About

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)

19 thoughts on “About

  1. WhiteDogLuxe – United States – Fashion and Lifestyle blogger pursuing that which is beautiful, rich in life on multiple levels, and authentic in beauty, construction, an intent. Encouraging women of ALL ages that beauty and style are ongoing and can exist in a multiplicity of ways in an individual's life. AND we are always learning.
    C.e. on said:

    Hello! Have run marathons and just completed my first 50k, 8000 ft elevation, incredibly technical. The only thing that bothered me was knowing big black bears lived in those mountains!

  2. runnershealth – I’m a runner, even though I also cycle, walk and ski cross–country. I’m also a retired medical doctor, and I’m fascinated by how the human body works. In this blog I would like to marry my two passions by talking about what happens in our bodies when we engage in endurance exercise. My posts will always be based on published scientific evidence, but please let me know what you think about it.
    runnershealth on said:

    Well done!
    Thank you for liking my post.

  3. That is an incredibly fast progression from 5K to ultra. Well done, my friend. I did my first ultra January 3rd, a trail race. It kicked my butt, but felt so good. Only and ultra runner would understand that. Be well and never stop.

    • Thank you very much and I totally get it. You feel sore for a week, but the faint smile on your lips does not disappear 🙂

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    Ray Laskowitz on said:

    Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray

    • ignace_s – Zeebrugge, BE – Runner // Father // 1987 // Proud To Be A Scout // Software Developer // www.tellmeaboutrunning.com
      ignace_s on said:

      Hey, we all start somewhere 🙂

  5. Thank you for liking my post. It’s so cool how you got started in running. Keep it up and most of all, please have fun doing it. – Wayne

  6. sprinting soul – Hyderabad, India – hello everyone..dis is subash... i am an avid runner and a biker, a passionate photographer, got a never-ending thirst for reading nd at the same time got something to say or write about anytime...
    sprinting soul on said:

    grt job man.. 3.30 marathon .. awesm (Y) good luck with ur 100k week training 🙂

  7. WOW, you are inspiring…. !!!! hurray for you, finding a passion, succeeding, and……… being healthy as well! I’ll keep you posted on the DASHING about… the 5k will not be sub 20, hopefully sub 40…

    • ignace_s – Zeebrugge, BE – Runner // Father // 1987 // Proud To Be A Scout // Software Developer // www.tellmeaboutrunning.com
      ignace_s on said:

      Everyone starts somewhere! Best of luck!

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