Student - April 30, 2015

Fourth in the 'Bata'

Rob Ramaker

In a day and a night the 8500 Batavieren race runners ran from Nijmegen to Enschede. The relay race covers the 175 kilometres in 25 laps, 17 for the gents and 8 for the ladies. This year the Wageningen University team came fourth of the nine university teams.

This constituted a comeback after last year, when they came a disappointing seventh. Team leader Jochem Waterval expressed satisfaction with fourth place, even if he was actually hoping for a place on the podium. ‘But the first three teams really were very fast.’ Next year athletics association Tartlétos plans to train even harder to win a place on the podium.