Three QPS Teams Take Part in the Groningen 4 Mile Business Run - November, 2013

On Sunday, October 13, 2013, three teams of six runners each represented QPS in the Groningen 4 Mile Run ( This race, the largest running event in the Northern Netherlands, is held every year on the second Sunday of October. The course covers 4 miles (6.4 kilometers), from the village of Haren to the Groningen city center.

  Team Ranking (887 teams)
QPS Team 1 (6 persons) 86
QPS Team 2 (6 persons) 673
QPS Team 3 (6 persons) 838

The fastest QPS runner was Anne-Jan Dijkhuis, who finished in 0:26:11 - good enough to secure the 671st place among 20,101 runners.

The immense popularity of this event is primarily due to the fun and exciting mix of participants. Not merely a business run, the race incorporates professional, recreational and youth competitions, as well as a charity run. This year, World and Olympic finalist Viola Kibiwot of Ethiopia was the fastest female runner, with a world best time of 0:19.14! The fastest male runner overall was Yenew Alamirew, also of Ethiopia, with a time of 0:17.30.

The QPS teams celebrated afterwards in a pub in the center of Groningen - it was a great chance for everyone to socialize with people from other departments. We congratulate all our teams on their performance and look forward to their participation in The Groningen 4 Mile Run 2014!

Until then: Keep it going!

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