iQuest at Sibiu Moonlight Run
iQuest people are sporty people and we love a good run. We’re used to daytime running competitions, half marathons, marathons and related events, but we’ve never had the opportunity to run during the night. Until last week, that is. 🙂
The Sibiu Moonlight Run took place on 20 August and started at 10 PM. The 128 participants raced in the central streets of Sibiu, covering a distance of 5 km and trying to obtain the best possible time. Even though it was nighttime, they were not in the dark during the competition. Good old Sibiu was there to keep them company and to guide them. The purpose of the event was not only to promote sports and a healthy lifestyle, but also to put the spotlight on the city.
iQuest was proudly represented at the competition by our colleague Manuela Dena. Manuela managed to finish 6th in her age group and 12th in the general female category, alongside amateur runners and professional athletes. Moreover, she managed to beat her personal record, crossing the finish line in only 25 minutes and 50 seconds.
An interesting fact about Manuela is that she is actually new to running. She caught the running bug back in April this year when she also started training for competitions. It seems that her hard work and perseverance paid off.
Running competitions are always fun. It’s surprising how many friends and acquaintances you get to meet at these events, how many memories you make, but most importantly you get to put your limits to the test. I run for my health, for my psychological and physical development and also because I think that sports should be promoted more heavily in Sibiu. These kinds of competitions give you a sense of freedom and satisfaction, and I’m telling you – there’s no feeling more exhilarating than the one in which you’re running and you don’t have any strength left in you, but the cheers and encouragements from the spectators make you push harder and in the end you cross the finish line. It’s one of those ‘wow’ moments.
Congrats Manuela for your work and for your achievement. We’re looking forward to future wins and success stories. 🙂
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