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IT RUN – our account of the competition

On May 12, Warsaw’s Powsin Park was taken over by running aficionados. 350 participants lined up at the start. The 10-kilometre race was held in two categories: individual and team. The “IT Ten” attracted both real veterans, who imposed the pace already over the first metres of the run, and a considerable number of beginners or even first-timers.

Warm springtime weather, beautiful sunshine, loud cheering along the route, and the amazing spirit of rivalry – these words best encapsulate the “IT Ten” race, part of the seventh
edition of IT RUN, the biggest sports event of the Polish IT sector, organised by us!

Who reached the podium?

 

Some people take part in races to improve their lifetime results and keep fit, other ones run to prove to themselves that they can do it. This is why, as far as IT Run goes, we thought that every single person who crossed the finish line was a winner who deserved a commemorative medal. After the race finished, the best individual and team times were announced.

As for the men’s classification, the podium saw the following contestants:

1st place – Piotr Holly – 00:38:02

2nd place – Tomasz Pająk – 00:38:28

3rd place – Michał Murawski – 00:38:36

 

In the women’s, the best times were the following:

 

1st place – Andżelika Dzięgiel – 00:39:42

2nd place – Maja Michalak – 00:45:26

3rd place – Małgorzata Miejka – 00:48:29

 

Team classification:

 

1st place – IT Kontrakt – 02:50:08

2nd place – Innogy Runners – 02:51:06

3rd place – Billenium Sqad – 02:56:56

 

Competitions and attractions

 

IT Run is more than the runners’ competitive spirit. The organisers prepared a few extra attractions for that day. Before the main race took place, the runners had taken part in a collective warm-up. There was also plenty of entertainment for kids. It was for them that a special kids’ zone was prepared, with highlights including free-of-charge mini-motorbike simulators, games with activity organisers, face-painting stands which children would leave looking like their favourite animals, an inflatable castle bouncer, or Bajtek Race, held over two distances – 100 metres for children younger than 8 and 400 metres for those aged 8+. The kids had a whale of a time!

A PC throw challenge was also organised during the event. The contenders were people who’d represented their companies in the ‘IT Ten” run. The best throwers were as follows:

 

in the women’s:

 

1st place – Chojnacka Agnieszka

2nd place – Rembowicz Katarzyna

3rd place – Michalik Katarzyna

 

in the men’s:

 

1st place – Kokoryn Mariusz

2nd place – Kęska Piotr

3rd place – Socha Marcin

 

Mariusz Kokoryn again defended his title in this exciting contest.

Once again, Warsaw’s IT Run proved to be a thrilling event that attracted a large number of IT specialists and their families, who came to support them. The combined sportsmanship of the event, family picnic-like atmosphere, and attractions for children met with all participants’ appreciation.

 

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