Hey everybody!

My name is Ruben Sansom and I will be responsible for Uros’ PR & Sponsoring this year. I’m 19 years old and have been doing athletics since the age of 11. I was born and grew up in the Dutch town of Wageningen, Gelderland. My mother is Dutch but my father is from the UK, hence the British accent. I started off as a footballer but after running several local races I decided to switch to athletics, focusing form the start on (middle) distance running. What began as a leisurely hobby that I practiced twice a week slowly but surely turned into something more serious, and in the last two years before I came to Maastricht I competed in a lot of races on the national stage. All the hard work paid off when in the summer of 2016 I won a silver medal in the 5000 metres at the national junior championships!

Since then I have taken a bit of a break from running, although I still trained with Uros over the past year. I am now looking to get back into it a bit more, whilst enjoying the social side of Uros as a board member. I am in my second year at University College Maastricht, mainly studying philosophy and history, as well as being the secretary of both UCM’s magazine and its poetry society. As you’ve probably guessed I enjoy writing, and am therefore also looking forward to producing Uros’ very own magazine: the Steddie! There are still some spots available in the committee, so come join us!

Finally, I’m excited to get start get started with Uros’ PR & Sponsoring and with another great year at Uros in general! I hope to see you all on the track or on Sint Pieter’s muddy climbs!

Ruben