Short interviews – August 25
What was your first impression about the competition and the whole day? How did you do?
It was quite nice. It’s fun to be surrounded by people from other countries, to see their level and how I rank amongst them. I enjoy it quite a bit.
The competition was quite hard as expected. The excursion part was fun, the view from the tower was beautiful.
Actually, I really liked the tasks although they were very difficult.
The cycling was exciting but the bike was hard to handle so I almost fell at one point. The lake is surely pretty.
The competition was exhausting, I guess.
The orientation running was really good. We hope we are the first!
I liked the contest although I didn’t do very well. Riding the bikes was very enjoyable.
I mean the tasks were pretty interesting. They were quite challenging for someone who hasn’t had international experience so far. It was a great contest all in all and I worked without problems, which was a good feeling.
The orienteering running was a creative idea but I’m not really the type that runs distances at speed.
The contest could’ve been better but it could’ve been worse. I’m happy with my performance on 2 of the tasks. I think on the first exercise I could’ve done better but I mean it could’ve gone worse as well.The running was adventurous, I like orienteering stuff, it was obviously not that long.
I enjoyed solving the problems, they were quite interesting.
Now I’m looking forward to trying the boating.
Jeroen Op de Beek:
When I started doing the tasks, I saw a problem. I thought I could solve it, but I ended up working on it for 3 hours. The second and third problems were a bit too hard for me, so I tried to do a couple of subtasks. Here, around the lake, I enjoyed cycling. We started competing to figure out who is the fastest. I took part in the orienteering too.
The second and the third problems were really hard, but I could solve the first one immediately. After the competition I got surprised how few points people got. The lake seemed smaller from the tower, but when you are actually biking around it, it looks a lot bigger.