Class of 2008

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Brechje Kaastra

City & country of residence
Harderwijk, Netherlands

My work
-Rayon Manager Medical Nutrition, Abbott Nutrition, The Netherlands -Nutritionist at “De Talentenacademie”, Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

My current sports nutrition practice
In my spare time I consult various athletes and give workshops about sports nutrition

My goals in sports nutrition
To expand my knowledge and practice about sports nutrition; To expand my activities in sports nutrition consultancy; To apply my knowledge about sports nutrition during my sport activities.

My own sporting background
From my 8th until my 22nd I was a fanatic athlete. During the first 8 years of my athletics period I participated in the different disciplines. I specialized in the long jump at the age of 16. I was 7-times Dutch champion long jump. Since 2 years I participate in mountainbiking competitions (cross country and marathons)

My favourite sporting moment or heroes
My favourite sporting moments are when young Dutch sporting heroes as Theo Bos, Marianne Vos, and Sven Kramer win their (World or European) championship.

My favourite foods
Fresh fruit shakes and chocolate

Other things of interest about me
I enjoy cycling with my partner Mark in the forests near to my home. He is also a fanatic road cyclist and mountainbiker. I probably won’t beat him ever...