The Board of 2022/2023

From left to right: Alain, Rutger, Marieke, Mathieu and Stijn


Hello Sunshines! My name is Rutger, I am 25 years old and I am studying animal production systems and entomology. I am also the chair of WOEST!

I always used to be a runner but when I came to Wageningen I saw people who combined running with climbing, I was sold. The trainings are a lot of fun for intensive sporters but also for the average Joe’s. Next to that we a lot of fun activities like our own weekend or meet-ups at the rijn. That is why I love WOEST. I would like to end this story with two things, I am way cooler than Alain and 3..2..1.. WOOOOOOOEEEEEEESSST!!!


Hello fellow squirrels 🐿️! I’m Alain, I’m 24 years old and studying biology. I am also the Indoor commissioner at WOEST!

I’ve always been into sports, being outside and was looking for something new. I got invited to a WOEST intro training and the rest is history. As indoor commissioner I’m responsible for contact within the association. If there are any problems or you have some ideas you can come to me! I really love the ambiance at WOEST. It’s not just a sport association but also a place to make great friends and have fun activities like the Sfeerbeheer cantus and WOEST weekend! Also don’t believe Rutger cause I’m way cooler than him! See you soon at the oak!


Hello everyone! I am Marieke, 22 years old and I am studying nutrition and health. I also am the treasurer of WOEST!

After being quite inactive during covid I joined WOEST and after a little more than half a year of survival run I decided to join the board as treasurer. I love that survival run is a great full workout and the whole spirit at WOEST pushes me to become better! Besides sporting, at WOEST we also have loads of fun together! We are regulars at the sports pub and occasionally have very fun parties! So if you are looking for a place to work out and at the same time gain a group of amazing people, WOEST is the place to be! Hope to see you at the oak❤️!


Hi squirrels! I’m Mathieu, 23 and doing the Masters Climate Studies. I am also the Outdoor commissioner at WOEST!

I have been with WOEST and practicing survivalrun for 2 years now, and am loving it! Getting wetter, muddier and colder is always on my bucket list. Other than survivalrun I like to play some bad guitar, write some articles, or spend more time outside either (barefoot) running, sitting in my favorite tree or on a walk in the forest with my friends.
As outdoor commissioner I organise the exchange trainings with other sports clubs or survival teams. I also am the contact person if people want to organise a clinic for a group. WOEST has been a little bit of a family since I joined. I played handball for 9 years before this, so was worried I wouldn’t fit an individual sport, but the team spirit here is more than I could have dreamed of! I hope to see you soon at the track!


Hey, I am Stijn. After four years of studying biology in Wageningen purely by chance I was invited to join a WOEST intro training, without knowing what I was getting into. I was immediately hooked! A half year later I decided to join the board and currently I am the secretary of WOEST. I really enjoy survivalrun for the outdoor training, the new look it gives you at traversing the terrain around you (the WUR campus has never been the same for me) and the way it pushes you to the limits, both mentally and physically. WOEST combines survivalrun with more fun activities, such as drinking beers after training at the Sportspub with fellow squirrels, participating together in races and the WOESTweekend.
If you have any questions about the association, the board, intro trainings or anything else WOEST related, don’t be afraid to swing by at the oak. See ya soon at the track (or in the Sportspub 😉)!!