At this year‘s AOK company run in Potsdam, the 60-member "GFZ runners" team ran their way onto the podium: with more than 2500 other participants, they finished the 5.2 kilometres through Park Sanssouci. Congratulations to all!
31.05.2022, 6:15 p.m., start wave 2. The team GFZ runners with 60 cheerful colleagues starts into the AOK company run Potsdam 2022 in beautiful sunshine. The 5.2 kilometer course leads, historically valuable, through the park Sanssouci, around the Belvedere Klausberg, to the Krongut Bornstedt, past the Orangerie Palace and the "Historic Mill" of Sanssouci. Few, however, are in the mood for the cultural heritage, when the air is limited and the self-set seconds are running out. The start/finish line is traditionally in front of the Neues Palais, where onlookers, family members and the first "fast" runners have gathered to cheer on the runners on the first and last meters to the finish line.
Besides the sportive motto "The important thing is taking part!", the GFZ runners have again achieved top sportive performances in 2022:
The fastest female runner of the GFZ is Simona Regenspurg, with 21:34 minutes, and the fastest male runner, Daniel Lipus, who improved his own time of 2019 by almost two minutes to an impressive 15:31 minutes and thus finished in first place in the overall standings of over 2500 participants!
In the team rankings, Naiara Fernandez, Simona Regenspurg, Frank Springer and Daniel Lipus also ran to first place in the mixed ranking, the women's team with Madlen Giese, Stefanie Pötz, Naiara Fernandez and Simona Regenspurg to fourth place and the team men with Andreas Brack, Peter Makus, Frank Springer, Daniel Lipus to second place.
For all in all 312 kilometers, we as GFZ thus needed 26 hours, 23 minutes and 3 seconds at an average speed of 11.83 km/h.
Congratulations to all participants!
(Reporter on site: Heinrich Hecht)