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 …

NSK Cross 2020

The Dutch Student Championship cross country running took place in Eindhoven last Saturday. Our previous chairman Jordi promised some short-distance events with starting blocks (!), which resulted in more than 165 students participating! In the morning, the entire Stratumse Heide was taken over by a group of Gauls armed with red and white tape and a bucket of chalk. As …

Cross Country Races January 26

On January 26 the Joe Mann Bosloop in Best took place. During the warming-up, Tom decided not to run today, due to an injury. When the sun started to shine, also the long cross started, where Carmen and Willem started. The long cross consisted of one short lap and three long laps for the women and four long laps for …

Cross Country Races on January 19

Last Sunday, January 19, multiple cross country running races took place. Asterix members went to three different races: the Heldense Bossen Verloscross, the Dieprijtcross in Eersel, and in the southern most corner of the Netherlands (practically Germany): the Abdijcross in Kerkrade. Three Gauls with outstanding performances in these races tell you about their experience below! With somewhat fewer participants than …

Sylvestercross 2019

Oudejaarsdag is een dag van tradities, oliebollen, vuurwerk, champagne, maar natuurlijk ook de jaarlijkse Sylvestercross in Soest. Drie Galliërs reisden af naar deze nationale cross, bekend en gevreesd vanwege de stroken mul zand die deel uitmaken van het parcours. Aan de start van de korte cross stonden Job en Ramon klaar om 3.2 km over de Soeste Duinen en door …

L’Avant Sylvestrecross Reusel 2019

On Sunday 8 December Asterix took part in the L’Avant Sylvestrecross in Reusel. Some Gauls stayed at home – illness or the bad weather – but around seven Asterix members did leave their comfy beds to go to Reusel. The weather app Buienradar luckily promised no rain after 9 am. We arrived in Reusel at 9:30 … with rain coming …

Zandboscross Deurne 2019

Last Sunday the sandy woods xc (zandboscross) took place in Deurne. This race contains a steep sandy ‘bump’ at the beginning of the course which had to be scaled during each lap. Which was manned by a bunch of supporters to make sure everybody got the mental support to make it up the hill.  After this the course proceeded through …

Ijzerenman cross, Etten-Leur 5km en Bordeaux marathon

While a delegation of the new and old board where hitting each other and other student athletic boards on the head with leeks (true story), a couple of Gauls ended up doing slightly more serious stuff such as participating in cross-country races and running 5k’s/half-marathon. On Saturday our French (sadly ex)Gaul (guess Gauls are officially French but whatever) ran a …

Asterix Cross

Na een zomer vol baanwedstrijden en vele PR’s van menig Galliër beginnen de bladeren van de bomen inmiddels te verkleuren en begint te temperatuur weer te dalen. Dit kan maar één ding betekenen: Het cross seizoen staat weer voor de deur! Het cross seizoen wordt elk jaar altijd weer afgetrapt met de Asterix-cross in het Eckartse bos, vlak naast de …

Karpencross 2019

Met een prachtig weertje namen afgelopen zondag maar liefst 6 Galliërs deel aan de Karpencross in Eindhoven. Dit is natuurlijk bijna een thuiswedstrijd aangezien het parcours op onze atletiekbaan start/finisht. Dit gecombineerd met het mooie weer zorgde ervoor dat er een grote hoeveelheid supporters op been waren. Zo stond Sebastien hard aan te moedigen (en sneaky Dommelloop flyers uit te …