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Employees and growers from The Greenery run Rotterdam Marathon
With as many as 51 runners, The Greenery was well-represented at the Rotterdam Marathon. Besides the ten Business Relay Race teams, there were also ten duo runners and four people ran the complete marathon. Despite the heat, all runners ran their distance without problems.
The Greenery once again enthusiastically participated in the Rotterdam Marathon, as 40 colleagues ran the Business Relay Race - this is a type of relay race where you complete an entire marathon together. In total, ten teams did the marathon this way, with finishing times between three and five hours. Besides the relay race, five teams did the marathon together, and two employees ran the 42-kilometre marathon solo.
Despite the warm weather, the atmosphere was good. “It was a lot of fun, but very difficult. Despite all of the preparation, it was still hard work,” Patrick Le Comte laughs. “But the atmosphere was just good, which made the running worth it. I think I’ll do it again next year.”
Sometimes a Business Run doesn’t turn out to be a team effort, but all the pressure ends up on one person. Gerard van de Berg, sales employee, was supposed to run only half a marathon, but was forced to do the complete marathon due to an unexpected injury of his team member. “I did the marathon last year as well. I was only supposed to do ten kilometres then, but ended up doing 30. A little further this time, but I managed.” He wasn’t much bothered by the heat. “I got a little sunburnt, but it wasn’t too bad. I actually prefer running in warm weather, 20 ºC is fine,” according to Gerard. And this isn’t it for him. “The next marathon is next week, I’m running the one in Dutch Flanders.”
The Greenery’s teams faced the heat and the kilometres unhurt. In addition to the representatives during the marathon, Junami apples were promoted — and handed out among the spectators and runners — during the crowded event.
Publication date: 4/11/2017
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