My name is Ignace Savels and I live in the small town of Zeebrugge in Belgium.
I like to run nowadays. A lot.
But it was far from always like this.
Growing up I liked to run, I even ran some races here and there (max 10k) and always surprised myself despite my lack of training.
At some point (16y old) I even set the school record with 3 others on the 4x100m.
I’ve always had time-consuming hobbies, seascouting (http://www.zeescoutszeebrugge.be) on top of the list and once I decided to quit most of them (the time was there) I had a lot of spare time on my hands.
February 2013 I got challenged to run a 5k sub 20min and I decided to take it.
I started training. A lot. 🙂
And that’s where the adventure started. I made the sub 20min (spent!) begin June 2013 and had overtrained for the goal so decided to train for a marathon sub 3:30.
With the help from a lactate test and the support of my wife I managed to push through all the trainings and October 2013 the first marathon was a fact.
It took a lot of effort but I managed to finish in 3:29:29 (full report coming later).
And there I was, 9 months into running and finished a marathon.
It took some contemplating, but I decided to expand the horizon to ultra running.
As of today I have finished another marathon (pacing, ~4h), a 50k and a 56k trail run (1200m of climbing)