September is always a wonderful month at Vitalis. It is the time when our members return to the athletics track to resume their training sessions, and where prospective members join to discover what we have to offer. This year was no exception. With 61 prospective members divided into technical and running groups, they got to know Vitalis better both athletically and socially. Four training sessions were set up, each exploring a new aspect within athletics, and two social evenings were organised. This started with a competitive `running drink`, where we organised some fun games, followed by an exciting pub quiz in the Tram. We also held a football tournament and ended the day with a delicious barbecue.The best news is that as many as 50 new members joined our club, and even more remarkable is how actively many of them are involved in our community. Our weekly Tuesday evening meal after training is well attended, and our trainers have their hands full mentoring these new athletes. Moreover, many of them have become active by joining various committees.
Of course, the annual association weekend could not be missed. On the Veluwe, in colourful underwater outfits, we enjoyed sports activities, funny games and making new friendships. It was a great party where there was little sleeping and sometimes a little too much drinking. In short, a great weekend!
Besides the introductory period, we also had two important competitions in September: the NSK Tams and the Club Championships track. The NSK Teams is one of the biggest student championships in the Netherlands, with more than two hundred athletes competing on our track. The event was a great success, where personal records and heat records abounded. Recently, the club track championships also took place, where Vitalis' best all-around competitors were honoured. Carlo and Evelien went home with the well-deserved titles. Congratulations!
To finish, I would like to wish you lots of fun and success at Vitalis, and I hope you will continue to follow and discover your passion for athletics during the coming period!