I have been running for quite some years now and i like running a race (preferaby trail) from time to time, in order to have goals - else, what is the point of running three times a week? Unfortunately, due to Corona, there were no races on. I was getting a bit frustrated for not being able to enjoy my good shape.
Moreover, after running my first marathon in October 2019, I was wondering whether I was able to run any longer than that.
And lastly, I had heared of "de Groene Wandeling" some years ago already. It passes at only 5k away from my doorstep and it is said to be a very attractive path with plenty of greenery all around Brussels.
Suddenly these three pieces fell together and mid May i decided to give it a try.
I ran (and occasionally walked) it on Sunday 31st May, with the support of my friend who followed me on a bicycle with water and some food.
I started the loop at the cemetery in Evere and ran counterclockwise. as a result the woods of "zoniënwoud" came last which was excellent from temperature point of view, but less so from terrain pov since this part contains most up- and downhills.