How many members here?
Olga: 16 people and 15 of them fled, and one of them actively supported us.
How do you feel after the race? All very much worried that you will freeze in the rain!
Louis: Yes, the weather on the day of the half marathon was extreme: only 5 degrees and heavy rain! In the Netherlands, the weather on this day was also very special, not typical summer weather. It was a crazy idea! We were not ready for such weather conditions, but it did not stop us, we enjoyed running!
How long have you been running?
Louis: I started running when I was 23 ( laughs ) it was a long time ago!
Jan: Just a couple of years ago.
Great running, too! How did the idea to run a half marathon in St. Petersburg ?
Louis: The idea to participate in Saint Petersburg half marathon was from club's runners. Jan and Olga help to organize everything. Our club has a tradition: once a year to run a half marathon together in some European city. We ran in Madrid, Prague, Lisbon, Berlin, Antwerp, Bonn and many other European cities. But we never thought that you can come to the half marathon in Russia. And when there was such an opportunity thanks to Olga and Jan to get acquainted with Russian people and culture, we decided to go! We receive information about Russia only from the media. And it was really great to come and meet other people, talk live.