About the challenge
The quest of a hundred medals is a challenge I’ve started which, as the name states, will take me on a journey around the globe in my quest to run a total of 100 races.
Now, since I can only run around 15 races per year, and that’s an average of more than one race per month, this challenge becomes a long-term commitment, which hopefully will give me the chance to visit new and exciting places and run in all kinds of races, from fast 5Ks to long marathons, ultra-marathons and trail runs.
I will be sharing every step of this amazing journey with you guys, from trainings & workouts, to race reviews and well-documented research, but also a lot of cool stories from my adventures and lots of shared experiences with and from other runners.
Won’t start from zero
I have to say that I will not be starting this challenge from scratch. I’ve been running competitively for quite a while now, but even so, I will not be counting all the medals and awards. However, I will start counting the medals which I’ve got in the past year and go on from there. Thus I will be starting the challenge from the count of 9, ergo 91 more to go…Yupii!
Race calendar 2017
For the upcoming year I have already prepared my preliminary race calendar (list below), which I highly recommend for yourselves as well. Start planning in advance, because it will be much easier to prepare for a race if you sign up for it in advance, especially if you have to travel to get there. On the plus side, it will give you a goal to look forward to for the next year.
The list is subject to change and new races might appear or some might disappear, depending on factors such as budget, work and eventual relocations, physical state & injuries, spontaneous events & races, sponsorships, challenges, etc.
The biggest chunk of 2017’s races are going to be in Romania, although, as the year progresses, new races around Europe or North America might unfold.
Keep close to follow the progress towards 100 races.