Achievements

Achievements in marathons, in reoccurring events and some highlighted bike challenges. Age group (AK) according to the bylaws of Deutscher Leichtathletik Verband.

Marathons and other highlights

Date AK Event Time Pace
2019-04-28 M40 Hamburg-Marathon 03:41:31 5:15
2019-10-20 M40 Amsterdam-Marathon 03:40:34 5:14
2023-03-12 M40 Heuvelland Marathon (Maastricht -> Vaals) 04:01:36 5:44
2023-06-11 M40 Rhein-Ruhr-Halbmarathon Duisburg 01:38:21 4:40
2023-08-13 M40 Monschau-Marathon 03:47:02 5:23
2023-10-22 M40 Antwerp Half Marathon 01:27:05 4:08
2024-03-24 M45 Gent Marathon 03:07:49 4:27
2024-05-05 M45 Abraxas-Triathlon Brand 01:14:08
2024-05-18 M45 Kalterherberger Pfingstlauf 01:37:16 4:37

The Antwerp Half Marathon 2023 was definitely a highlight in the last 5 years. I did train a lot in 2023, especially for the really hard Heuvelland Marathon. That paid of first in Duisburg (it was incredible hot there), then on the Monschau Marathon (I was so happy during the whole race) and then in Antwerp, where I beat my aim of 1:30 by nearly 3 minutes. Luckily I didn't get the memo that one isn't supposed to become faster at old age 😉.

In 2024 I did my first Triathlon, and it was a blast: 500m 🏊‍♂️ in 8:41, 21km 🚴‍♂️ in 36:36 and 5km 🏃‍♂️ in 22:15. I never thought I would be doing such a thing, neither with my terrible eye-sight nor with regard to running 6 years prior.

Reoccurring events

ATG Winterlauf

Date AK Distance Time Pace
2018-12-16 M35 18.00 01:29:26 4:58
2019-12-15 M40 18.00 01:25:24 4:45
2022-03-27 M40 16.00 01:10:15 4:23
2022-12-04 M40 16.00 01:08:22 4:16
2023-12-10 M40 16.00 01:09:08 4:19

Aachener Benefizlauf

Date AK Distance Time Pace
2018-06-25 M35 10.00 00:49:10 4:55
2019-06-23 M40 10.00 00:48:15 4:50
2022-06-19 M40 10.00 00:45:37 4:34
2023-06-18 M40 10.00 00:45:33 4:33
2024-06-23 M45 10.00 00:43:31 4:21

Aachener Firmenlauf

Date AK Distance Time Pace
2013-10-02 M30 4.63 00:25:04 5:25
2022-09-23 M40 9.90 00:42:29 4:17
2023-09-22 M40 9.90 00:40:16 4:04

Aachener Sylvesterlauf

Date AK Distance Time Pace
2017-12-31 M35 10.30 00:49:42 4:50
2018-12-31 M35 10.30 00:45:29 4:25
2019-12-31 M40 10.30 00:43:27 4:13
2022-12-31 M40 9.60 00:39:39 4:08
2023-12-31 M40 9.60 00:37:27 3:54

B2Run Aachen

Date AK Distance Time Pace
2023-04-27 M40 5.00 00:20:31 4:06
2024-04-18 M45 5.00 00:19:19 3:52

Baloise Antwerp 10 Miles

Date AK Distance Time Pace
2023-04-23 M40 16.09 01:07:31 4:12
2024-04-21 M45 16.37 01:04:38 3:57

Lousberglauf

Date AK Distance Time Pace
2022-07-06 M40 5.56 00:23:18 4:12
2023-07-05 M40 5.56 00:23:36 4:15
2024-07-03 M45 5.56 00:21:58 3:57

Rursee Marathon

Date AK Distance Time Pace
2019-11-03 M40 16.50 01:22:40 5:01
2021-11-07 M40 16.50 01:17:28 4:42
2022-11-06 M40 16.50 01:15:32 4:35
2023-11-05 M40 16.50 01:15:20 4:34

Yes, the Aachener Sylvesterlauf used to be called Sylvesterlauf until 2022, it's not a typo. In 2022, they changed the course and the name, and now it's Silvesterlauf.
I used the net-times in the above tables if available. I'm pretty sure that Time and Voice has mixed up gross and net for Rursee 2021, though.

A selection of pictures from those events that I bought Sportograf (The picture on the start page is also from Sportgraf, from the Winterlauf 2019):

Sylvesterlauf 2018
Dezember 2018, Winterlauf
Rursee Marathon 2019
März 2022, Winterlauf 1
Rursee Marathon 2022
Sylvesterlauf 2022

Development

This comes straight from my Garmin data for running which I am tracking since 2017. In the three charts you see the minimum, median and the maximum as well as the p05 and p95 percentiles. I created buckets for the distances in a range of 5% below and 20% over the goal distance.

On bikes

I don't see myself participating in bike races anytime soon, but I did do some pretty cool challenges in the last couple of years, such as doing the Stoneman Arduenna on a Gravel bike in one day, racing the Vätternrundan and becoming a true Flandrien.

June 2021, Stoneman Arduenna
September 2021, Finishing Vätternrundan
August 2023, My cobble on Flandrien Challenge wall of fame

Apart from collecting the "Gran Fondo"-Badge every month since 2018 on Strava, I did the Rapha Festive500 challenge 5 years in a row:

Strava 100k per month
Strava 100k per month
Strava 100k per month
Strava 100k per month
Strava 100k per month

Early September 2023 I managed to reach a 42x42 explore square, and I'm quite happy about it. More will be quite complicated, with the open-brown-coal mine in the east and some nature reserves in the south.

42x42 Velowviewer Tiles