28th International Half Marathon in Piła organised by IPA Poland

09 Oct 2018

06On 2 September 2018, 3,874 runners from Poland and 15 other countries took part in the 28th Philips International Half Marathon in Piła, which also acted as the 27th Polish Half Marathon Championships. 3,824 participants finished the race.

For the fourth time, the International Open Police Cup in Half Marathon took place in cooperation with the Police School in Piła and the IPA Greater Poland Provincial Group, in which 120 policemen from Poland and 5 from Latvia took part.

The Police School in Piła was represented by Arkadiusz Bajerski, Adam Blajchert, Artur Pietruszka, Artur Pinkowski, Jarosław Pińkowski, Radosław Słabaczewski and Monika Tuczyńska.

The trophies and other prizes were donated by the Chief Commander of the Polish Police, the Commander of the Police School in Piła, the International Police Association, the Trade Union of the Polish Police Force and the local authorities of Piła.

Additionally, every runner received a medal at the finish line with the image of Wiesław Perszke, a famous Polish marathon runner and Polish Champion in 1998. He also represented Poland in many famous marathons, such as Berlin, Boston, London and Barcelona, with a personal best of 2:11:15.

The classification of the International Open Police Cup – Half Marathon was as follows:

  Women Men Teams
1. Liga Girgensone (LV) Kamil Lubowiecki (PL) State Police of Latvia
2. Kitija Valtere (LV) Mariusz Bandoch (PL) District Police HQ Świecie
3. Monika Nawrat (PL) Gunars Kegis (LV) Police School of Piła

36The trophies were presented by the Commander of the Police School in Piła, Colonel Beata Różniak-Krzeszewska, the President of the IPA Group of Greater Poland Witold Drzażdżyński, a representative of the Polish Police Trade Union, Mateusz Przybyłowski, and the Vice President of the Police Trade Union in the Police School in Piła, Second L. Jarosław Pińkowski.

Sebastian Wegner, IPA Poland