On the 8th of September about 2700 runners from Poland and other countries took part in the 29th International Halfmarathon Signify PHILIPS in Piła, Poland. 2668 participants finished the race.
This year for the fifth time, within the cooperation with the Police School in Piła and the IPA Group of Greater Poland, took place International Open Police Cup in Halfmarathon, with the participation of 82 policemen from Poland and 14 from Israel.
The Police School in Piła was represented by Jarosław Pińkowski, Radosław Słabaczewski and Marek Starosta – a student of the Police School In Piła. Jarosław Pińkowski won the cup for the best policeman-runner from the Police School in Piła (1:26:05).
The trophies and other prizes were founded by the Chief Commander of the Polish Police Force, the Chief Commander of the Police School in Piła, International Police Association, Trade Union of the Polish Police Force and the Local Authorities of Piła.
Additionally, every runner at the race finish received a race medal with the image of Zbigniew NADOLSKI, a famous Polish marathon runner of the 90′, who is coaching many long-distance runners nowadays. It is worth to emphasise that it is the fourteenth medal with an image of a famous Polish marathon runner of the unique collection of medals given to every runner after finishing the halfmarathon in Piła.
The classification of International Open Police Cup in Halfmarathon
1. Patrycja BOSIAK (Wrocław, Poland) 1:25:20
2. Katarzyna CHORZEWSKA (Łódź, Poland) 1:35:41
3. Renata PIECH (Wrocław, Poland) 1:50:43
1. Łukasz MARCJANEK (Wrocław, Poland 1:15:27
2. Piotr JARZĄB (Bydgoszcz, Poland) 1:19:17
3. Mariusz BANDOCH (Bydgoszcz, Poland) 1:19:28
1. Regional Police Headquarters in Bydgoszcz
2. District Police Headquarters in Świecie
3. District Police Headquarters in Człuchów
The best foreign team
IPA Israel Police
During the prize-giving ceremony the trophies were given by the Chief Commander of the Police School in Piła Col. Beata Różniak-Krzeszewska, the President of the IPA Group of Greater Poland major Witold Drzażdżyński and the president of the Police Trade Union in the Police School in Piła 2nd Lt Przemysław Zublewicz.