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Welcome to the website of GSAV Vitalis

Welcome to the website of student athletics association G.S.A.V. Vitalis. We are the oldest and largest student athletics association in the Netherlands! Vitalis is an active association that competes in NSK's (Dutch student championships) and the nation wide competition. Besides athletics, lots of social activities are organized by Vitalis for its members.

If you have any questions you can always email the secretary ( or click below for more information about our association.

Dutch Championships 2019

By: Femke van den Bos, at 29-07-2019 at 21:01

Last weekend the Dutch Championships took place, a wonderful weekend where many Vitalis members started and it resulted in wonderful results! One of which is the bronze medal for Jaap Gerben on the 800m! Read what else happened over here.

On Friday Eva Mollema started off with the 400m which was followed by Stefan also competing in the 400m series. They both didn’t qualify for the semi-finals. Afterwards Anniek started with the 100m where she had a good run with 12.86. The last sprinter on Friday was Eric on the 400m hurdles, which didn’t go as planned for him because of a bad last hurdle. In the meantime more and more Vitalis members arrived to support the others. They could all see Jaap Gerben getting his ticket for the final of the 800m. And after watching the 100m finals, Silke ended off the day with a wonderful 7th place in the 3000m steeple chase.

On Saturday, again many Vitalis members went to the track in The Hague to support the athletes or to compete themselves. It started off with 4 Vitalis members on 1500m! In the first series Ineke had bad luck with a slow start, she tried to get a good time by tacking the lead. However she just missed the final. In the second series, Silke, Marije and Lianne competed where both Silke and Lianne managed to get qualified for the finals! Afterwards Eva and Anniek were ready for their second race of the weekend, the 200m. Because of the wind it wasn’t optimal to run so Eva didn’t manage to get close to her personal best and also Anniek had hoped for more. At the end of the day an exiting moment had come, the 800m final where Jaap Gerben started. The field was strong and everything can happen in an 800m final, so it was an exiting race. It ended with a great final sprint where Jaap Gerben finished with a dive over the finish and he got the 3rd place! A great achievement! And it was a fantastic end of the 2nd day of the Dutch Championships.

On Sunday Silke and Lianne ran the final of the 1500m where Silke reached a good 9th place in a personal best of 4:31,56 and Lianne got 12th in 4:34,69. A great end of a wonderful weekend!

Jaap Gerben wins the bronze medal on the Dutch Championships 800m!

By: Femke van den Bos, at 28-07-2019 at 21:53

Last weekend the Dutch Championships took place where several Vitalis members took part. Jaap Gerben ran the 800m this weekend. After a good series where Jaap Gerben qualified for the finals, the final took place on Saturday afternoon. The competition was strong and everything could happen. In a great final sprint Jaap Gerben finished with a dive over the finish and he got the 3rd place! A great achievement which is worth to give some extra attention. It is also the first medal of a Vitalis member on the outdoor Dutch Championships ever! Congratulations Jaap Gerben!

Aftermovie NSK Baan

By: Alex Wildeboer, at 11-07-2019 at 18:07

On the 30th and 31st of May, Vitalis organised the NSK Baan in Groningen. It was a great succes and we all enjoyed it. Experience the event again with this aftermovie!

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