About

Welcome to Sabina in Mudland. As you can guess, my name is Sabina. My passions are sports and writing, which is why you ended up on my website. I wish you much reading pleasure, and if you have any questions, you can always contact me.

Do you want to know more about me? Just scroll down a bit!

Sabina in Mudland

As a child I have always played sports. Swimming, horseback riding, judo, jazz dance, tennis, you name it. I tried everything. The horseback riding stick for a few years, but then volleyball took over and became my passion. To work on my condition, I decided to go for a run. At first I started with 5K, but after a year I moved up to 10K. In theory I would move on to 21K runs. Unfortunately, 2+ hours of just running seemed very boring. So I went looking for something new to do and came across the Urbanathlon, an urban obstacle race. I crossed the finish line with (open) blisters on my fingers (how does one climb down a rope?), but that didn’t stop me. I was hooked. I started with two OCR runs in 2014 and did seven of them in 2015. This included a 21K and a race weekend abroad where I did a 12K and 24K race. I went from seven to 28 in a year, including a lot of trips abroad in 2016. After that I lost count on how many races and which countries I have been to.

In 2017 I decided to register for some competitions and elite waves. At the OCR Series World Finals I was allowed to start in the Elite wave, at the Spartan Race European Championship in Andorra I started with all the other Elite women and I could even have gone to the World Championship in Lake Tahoe but missed the necessary sponsors.

At the end of 2017 I got an injury. A ganglion cyst on my wrist prevented me from exercising and I had to undergo a surgery to have it removed. The recovery is taking some time, so my plans for 2018 got moved up to 2019. For 2019 I want to extend the 2017 line and achieve better results. A new coach, food schedule and lifestyle must ensure this. Now only the sponsors to travel to the World Championship this time.

…down the rabbit hole into the trenches

Why Sabina in Mudland? The answer to this question is actually very simple. I love Alice in Wonderland. Combine this with the love for OCR and mudruns and Sabina in Mudland was born. That the slogan was also good to adjust, only came out nicely. … down the rabbit hole into the trenches.

Writing has always been a hobby of mine and I thought it would be nice to write a blog about the different runs that I did. Especially now that I am going abroad more and really want to go competitive. Who knows, maybe I can inspire someone with my story to also play sports or do a nice race.

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