My name is Bob van Kasteren and I’m blessed to be Uros’ president for this year. I’m 19 years old and I just started my third year of study in medicine. Except for
two years living in Kenya, I was born and raised in a village close to Maastricht
called Berg en Terblijt.
I have been doing sports since I was a 5 year old child. I started playing football and tennis but from the age of 15 this slowly switched into cycling and running. I did some local races which went quite well and because I was only getting stronger, I only got more motivation to continue with running. So the step from high school to university was for me the perfect opportunity to start with athletics and to join Uros. Which turned out to be one of the best decisions I could make. I’m still enjoying every single practice and activity we do together.
Last season all those Uros training sessions paid off since I improved a lot in middle and long distance running. Also with thanks to the old board I discovered the track racing and this is something I really want to repeat next year. So hopefully the presidentship will give me an extra boost to perform well again :).
Besides athletics I love to be in the mountains (skiing, cycling, hiking or whatever), have a secret passion for jeu de boules and I’m always up for playing board games. But basically I love every kind of sports.
Last year as an active member I experienced that there are so many amazing activities, events and races with Uros. A perfect mixture between sports and fun. Like the members weekend, Batavierenrace and of course all NSKs we did! I’m really excited to help organizing these events together with you, so hopefully see you soon at track and feel free to join a committee!