Welcome to the website of student athletics association G.S.A.V. Vitalis, the largest student athletics association in the Netherlands! Vitalis is the association where athletics and fun are combined. From high jump to javelin throw and from sprinting to endurance runs, there will be a training group that suits you. In addition to sports, there’s time for fun: drinks, eating together after training, weekend getaways and many other activities.
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Last month was all about skiing, love, skiing and more skiing, because it was time for the annual Skitalis trip to Avoriaz. Here, Vitalis enjoyed a week of great fun in the snow and, of course, with each other. Unfortunately I was not there myself and I will have to do it with the stories and the many pictures of the week. Please take some time to look at them and have a chat with the people who were there to hear the beautiful stories! From what I have heard it was a great success and (almost) everyone returned home injury free and safe, which of course is a nice addition. Next to this it was a jam-packed month with various sporting and social activities. I can say from personal experience that it was very busy, but super fun!
The month started very sporty with the NSK Stair Run in Nijmegen. Here Vitalists ran up no less than 10 or 20 floors of the Erasmus Building as fast as they could. For this fact alone I have a lot of respect. For the runners who are better at the third half, there was also a wonderful beer relay. Imagine running up 5 floors with that sloshing, golden yellow stuff in your belly. That's not pretty, but I think it's impressive!
Our own ZFC/CK cross was also once again a great success this year. Under the watchful eye (and participation) of the cross's namesake, Zac Freudenburg, wonderful performances were achieved. Niall (men's long), Jule (women's long), Luuk (men's short) and Eleonore (women's short) crowned themselves club champions on the cross. Congratulations to all of them!
Then, in addition to celebration of the successes above, love was celebrated at the Valentine's drink. Here, the Vitalists were allowed to buy roses for the one(s) they secretly love. As icing on the cake there was also the chance to write a bill as a secret admirer. If that doesn't make for an evening full of love, I don't know what does!
Furthermore, several Vitalists have excelled in sports this month. Jetske finished third at the NK indoor all-around under 20 and Noa, Wouter and Anniek participated in the NK indoor Seniors in Apeldoorn! Noa broke the club records on the 60 and 200 meters while Wouter set the second Vitalis time of all time on the 60 meter hurdles. Well done everyone!
Finally, the Vitalists were able to go wild at the ACLO sport gala in their best outfit and two days later they were able to walk off their hangover at the NSK Cross in Eindhoven. This was a fitting end to this wonderful month!
In the monthly overview above you can see that there are again several activities planned for the coming months, such as the well-attended NSK indoor in Apeldoorn (don't miss out!), the pyjama drinks and of course the spring training weekend! It promises to be another wonderful month and we hope to see you again in large numbers!
With last year's FlitsCie Be Real photo competition, 2022 has come to a successful close. Many Vitalists shared their end-of-the-year adventures and ofcourse, they were beautiful! Needless to say, the FlitsCie had a very difficult time picking the winner!
2023 also got off to an immediate good start with the New Year's dinner. Everyone was asked to make some delicious dish and bring it to the canteen so that other Vitalists could also enjoy their cooking. All the culinary delights that were made were certainly enjoyed. Although dinner allowed for extended discussions about 2022, most Vitalists had this year’s Carnival already celebrated! A month early, admittedly, but any excuse to get into the carnival spirit is a good one, right?
Also, with the Christmas break barely over, some of our members could already look ahead to their next holiday: Skitalis in France! With a nice informational drink, the plans for this event were shared and the anticipatory fun has begun!
Yet the real highlight of this month was of course the changeover GMA. After board 26 was extensively thanked for their efforts, it was time to usher in board 27! With just as much enthusiasm as their predecessors, they presented their policies here. Undoubtedly, with them as the board, 2023 will be a great year for Vitalis. Of course, we wish them much luck and a lot of fun during the coming year!
With February already packed with new activities, we are already looking forward to the upcoming month!
Written by Isabelle de Groot
November was a busy month, full of fun activities. The month started with 2 races, the Plantsoenloop in the beautiful Noorderplantsoen where many vitalists were on the podium. Then also the Berenloop on Terschelling.
Besides the races, Vitalists were of course busy with other things, like social activities. The haut chic choc' social organised by the FeestCie was a highlight. I don't speak French myself but so it means you get to wear chic outerwear and something radically different downstairs. Be sure to check out the photos if you want a laugh.
In November, the cold really started but that didn't stop our sporty enthusiasts. All the way in Delft they were already at the start of NSK road and in Nijmegen for the Seven Hills Run. November also saw the start of the city park runs, would you like to join too? In December is the next edition.
There were also 31 Vitalists this month who participated in the running escape room, a great success. This month also saw the autumn training weekend on Ameland. Here people trained hard and enjoyed nature.
The Active members activity is also not to be forgotten, the whole first floor was full of Vitalis members, some knew more than others... I can tell myself it were very specific questions. But definitely recommended, at cafe de Toeter.
All in all; a super fun and sporty month. Enjoy the beautiful December month and the holidays!
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