Despite the clouds gathering in the second half of the day, the races went ahead smoothly, and the lower temperatures helped participants achieve even better results. The short distance races for children varied from 300 to 800 metres and started earlier in the evening at 17:00. The main 10 km race started at 20:00 and as with all of SPAR Poland’s road races in Rzeszow, saw SPAR employees among the runners at the start line. The warm up was performed with guidance from Polish running champion, Matylda Kowal, together with other Polish running medalists who also featured in the latest edition of SPAR Poland’s Ze smakiem (With taste) magazine.
The prize ceremony took place under the Rzeszow stadium spotlights. The winner of the 10 km men’s race was Kenyan, Abel Kibet, with a time of 0:31:27. He was followed by fellow Kenyan, Matheka Benard Muinde, in a time of 0:31:46, and Polish runner, Patryk Marszałek, in 0:31:57. In the ladies 10 km, Christine Oigo Moraa came in first in 0:35:57. She was closely followed by Poland’s Maria Sławik in a time of 0:35:58 and Katarzyna Albrycht in 0:36:15.
All of the participants who completed the main running race within 90 minutes were presented with medals; contestants were also given a specially designed shirt. The first six runners in the children’s races were given souvenirs and trophies.
Watch this video which captures the fantastic atmosphere of the day.
Source: SPAR Poland
About SPAR Poland
Poland became a member of SPAR in 1995 and the first SPAR store opened in 1996. Following a series of changes to the ownership of the company, SPAR Poland now has a strong retail management team in place, catering for the needs of its independent retailers and developing new concepts through its corporate stores. Expansion and growth has been strong over the years and there are now more than 250 SPAR stores open in Poland, serving close to three million customers each month. SPAR Poland’s Head Office is located in Rzeszów, in the southeast of the country.