Overal Sjirk

Overal Sjirk
  • Full Name: Overal Sjirk
  • ID: 5645
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Nationality: Netherlands
  • Birthdate: 1961-08-14
Mini CV

I have been running marathons since 2008. More than a 100 now. Later I started to do ultra's, my first 100 k in Winschoten in 2015. Since then I have improved my personal best times on the 100 k from 10.25 to 9.19 hours in 2019.
My biggest ultra-adventure I had in 2018. It was the socalled 11-stedenultrarun, 230 kms through the province of Friesland (part of the Netherlands), which I ran in 27 hours and 11 minutes.
Now, I'm dreaming to take part in the Spartathlon...hope I can make that dream come true.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2021 338 Finish 33:16:35







Described as the world's most grueling race, the Spartathlon runs over rough tracks and muddy paths (often it rains during the race), crosses vineyards and olive groves, climbs steep hillsides and, most challenging of all, takes the runners on the 1,200 meter ascent and descent of Mount Parthenio in the dead of night.
This is the mountain, covered with rocks and bushes, on which it is said Pheidippides met the god Pan.

Spartathlon is the event that brings this deed to attention today by drawing a legend out of the depths of history. The idea for its creation is belongs to John Foden, a British RAF Wing Commander. As a lover of Greece and student of ancient Greek history, Foden stopped his reading of Herodotus' narration regarding Pheidippides, puzzled and wondering if a modern man could cover the distance from Athens to Sparta, i.e. 250 kms, within 36 hours.