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The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

    • 8h 05m non-stop walking
    • 42,33 Km (28.22 M)
    • 5.88 Km (3.92 M) average per hour
    • 54,196 steps
    • 3,560 kCal.


47,236  Qualified participants

02,534- No show at registration

——- +

44,702  Start permits day 1 = 100,00%

00,661- Not started/not finished


44,041  Start permits day 2 = 98.52%




0548-Walk of the World

Walk of the World edition #103

Training #13


  • Leg 1: Home – Westbound to industrial area – Northbound towards the Crossing – Eastbound to Lent – Crossing river Waal to South bank – Berg en Dalseweg; [drinks];
  • Leg 2: Berg en Dalseweg – Berg en Dal[lunch];
  • Leg 3: Berg en Dal – Seven Hills Avenue – Groesbeek [drinks];
  • Leg 4: Groesbeek  – Westbound through woodlands – Railtrack Malden-Nijmegen – Northbound through woodlands – Nijmegen – South – busstop;
  • Leg 5: By bus (line 11) Northbound to City center South;
  • Leg 6: City center South – Home.


The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

    • 6h 06m non-stop walking
    • 30,53Km (20.35 M)
    • 39,760 steps
    • 3,097 kCal.

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Walk of the World edition #103

Training #3


  • Leg 1: Home – South-West bound all down to Energieweg (Energy Av.)
  • Leg 2: North bound towards the bridge De Oversteek (The Crossing) – crossing river Waal
  • Leg 3: East bound along the monument for the 47 soldiers, who died at The Crossing – Lent
  • Leg 4: river Waal – Lent – South bound over the Arnheim bridge over Waal
  • Leg 5: West bound along river Waal, on the South bank (Nijmegen city) – South bound to Grote Markt (Market place)[drinks]
  • Leg 6: West bound to Kronenburg Park – passing Emperor Charles roundabout – Graafseweg – home.

The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

  • 233 minutes non-stop walking
  • 19.61 Km  (13.1M)
  • 25,238 steps
  • 2,096 kCal.
  • 3h 30m all-in: dep. 10h 05m arr. 14h 35m (2 stops, at the river Waal near Lent and at a terrace on the Market in Nijmegen.


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First training for the Walk of the World edition #103, 2019


Dinner Voucher

When Pierre had his 75th birthday, he invited his family for dinner in a nice restaurant in Geleen, a smal city in the South of Limbourg, as it is more practical that Pierre and I travel by car to the South than that his familymembers with husbands/wives travel to Nimwegen. We had that expierence ten years ago, when Pierre turned 65y and the whole family came to Nimwegen.

For inviting the family to dinner, Pierre got as a present a dining voucher of a very large Dutch hotel – restaurant chain. Their last project is a 14 stories high hotel – restaurant just across the river Waal, in Lent (Nimwegen-North). This hotel is very sought after by the participants of the Walk of the World: the hotel provides bus transfers in the (early) morning to the start location (Wedren) and the double rooms are only €99 (£87 / CA$149) per night.

Today we went to Van der Valk in Lent to cash the voucher and have a dinner party. The service was excellent, as was the food. Only… what a lot of people come there!!! The restaurant can accomodate 300 guests!



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Walk of the World edition #102 / training #10

201806050802WotW-10-1Leaving home at 08:00am sharp, temperature 14C and a sombre weather forecast.

Directly Westbound (Wolfkuilse-weg) then Northbound (Energie-weg) to reach the beginning of “The Crossing”. That already takes 45 minutes non-stop walking. Crossing the river Waal and leaving the bridge on the former dike of the river Waal. Eastbound to the ancient 201806050802WotW-10-2Arnheim bridge, then Southbound to Berg and Dal (Hill and Valley). First stop, after 2:30h walking. Coffee & apple cake. Then Westbound, over the famous Zeven-heuvelenweg (Seven Hills way), passing the Canadian War Cimetary, to Groesbeek. From Groesbeek Northbound in the direction of Nimwegen.

After a total of 20K / 13.33M We took bus 5 to the city.



  • top – 08am sharp;
  • center – a sombre weather forecast;
  • bottom – a view from the Arnheim bridge on the river front, with on top the famous octagonal chapel of St. Nicholas in the Valkhof Castle (built in 1030); nearby stand ruins of another part of the castle – so called Barbarossa ruins from the 12th century. The castle was demolished in 1797, just keeping its oldest part – the chapel. Below, the red brick building, the brand new museum “The Bastion”.


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Walk of the World edition #102 / training #7