Lecture: 'Get Ready!'

Please note that the lecture is in Dutch only

Every year, Enschede Marathon organises a number of interesting lectures in cooperation with the University of Twente. Topics include injury prevention, nutrition, mental preparation, tapering-off, biorhythmics and sleep. Scientists from various Dutch universities will take you through their research. Whatever distance you run, whether it’s 5 or 42 kilometres, visit our lectures and be even better prepared at the start!

Get Ready!
Prolonged due to success: Get Ready!

Enschede Marathon has been sharing scientific knowledge in an accessible manner for several years now. This has been so well received that we have decided to continue. This year, the Get Ready! lecture will take place again. This is how we help you reach your goals.

On the Wedsnesday April 12, we will kick off the marathon weekend with an interesting and educational lecture in collaboration with the University of Twente.

Listen to a number of top speakers on topics that can improve your performance as a runner. Even shortly before your competition you can still use it to your advantage. Among other things, tips & tricks from Michel Butter will be discussed. With his time of 2:09.58, he is one of the fastest Dutch marathon runners of all time. He knows like no other how you can achieve your goal! The training is over and now you go to your race. Michel will help you to arrive completely ready at the start and tell you how to perform optimally during the race itself.

Put Wednesday April 12, 2023 in your agenda and enjoy your progress!

Free registration
Register now for the lecture via HERE!


06:45 p.m. – Reception with coffee/tea
07:15 p.m. – Interview with Sandra Melief (director of the Marathon Enschede Foundation)
07:30 p.m. – Jasper Reenalda van Roessingh R&D and the University of Twente: “Load and load capacity when running”

This presentation will discuss the research being done at the UT and at Roessingh R&D into how you can measure load and load capacity in running using sensor technology to improve performance and prevent injuries.

07:50 p.m. – Michel Butter: professional athlete

With his time of 2:09:58, Michel Butter is one of the fastest Dutch marathon runners of all time. In this presentation, Michel will elaborate on his experiences as a long distance runner and share tips & tricks to tactically finish a marathon.

08:10 p.m. – Thomas Waanders of TalentNed: “How can data be used to improve performance?”

A lot of data is collected within TalentNed’s sports programmes. This presentation will discuss how this data is used to evaluate training and optimize load for better performance in the long term.

08:30 p.m. – Closing word
08:35 p.m. – Closing drink (offered by the University of Twente) and networking opportunity


The lecture will take place in room Waaier-2 in building De Waaier (building 12) at the University of Twente. Cars can be parked at P2 or P3.

View the route description to the UT here.