Jacques Rijkmans

Jacques Rijkmans

Member since:      

Day 1 of DCS existence until Sep 2012.

Years served on the DCS committee:

16 (1996-2012).

And a few words about yourself:

What started off as an unenjoyable yet beneficial form of training during my squash playing days, running has turned out to become a very big part of my life. Thirty-three years later I no longer play squash but am still running and enjoying the sport as much as ever. The people I have met, the experiences which I have encountered, and the places at which I have had the privilege of running during all those years has been phenomenal, half of which was whilst being a member of DCS !!!

DCS Half Marathons

There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.”

Kristin Armstrong
Kristin ArmstrongBicycler

Every time I run it's with the mindset that if I die at this race, it's OK."

Yuki Kawauchi
Yuki KawauchiJapanese runner

I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.”

Dean Karnazes
Dean KarnazesAmerican Ultramarathon runner and Author of Ultramarathon Man

Never underestimate the power that one good workout can have on your mind. Keeping the dream alive is half the battle.”

Kara Goucher
Kara GoucherAmerican Runner

The world is actually full of challenges and we need to challenge ourselves. I took a challenge to run that fast. It consumes a lot of energy especially mentally. But I took myself and accepted to be challenged and I challenged the time.”

Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud KipchogeKenyan long-distance runner