17 BUTTING runners had registered and travelled together to the sporting event. Almost 2,000 sporting enthusiasts from around 130 companies in the region aimed to conquer the 4.6 km route. Most participants were focused not on high performance but rather on running for pleasure and the subsequent "networking".
Times were measured both for individual participants and for companies as part of a team competition. BUTTING Managing Director Dirk Meinecke was the fastest runner from the family business and achieved an impressive 11th place in the individual times of all the participants. Just behind him, Michael Erlhoff, an employee from Store/Dispatch, came in 12th place in the individual competition with a fantastic performance.
In the team competition, with each team having 4 starters, BUTTING gained a good 12th place out of 152 teams in the men's race and came 17th out of 92 teams in the mixed competition.
Catharina Heine, responsible for occupational health and safety at BUTTING, takes a positive view: "There was a good atmosphere and the local organisation was excellent".
BUTTING - Progress by Tradition