Despite the initially cold weather, the 7th “Sądecka Dycha” Street Run, which took place on 27th September 2015, attracted as many as 338 runners. The majority of contestants to compete on the 10 km distance came from Poland but there were also some from Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary, Ethiopia and Kenya. The youngest runner was 14 and the oldest 79 years old.
This year’s edition of the event brought sensational results. The dominance of runners from African countries was discontinued. At approx.1:30 pm in warm sunshine the first runner to cross the finish line on the Nowy Sącz Market Square was Bogdan Semenowicz from Ukraine, representing Finisz– Kalisz Team, who covered the 10 km distance in 00:29:36. Szymon Kulka from Poland, representing 4Flex Sport Team, came very close second with 00:29:41. The third was Abel Kibet Rop from Kenya, from Benedek Team, with the result of 00:29:53. Ukrainian representatives were also the best in the women category: the winner was Valentyna Kiliarska, representing Chemik Noxy Puławy, who covered the distance in 00:34:57, Juliya Ignatowa, also from Ukraine, came second with 00:35:04. The third place went to a runner from Ethiopia, Emustaw Mirose Senbeta, from Benedek Team, with the result of 00:36:23.
In the NEWAG S.A. category, the winners were: Franciszek Długosz (his score was 00:37:26), Tomasz Hołyński (00:41:44) and Mateusz Kurczab (00:48:17).
After the run, time came for distributing awards for winners and drawing prizes among all race participants. The awards were officially presented by Zbigniew Konieczek, President of NEWAG S.A., Józef Michalik, Marketing Manager and Marian Ryżak, NEWAG’s employee who has been the organiser of all the runs which took place so far.
Apart from NEWAG S.A., the main organizer and founder of the awards, this year’s event was sponsored by P.H VOLPEX, RFWW RAWAG Sp. z o.o, ENTE sp. z o.o., Plastwag S.A. and Iguana-Gastro-Polska. Official media coverage was provided by Radio Kraków, Dobry Tygodnik Sądecki and Sądeczanin.
At the stage on the Nowy Sacz market square, the band No Brothers bravely warmed up the audience who came to cheer the runners.
The organisers wish to express their thanks to fire-fighter teams from Stary Sącz and Rytro, the Police and the Border Guards, for their support in organising the whole event.