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This year's Cascade Run participants (well, most of them)

Submitter: Ruud Beukema
Description: Three ASTRON teams participated in the 11th edition of the Hoogeveen Cascaderun, om April 9th 2017. Two teams of sporty enthusiasts did the 5 English mile distance, while one team of brave sportsmen and woman dared to challenge themselves with the 10 English mile distance.

With the friendly village of Hoogeveen packed with spectators, 8600+ runners were waiting excitedly for the start signal. The Sunday really honored its name by treating us to a cloudless blue sky and temperatures of well above 20 0C. It was a relief when the signal was finally given. Let's go!

All along the route there were spectators shouting their encouragements to the runners, bands and DJs playing, and choirs singing. There were even people sprinkling the runners using their garden hose; a very welcome cool-down for the many of us who suffered from the heat. From the point where the 5 and 10 mile routes joined again, we looped back to the center of Hoogeveen and prepared ourselves for a final sprint along its main shopping street. After a warm, if not overheated, welcome at the finish it was time for a well-deserved ice cream!

Well done everyone, and Cascaderun, see you next year!
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