This year we had another AID and it was a huge success. So many people were interested in our awesome association! A lot of enthusiastic woestelingen helped by making other people also keen for WOEST. We were present at the sport day giving clinics about survival running and new students could try it out for themselves. That same day we also had a stand at the sport market where you could sign up for the interested list. On the last day of the AID an infomarket was organized where we were present as well. We hung some ropes in the trees so we could show interested new students what a ‘swingover’ is exactly. Both days were a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed it a lot! Afterwards we partied with all the helpful squirrels.
To summarize, it was awesome and we can’t wait to meet all the new squirrels at the introweeks!! See you at the oak!
From 1st till the 3th of July we had our first ever woest weekend in Havelte. It was a huge success and everyone was overly excited!! The first night we all came together and had a little campfire with some ’s mores, marshmellows and beers. A guitar was present aswell so the overall vibe was amazing! After the campfire we went inside and played some card games.
Saturday morning we started off with a nice breakfeast and afterwards we went to the survivaltrack in Havelte. It was quite warm but everyone enjoyed it a lot and got a lot of practice in on archery and wood chopping. Beside those two we just played around at their track and behaved as squirrels (as we always do of course!).
After the training we went back to the accomodation, had lunch and went to do a Crazy 88. We had some awesome challenges like gather as many pinecones as possible, steal the flag from another team, complete your secret challenge, etc. Every single woesteling was on fire during the Crazy 88 and in the end it became a tie between 2 teams that had to be resulted in a rope pulling match. Everyone was keen to know who would be the overall winner of the Crazy 88 and it was a match worth watching!
In the evening Sfeerbeheer organized a pubquiz followed by the casino night and a party. It was weird to see all the squirrels dressed up in fancy clothes but everyone was looking good. The pubquiz was really cool and everyone was competitive. We had some questions about music but also some random facts, etc. The casino night was also a great success! And though some people lost a lot of coins, everyone had a blast! We played some poker, blackjack and roulette. With the Crazy 88 and the pubquiz people could collect extra coins to use during the casino night. With those coins and the ones you won, you could buy some nice prices. Or you dared it and bought the mystery price, but for that you really needed the nuts! When the afterparty ended it was starting to get light outside again, so you know it was an awesome party!
Sunday morning everyone slept in and after breakfeast we had some more fun games. It was great weather so we did soap twister which was a blast and everyone laughed so much! Beside soap twister, we also had dodge ball, blind volleyball and a small inflatable pool were you could cool down after all the fun.
Sadly the weekend came to an end after that. Everyone helped cleaning up and also the weather let us know the fun was over, it started raining. When everything was back in place and everyone had packed their suitcases it was time to say goodbye as we wouldn’t see eachother a lot during the summer vacation. Overall everyone had a blast and we made some awesome memories, now on to the next weekend!!
Last week, the board of Thymos joined us to experience a WOEST training! We explained them a bit of the art of survivalrunning, and of course the training wasn’t complete without counting down from 3 to 1 and shouting… WOEST!!!
Do you want to experience survivalrunning yourself, like the board of Thymos? Don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep you updated about our upcoming intro trainings!
P.S.: Did you know Thymos now has two qualified Confidential Contact Persons? If you are ever feeling that you experience unwanted behavior that prevents you from feeling safe or enjoying yourself while exercising on campus, there is an option for you to talk in confidentiality with someone about this. For more info, you can go to the Thymos website or you can email to email@example.com.
The first three weeks of the academic year, WOEST organized a total of 9 intro trainings, where we did things from explaining the basic techniques of survivalrunnig, to adventure races and a mini survivalrun! The photo above was taken after the mini survivalrun, right after we ran all over campus and may or may not have taken a dip in a few ditches.
For everyone that was at one or more of the intro trainings: we hoped you all enjoyed the trainings, and if you would like to stay around for more trainings (and all the fun and crazy activities afterwards!) you can become a member here.
Did you not get a chance to join an intro training but would you still like to find out what survivalrunning is like? Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep you updated about our upcoming intro trainings!
Do you love being outside and enjoy challenging yourself? Survivalrun consists of overcoming obstacles, rope climbing and many creative varieties to that. Do you want to bring the inner child out again? Come see us during the AID at the clinics or the infomarket! Or join a training during the sport right free weeks (first three weeks of the academic year) or our intro trainings during the year.
The trainings are a mix of technique, strength and endurance, often trained in game form. Outside of training we like to gather for (sportive) adventures; from night swimming in the Rhine to a winter BBQ, and lots of other activities! We train on Tuesdays from 18h30 – 19h30 & 19h30 – 20h30, and on Thursdays at 20h – 21h30.