Running Dutchie

I love ultra and multi stage running and sharing my experiences with others through coaching, training plans and Edinburgh running tours!

Simply Runderful


We are two fun loving blondes seeking adventure through challenging our minds & bodies by running the length of The Netherlands in our pink Runderwear. With this we will be raising much needed funds for Pink Ribbon Foundation, a UK breast cancer charity funding projects and providing financial support to a range of breast cancer charities. Being great friends ever since we met in the Kalahari desert 3 years ago for our first multi stage race, we wanted to share this epic adventure with each other.

The Challenge

The challenge is to run the length of The Netherlands following the Pieterpad, 500km from Pieterburren in the North of Holland to the 3 land point near Maastricht (Holland, Belgium, Germany) over 5 days.
Dutch Map

1462192437512An important part of this adventure is to raise much needed funds for our chosen charity, the Pink Ribbon Foundation, a UK based charity that is a grant making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment.  .

This cancer has touched me personally with 3 Aunties and her Mother in Law having been treated successfully with the removal of breasts and ongoing treatment.  As two young ladies this is very real threat that we all need to be very aware of which is why we are supporting them.

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Runderwear logo

Just to make the challenge even more crazy, we will be running wearing JUST our pink Runderwear.  Our challenge is being supported by the wonderful team at Runderwear, Richard Edmonds and Jamie Smalley, who will be providing our beautiful, seamless and chafe free pink Runderwear.

Runderwear are donating 10% of the sale of any of the pink hipster brief and crop top to The Pink Ribbon Foundation as well to really get behind such a great cause.

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twitterLucja – @runningdutchie

Marina – @mranger90


Lucja – @runningdutchie

Marina – @mranger90

Lucja’s Story

Since venturing into the world of ultra running 3 years ago, where I first met Marina in the Kalahari desert in South Africa also attempting her first ever multi stage ultra, I have felt compelled to continue to push my limits and experience new and exciting challenges whilst exploring stunning landscapes and vistas around the world.  Marina and I have continued to experience many adventures together and have been hatching a plan to do something epic, fun and worthwhile for sometime now.  A bit of creativity and imagination came into play to come up with our fun idea and I am really looking forward to sharing this adventure with her and meeting many other fantastic people along the way as we will be aiming to get a lot of community involvement both nationally and internationally along the way to support us and our cause.

Marina’s Story

It’s the experiences and the places you see that I love so much about ultra running. My first realisation of this was when I crossed the line at both mine and Lucja’s first multi-stage desert ultra in the Kalahari desert. Since then, both of us have experienced many different challenges and adventures around the world but have always been keen to create our own idea to bring to life. I was instantly up for the challenge when Lucja hatched the idea and am so excited to share this journey with her for such a great cause. This will be my biggest challenge yet where I will once again be pushing my body to its limits to see what it is truly capable of. While most people might call me mad, I feel privileged to be able to do something amazing with such a great friend. The response from the public, money raised and support along the way will no doubt be extremely rewarding. I can’t wait!


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