A total of 1,900 women took part in the 6th GasTerra Ladies Run yesterday. A record number! The course took the runners right through the centre of the city in 2.5k circuits starting and finishing at the Grote Markt. Though the sun failed to appear it stayed fine as GasTerra's CEO, Gertjan Lankhorst, gave the signal for the start of the 5k run at 13.30.
The fastest lady over 5k was Jessica Oosterloo from Appelscha with a time of 17:27. The 5 k run was followed by the mother-and-daughter run. Over 400 mothers and daughters crossed the finishing line hand-in-hand. The final event of the afternoon was the 10k run.
There was also a company run, which was won by the RTV Noord team. Maaike Waalkens and Jolly Kerkstra represented GasTerra. Three ladies per team is the minimum for taking part but, because of cancellations due to illness and injuries, GasTerra was unfortunately unable to compete for a prize. Next year we hope to be able to field at least two teams for this fun sporting event as we have always done before.