Chairman: Niek Raats
Hello everyone! My name is Niek Raats, I am 23 years old and am currently a fourth year student at WUR. Right now I am finishing my bachelor International Developmentstudies and after this I will continue with the master Disaster Studies. Officially I have been a member of Tartlétos for three years, however I have only been active since last year. This year I will be the chairman of Tartlétos.
I come from Brunssum, in the south of Limburg. I have originally played football since I was five years old until I went to university. After half a year it turned out I couldn’t combine living where I studied and training, and I didn’t want to play on a lower level. Between football matches I had run some races without training for them (including an untrained marathon), so when I came to Wageningen I subscribed at Tartlétos. The first two years I was a member I wasn’t really active, training wise and activity wise.
In the year I have been training more seriously I discovered where my passion within athleticism lies. It is a lesser known branch within the sport, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. I like to go of the track and road and mainly do trailrunning, with the occasional road race for speed. I prefer to run extremely long and in the mountains. Next summer for example I have planned two races, one of 101 kilometre and one of 145 kilometre, in the Alpes.
Apart from the sport aspect I have become a lot more active within Tartlétos last year as well. I have been in the WAKcie and TACo last year. I have already done five board years at my scouting association, but I am not an active member there anymore because I can’t make it with travelling every weekend. So, I wanted to do a board year at the association I am the most active in right now, which is Tartlétos. I am looking forward to make a great year out of this with my fellow board member!
Secretary: Dagmar van Esch
My name is Dagmar, 21 years old, and I am in my fourth year of Management and Consumer studies. Since I was 16 I am doing athletics, first in Etten-Leur and since I am studying in Wageningen with Tartlétos. I am doing long-distance running. Last year I ran half a marathon, but this year I am focussing on the 5 and 10 km again. After coming back from my exchange in Canada, I am really happy to train with a group again and to be able to run outside coming winter. Besides athletics, I like to dance, drink a beer with some friends, bake a pie or brownies, go surfing, and of course go on holiday.
In the board, I will be the secretary. I am really looking forward to this board year. I am very confident that it will be a good year and that we have heaps of fun. If you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to talk to us during training or sent us an email.
Cheers & see you on the blue track,
Dagmar van Esch
Treasurer: Ton Winkelmolen
Hello Everyone. My name is Ton Winkelmolen. I am 22 years old and I am currently in my fifth year at Wageningen University. I finished my bachelor Molecular Life Sciences and I am currently doing the Master Plant Biotechnology. Besides that, I have been a member of Tartlétos, and from October onwards I will be working as treasurer for Tartlétos.
I am from Heythuysen, a village in the province of Limburg. When I was 6, I started with athletics. Back then I already preferred the technical events. Unfortunately there was no technical trainer anymore when I was 12, so I started playing handball. I liked that as well, but I really missed the mother of sports. So when I heard there was a technical trainer again at the athletics association, I went back to athletics.
When I went to study in Wageningen, I immediately joined Tartlétos and started training with the technical group. I started with doing all the events, but at the moment I do mostly sprint/hurdles. However, I still like to do other event sometimes as well, so I did a decathlon last summer.
When I joined Tartlétos I also started to do committees, namely the TACo, CampusRun and the Tartlétos Loopgala. This year I will do the NSK Indoor as well. This way I became more committed to the association and had a lot of fun during the activities and trainings. That’s why I have been thinking of joining the board for a few years, but this year I finally decided to do it and I am really looking forward to it! I see you all at the training!
Competition commissioner home: Rick van de Ven
Heey fellow tartletes!
First let me introduce myself. I’m Rick van de Ven, 20 years old, and I’m a third year bachelor styudent food technology. I will succeed Roel as the competition commissioner home. I’ve been raised in a small village in Brabant which can be known by the cross country- and trail runners among you via the beautiful nearby “Loonse en Drunense duinen”. After I was finished with the compulsory swimming lessons I was followed to choose a different sport! I was going to attend an introduction training in soccer. To make a long story short I’ve never in my life been to an introduction training soccer because I already fell in love with the amazing mother of all sports: athletics!
I have always continued to practice this sport. In the beginning I used to do everything just to get a feeling for which part(s) of the athletics I liked the most. After a couple of years the throwing was the thing I liked the most especially discus throwing and discus is the thing I still practice and enjoy doing. After I came here in Wageningen to study I immediately joined Tartlétos but unfortunately I had surgery on my shoulder just before the summer holiday and I wasn’t ready to train again. In my second year here in Wageningen I joined Tartlétos again and finally got to know the great atmosphere within Tartlétos. Because of this great atmosphere I would like to do a board year in which I would like to organise many great competitions for you and hopefully a lot more! I’m really looking forward to get to know you better in the upcoming year!
Competition commissioner out: Stijn van Nierop
Hey Tartlétes, I’m Stijn van Nierop, and I’ll be your competition commissioner out for the upcoming year. Last year I started with the bachelor Food Technology here at this beautiful university. At the same time I became a member of Tartlétos.
I started doing athletics about 13 years ago, when I was 7, in Drunen, a village in Noord-Brabant near ‘s-Hertogenbosch. I started out doing all events but for the last 4 years I have been a sprinter specialized in 400m and 200m. Next to those events I like to do some other events every now and then like the decathlon or the occasional 800m or 400m hurdles. In the winter I really like to participate in some short crosses as well.
Due to a persistent injury in the last year I had to train less, with the great side effect I had some more free time to join all the activities organized by Tartlétos. During all those drinks, beach volleyball matches and other activities I went on to enjoy the association and it’s members more and more. This, in the end, led to my decision to join the board this year.
I’m really looking forward to the coming year as a board member. I hope it will be a year with a lot of awesome competitions, PB’s and fun activities.
Commissioner publicity: Tiger-Lily Ketellapper
Hey everybody, I’m Tiger-Lily Ketellapper!
This coming year I will take over the role as PR for Tartlétos.
I’m 21 years old, and I just finished my bachelor study in Tourism here at the WUR, and now I started with my master Management, Economics & Consumer studies. I will be specializing in consumer studies. Through the years, I have tried various types of sports, ranging from tennis to rescue swimming. Since last year I am member of Tartlétos, so that I could gain insight on what it’s like to train with fanatic athletes. I myself am more of a recreational runner, that enjoys the company and “gezelligheid” within the association in combination with being active and healthy. You can also find me in the gym and on my race bike very frequently.
I am very much looking forward to taking over the responsibility of the current PR Maaike de Kreek from “Train Hard”, and keeping the association in top condition!