Slashkernel is proud to be participating in the Brussels Ekiden 2018 at King Baudouin Stadium on September 29th!
Ekiden (駅伝) is a type of long-distance relay road race that originated in Japan at the beginning of the 20th century. Ekiden are very different from typical road races in that they really provide a coordinated team racing experience, with the runners completing the race together rather than racing against one another.
Teams of 6 employees will be joining the race this year to compete with other runners from all over Europe! Each of the six runners will run a leg of the race ranging from 5 – 10 km in length.
In order to prepare for the race, Yves, Head of ontologies at ERTMS Solutions/Personal trainer, is leading Team Slashkernel in two morning training sessions a week! We do a lot of running, interval training, and strength training. Yves also has us on a very strict diet to help us build strength and optimize our performance on race-day (no more Thursday morning pastries)!
Stay tuned for photos, videos, and updates on our progress!