Last Sunday, October 22, the 7th edition of the Rennes Marathon (west of France) took place. EichromLab has set up a team of runners, followed in real time by Tech4Race.
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The Rennes Marathon event: 5 races across the municipalities of the north of Rennes. This year, more than 7,500 runners registered for the event. Among them, the EichromLab company team; 28 employees or spouses of employees ran the different races of the event (solo marathons, duo or relay, women and Nordic walking). Tech4Race equipped the runners with GPS trackers. Patrice Letessier, head of Eichrom wanted to offer a fun service on this day of sport and team spirit. A service appreciated by the supporters who were able to follow from end to end the progress of the runners equipped. Our web interface was displayed on 2 giant screens in a bar, HQ of the team for the day. People also followed them from their smartphone: “there she is” “She’ll be here in 2 minutes”,” ah, he is moving at a good pace, he should be here soon.” It was noted that the service triggered a certain enthusiasm among the spectators but also with the runners who felt supported during their effort. “The team wanted to be there, at the right place, at the right time to encourage our runners, it really created a collective energy and strong moments of sharing,” says Patrice Letessier.
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The big cities of France are very well covered by the LoRa network of Objenious, network that we use. An advantage for a simple and fast implementation of trackers. The runner is at the start line, turn on his tracker and go. And soon, the tracker will be programmed to wake up alone.
Thank you to Eichrom for associating us with this event. I think a lot of participants appreciated your encouragement on this last kilometer. Congratulations to the runners who have all crossed the finish line!
See you next year? 😉