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Hi all! The weather is great, it's a beautiful city and it's even prettier when you're running! Everyone's welcome in our group - general pace is about 10,5k/hour. Some run about 10k/hour, and about 8 kms. Some of us run faster, some are training for ultra runs. Fear not: we start in the Vondelpark so you won't get lost. Plus it means you can build up your speed/fitness level if needed. So if you're worried you can't keep up: just come around and give it a go. We never leave you wondering where to go! Where we meet: in front of Vondel CS, Vondelpark 3 gives an odd location on Google Maps, so please click on this link to be sure: where we meet (https://maps.google.nl/maps?q=vondelpark+amsterdam&ll=52.360834,4.874711&spn=0.006788,0.01929&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb&fb=1&gl=nl&hq=vondelpark&hnear=0x47c63fb5949a7755:0x6600fd4cb7c0af8d,Amsterdam&cid=0,0,7842025157712464437&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=52.360729,4.874984&panoid=xIyBwzFB_NlRzbwHKRm7SQ&cbp=12,0,,0,0). The Vondelpark entrance opposite the Vondelkerk is thus close, you can already see us from there. We're right next to that little pink statue. Where we go: As we start in the Vondelpark, you can choose to do the shortest lap: 3.3km. The group's first lap could be Vondelpark-Rembrandtpark-Vondelpark, or towards the Olympic Stadium. Depending on who's attending, we'll do one or two more laps after that, or a 800 meter extension, or you just join the ultra runners... We tend to have two groups these days, some do about 8,5kms, some closer to 13. If you'd like to stay for a drink afterwards (at the Blauwe Theehuis (https://maps.google.nl/maps?q=vondelpark+amsterdam&ll=52.358907,4.872243&spn=0.003093,0.01929&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb&fb=1&gl=nl&hq=vondelpark&hnear=0x47c63fb5949a7755:0x6600fd4cb7c0af8d,Amsterdam&cid=0,0,7842025157712464437&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=52.358902,4.872252&panoid=bE1qCsKWYmUAAAAAAABn9A&cbp=11,0,,0,0)), bring some coins, as it's not included :) See you then and there! Dave PS Please note: Sheila is back!

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This a regular social running group that meets in Vondelpark (see exact location below) twice a week and at the Sarphatipark (see below) once per week--and in other locations around Amsterdam as the mood fits.

We welcome beginners and experienced runners; the only criteria is that you're comfortable jogging a few kilometres. We don't emphasize speed, even though some of us are getting faster and faster... It's a social way to keep fit and to meet new people. We always make sure you'll find your way back, preferably joining us at the Blauwe Theehuis afterwards.

It's not just about the running! It's about that coffee/tea afterwards, too! ;-) Bring a few coins for that (coffee is 2,30).

WHERE WE MEET, WHAT AND WHEN:

Tuesday & Saturday: in front of the statue, Vondel CS (https://www.google.com/maps/@52.360739,4.874983,3a,75y,32.29h,81.29t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sxIyBwzFB_NlRzbwHKRm7SQ!2e0!3e5?hl=en)--> please have a look at the map, it'll tell you exactly where we meet.

Tuesdays: 18.30hrs / 6.30pm.
What: One or two laps (3,3 or 6,6km). During 2nd lap option to do interval.

Saturdays: 09.30hrs/am.
What: Long run, usually split in two groups (some run a bit more/faster), running about 8 to 13 kms.

Wednesday: in front of Cafe Krul, on the corner (https://www.google.com/maps/@52.354495,4.893668,3a,75y,237.33h,66.27t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sJ8J94bLIfrJZLYR5ZOUX2g!2e0).
Time: 18.30hrs / 6.30pm.
What: interval (12 times 1:30 min slow jog, 1 min sprint, then leisurely run back).

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