Ton van Hoesel has been active in athletics sinds he was seven years old. In the past he was part of the best runners of the Netherlands. However, an injury forced him to become a trainer. He trained a lot of professional athletes like Sifan Hassan, Ruth van der Meijden (old Asterix member) and Marissa Damink. Today he has been a trainer for Asterix for over 15 years and he is able to keep a healty and relaxed ambiance within the association. Ton is able to train the beginning runner, who likes to run a 5k, but besides that is also able to support professional athletes. His focus is to create an relaxed walking posture, and to align training load to study load.
Niek is the Technical trainer at Asterix. He is a real Athletics guru. He is the owner of the company Tosport.
Since he was a little he has been intensively involved in sports. After his study in at the CIOS in Sittard he became sportsmanager in athletics. Besides that, he is working as a coordinator in various successful sport events. He was the coach of the national team for pole vault and high jump. He also developed athletics courses, trainings and workshops.
12 year long he could be found in Papendal where he was collection knowlegde, specialising in giving trainings, sports psychology and sports management. He wants you to help you perform better, and get the best out of yourself.
Rik is the youngest trainer at Asterix and teaches the sprinting. During his student days he came into contact with athletics via Asterix. As a board member he was busy with the ins and outs of the club and he achieved great times in the track sprinting events. His best memories are of the countless relay races and his 4 participations in the Dutch Championships. After he graduated, Rik stayed with the club; he mastered javelin throwing and prepared himself to be an athletics trainer. With a club record in javelin throwing and an honorary membership of Asterix in his pocket, his trainer career at Asterix started. Rik knows Asterix well and is familiar with being a beginning athlete who quickly discovers the pleasure in this sport. He also knows how an athlete can develop in certain areas and what is required for this. From the pleasure for athletics and in the various parts, the (individual) performances come naturally!