Back on the Track
After participating at the 6 km race at ‘Crosul Companiilor’, in May 2022, 4 of our colleagues accepted a new challenge and ran last Sunday in Cluj-Napoca, at the 4 km Cross and the 21 km Hervis Half-Marathon, respectively.
This was the second race where the BBHT Solutions team participated, and our colleagues were very enthusiastic to be part of this event. But this time, some of them took the challenge of running further than before.
The race took place throughout the city center, on a sunny and chilly Sunday morning.
Participants, Races, and Stories
After a period of training, our 4 colleagues, Alexandra, Norbert, Alexandru and Mihaela, proudly represented our company at this race.
Alexandra ran for the 4 km Cross, which she enjoyed, and she recommends that 'anyone should accept this challenge'.
Norbert, Alexandru and Mihaela ran a half-marathon, the 21 km race.
For Alexandru, it was the first time he ran such a long distance, and although it was hard, it has been a great experience: 'I enjoyed running together with my colleagues, the mood was great, people were singing, playing instruments and yelling ‘You can do it!’ from the side of the road. I usually prefer running shorter distances and faster but next year I wouldn't mind going to the half-marathon race again'.
‘I find running an activity with many benefits on my personal and professional daily life’, says Norbert, who runs several times a week in order to ‘feel upbeat and energized’. Also, he mentions that running helps him remain focused on the tasks that are ahead of him. ‘It gave me great pleasure to participate together with the BBHT Solutions team at the 11th Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon.’
For Mihaela it has been the first time when she participated at a competition. Although she trained before, it was more challenging than she expected, but in the end, all the effort paid off: ‘I strongly believe that each of us needs to constantly push their limits and go beyond the barriers, as those are only in one’s mind. But we for sure can achieve much more than we think we actually can.’
Atmosphere and Results
The atmosphere throughout the race has been great, the participants were encouraged by people. The live music and the beating of the drums motivated the exhausted runners to reach the finish line.
All in all, it has been a nice experience, exhausting and challenging, but rewarding, as we tested our limits and realized we can achieve great results.
For the future, we hope to participate in a larger number at races and competitions, and to represent the BBHT Solutions team. As our colleague Norbert affirms, ‘having healthy extra-professional activities is one important pilar in building a good professional environment’.
So, keep up the good work and keep running!