By Cristina Ciocoiu on Aug 08, 2011
5:30 o’clock pm: The weather is really nice which means it is sunny. We meet at the Oracle banner in a very good mood. All of us are very excited and of course nervous. After half an hour the group with 23 participants has arrived. We all are wearing our beautiful t-shirts and our running numbers. The team are all in an excited and good mood for the photo and we talk about our possible times and make some jokes about the weather.
6 o’clock pm: Before running a good stretching and warm –up is important. The organizer has reserved a sport studio to do a warm up with all of the 1200 participants. It was a funny picture J
6:20 o’clock: The Oracle team goes unified to the starting area. The sky shows only different dark colors but the sun is lost. Our fears come true. We hope all together that it will not rain while we run but…
6:30 o’clock: …At the exact moment when the race is due to start, it starts to rain! Not very extreme but it starts. The speaker and the Potsdam Mayor request us to wait for the television. They will do a review about the company run.
6:35 o’clock: The mayor gives the signal to start with a pistol. That is also the signal for the sky to flood the earth. Within a few minutes all runners are extremely wet. The whole 4,6 kilometers you can’t see anything, you feel only wet and your shoes are heavy because of the big puddles on the ground.
After 30 minutes everyone in our team has finished the run. We had some non-alcoholic beer and water from above. It was a real pity that the party fell through but it was a great fun!
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