The 2019 edition of the ‘Amelander Vuurtoren Run’ (Ameland Light House Run) saw a new record set.
Translation by Thomas Ansell
The 235 steps through the lighthouse were climbed by Nick van Ingen in a time of just 48.06 seconds, beating the previous record set in 2013 (by Klaas Modderman) by over a second, as reported by Omrop Fryslan.
Van Ingen is on holiday on the island, and had not trained specifically for the climb. However, since he is a triathlete, he has excellent fitness levels in any case.
He also didn’t feel the need to wear a special outfit, unlike some of his competitors- who came in their best running shoes and sports clothes. Some, even, wore mittens for better grip on the handrails.
This was the 13th edition of the Amelander Vuurtoren Run, and this year 55 people competed. Competitors are split into three categories: men, women, and children. Last year the run was abandoned due to the heat, however this year’s temperature of 22 degrees was perfect.
Photo source: Dick Elbers