This is me
Britt van den Boogert
My live began in Nijmegen (the Netherlands). And I grew up in a small village. In today’s live I'm a mountain biker and student. The little word AND is really important and not quite easy. By lack of ability to make a choice I decided to do both. Not an easy combination, but definitely worth trying. And for so far quite succesfull since I have graduate for my bachelor degree in Technichal Medicine at the universtiy of Twente in June 2016. After my graduation I moved to Leuven (Belgium) to improve my trainingsarea and finish my master in Biomedical Enginering at the KU Leuven. Still with the same goal: combine studing with high level mountainbiking.
As a young child I loved to do sports a lot. My parents have been professional speed skaters in their twenties (before the got me :) ). I can't remember if I really had a choice or not, but I started ice skating when I was really young. The first years of my little ice skating career I spend my time making pirouettes, jumps and other little tricks. I dreamed about becoming an ice queen in figure skating. But this dream didn't last long. When I grew up, I followed my parents and made the switch from figure skating to speed skating. Something I still love to do. The past two years I also competed in the Dutch Top Competition of marathon speed skating (which is the highest level of marathon speed skating). To combine two high level sports with studying turned out undoable for me. So I quit competing in speed skating competitions.
Since speed skating is a winter sport, I needed to find a sport which you can do in summertime as well. So I started sailing. But this didn't really improve my shape and strength. By that time I had to cycle to school with my little brother every day. When he started mountainbiking I got troubles to keep up with him. It couldn't happen that he was faster than me. I felt like I had no choice and I started mountain biking (yes, I realized myself that I felt so angry when my parents bought me a mountain bike a couple years earlier, but as I mentioned before: I had to if i wanted to keep up my brother again).
But magic exists and my mind changed; I started to love this sport. Anyone who ever rode a bike can understand my mind changing. Nowadays I can't imagine a live without mountain biking. The support of my team, Craft Ten Tusscher Offroad Team, makes it possible for me to perform the best I can.
As a student I'm always looking forward to holidays and weekends, those are the moments that I can ride my bike. The moments I like the most.
But magic axist and I changed my mind: I started to love this sport.
Facts and Numbers
Facts and Numbers
date of birth:
place of birth:
1 brother, named Kjell
mountainbiken, speed skating, sailing, writing, travelling
Technical Medicine at the University of Twente (Bsc, graduated)
Biomedical Engingering at KU Leuven
Stedelijk Scholengemeenstap Nijmegen (VWO)
De Staaij in Middelaar and the De Drie Vijvers in Milsbeek