"There's always more."

Tim Vreeburg

Docent Sportkunde (teacher sportstudies)

Tim, 38, male, teacher in sport studies, Netherlands, Haarlem. Runner at heart but calculating triathlete. I really love to deal with the complexity of the challenging life puzzle being a dedicated dad (2), partner, working professional and athlete. Therefore I am always looking for opportunities and smart solutions to combine activities with training which gives meaning to my motto "Transition hacker." I am not only a sports fanatic in my free time, but I also think, breathe and practice sports in my work. I teach sports management and policy at 'Hogeschool Inholland' (college). I teach my students to empower people through sports. Something I experienced myself a couple of years ago when I got diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. At some point I couldn't even walk 300m to the supermarket because of physical and mental issues. Coming from there my current fitness level and achievements stand in a total different perspective.

//// Why did you start running - what was your motivation?

Just love it. 

//// Do you remember your first race? How was your feeling when you finished?

Not really, well it felt easy, finished alone in front. Not first, but I still don't know my position and time. That itches. I've still got the event picture. 

//// What is the one run you'll never forget, and why?

That's my last one. I won my marathon debut last week. 

//// Why are you a 361° ambassador? What motivates you to go beyond expectations?

Just think about the unexpected, work hard, solve the puzzle and go for it.