On Monday, March 20th and Tuesday, March 21st 2017 the 9th Masters’ International SPRINT HEERENVEEN took place. This is the traditional Sprint about 2x 500m/1.000m.
Although the number of Masters participants (21 men and 7 women) was not that high as expected, it was a great event again with good ice and times. The only two foreign masters came from Russia. We were very proud that they had come to race in the Netherlands!
Next year the 10th time, so come to the Netherlands next year for that jubilee of the HEERENVEEN SPRINT!

The results:


World Record at Long Distance Races Heerenveen

On Monday, March 20th 2017 the 13th Masters’ International Long Distance Races took place in Heerenveen. Not only Dutch masters came to the new rebuilt super ice rink ‘Thialf’, but also masters from Norway, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Kazakhstan and even Mongolia participated in this traditional long distance races.

Totally 52 skaters from 7 countries (12 ladies, 40 men) participated. And that the renewed ice rink can make good ice, appears from the good times: 43 SB’s, 28 PB’s and 1 world record!

The world record was skated by Kees Verdouw from the Netherlands. He crushed the old record on the 10.000 Meter of Toon Kooijmans (17:20,55 - 26/03/2012) in the M70-74 with 25 seconds to a new time of 16:55,17!

Here you can find all the results of the LDR 2017:

Hopefully a lot international masters will join this great competition next year again to try to skate new PB’s, SB’s or Masters world records!

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