Dommelloop 2021

With 87 participants we’re proud to announce that the 2021 edition of the Dommelloop was a huge success. As last year, the Dommelloop committee set out the 2.5k course on the TU/e campus. All participants chose a race distance (2.5, 5 or 10k),  chose their own start moment (between the 29th of March and the 4th of April) and recorded …

Athlete of the month: Stefan van der Palen

This month we shine a bright light on our all-round athlete Stefan. He has been a member since 2016, has been a board member and has been a very dedicated Gaul! You’ve probably all seen this guy during the trainings. Because he recently switched from the technical group to the runners. Why, you might ask? Well, because of the common …

NSK Road 2020

The NSK Road of 2020 was postponed until yesterday, the 27th of February. This time, an online edition of this NSK was organized by DSAV’40! Four gauls were up to challenge the other student runners, running their race in many different cities. With beautiful weather the circumstances were very nice to race in and some very fast times have been …

Athlete of the Month: Casper van der Putten

Normally we see this smiling runner make endless laps on the track, but due to Covid19 we have to admire him online. Every Thursday Casper gives an online core session via Skype, even when he has bruised ribs! During one of his many training sessions he tried to jump over a hurdle and ended up hugging it instead. But it …

Asterix vs Parcival; the rematch

Last January, the student athletics association of Tilburg, Parcival, challenged Asterix: whose members can run the most kilometers. Asterix won! (check the post on our blog) Parcival had requested a rematch, this time in a new format: 1k time trial. The association that wins two out of three categories (fastest 5 men, fastest 5 women and highest participation rate) wins …

Athlete of the Month: Justine Fleming

After five weeks of not being able to train on the track in Eindhoven, it was nice to see Gauls running again on January 11th. During the trainings however, someone who actually takes part in almost every athletic event stands out: Justine Fleming. How is it possible that a technical athlete, qualifying herself as a sprinter and jumper, also is …

Parcival vs. Asterix purple run-off

On Sunday the third of January, the Parcival vs. Asterix purple run-off took place. This was a competition where we tried to run the most, with a small adjustment for the percentage of participants per association. After a tense match, Asterix was able to beat Parcival and put Parcival Tilburg in her place! This did not come to a surprise …

Athlete of the Month: Tom Reep

While all of you were mentally and physically preparing for a corona-proof Christmas celebration, a few crazy Gauls decided to attempt a ‘backyard-ultra’. A what?! A backyard-ultra is a type of ultra-run that is especially popular in the United States and in Sweden. Participants have to run 6706m every hour. The remainder of the hour can be used to reflect …

Karpendonkse Plasrun

Saint Nicholas travelled all the way from Spain to our country again. After a ten day quarantaine, the Saint told the 52nd Board that he had a surprise for the Asterix members. Those who have been good this year could expect some chocolate! However, the Gauls had to show that they have been good during 2020 ;). The stand-in Petes, …

Corona-Proof Virtual Asterix Cross

When the days become shorter and the leafs start falling from the trees, traditionally the cross-country season is kicked off by our own Asterix Cross in the Eckartse Bos. However since this year things are a bit different we had to be creative to have a fun and most importantly safe alternative. The trainings have temporarily been cancelled and no …