UT-student Jorn de Jong wil het fenomeen Parkrun naar het Van Heekpark in Enschede halen. Hij wil vanaf 2024 beginnen met dit wekelijkse rondje hardlopen, joggen of wandelen van 5 kilometer, dat wereldwijd wordt beoefend.
‘Our goal is to better facilitate top athletes and culture performers in their education or work at the UT,’ says Pien Krottje, a trainee working on project ‘The Campus as an Ecosystem for (top)sport and talent development’. ‘Essentially we want to support anyone who has a talent they invest a lot of time in.’
A group of strong UT students recently founded a new strength sports association, called ESKV Fenrir. About forty powerlifting enthusiasts united themselves for bench pressing, deadlifting and squatting.
At the UT there are many associations, but new ones keep popping up. From klonkieball to ultimate frisbee, and from roundnet to calisthenics. U-Today took a tour along the sports pitches to meet the new athletes.
Sport Data Valley lab is planned to be built in the UT Sports Centre this year. The lab is part of UT’s involvement in Sport Data Valley, a national infrastructure for research of sport data. This digital platform, which the UT helped to develop, was launched last month.
Lisa Waldera (24) is a master’s student Communication Studies from Bremen, Germany. For three years now, she’s been living on campus. Next to her study, she regularly visits the cinema and enjoys concerts of all music genres. Every other week she writes about her life at the University of Twente.
UT researchers will be collecting data during the Enschede Marathon on the 19th of April. They aim to explore the runners’ pacing strategies and see if it’s possible to use data science for predicting when people get injured.
Because the indoor sports facilities are getting busier, the UT Sports Center is working with the Student Union and the Sportkoepel to write a report about the issue. They will submit the report to the Executive Board in order to find a solution together. ‘On some days it is simply too crowded,’ says the Head of the Sports Center Sanne Kleinenberg.
With Fulbacho, PhD student Cecilia Laborde (research group NanoIonics) wants to use sports to connect people. Together with her partner Federico Rodes she launched the social sport network last year. At this moment, the website has around 450 users from fifteen different nationalities.