On Sunday 22 August, the second Decospan Triathlon Menen took place with no less than 550 enthusiastic athletes. They trained for months to shine last weekend. Congratulations to all participants who made it to the finish after 1.9km of swimming, 90km of cycling and 21km of running. A special thanks to the 14 participants of Decospan who (whether or not in teams) made it through the triathlon. In addition to 550 participants, there were also some familiar faces: Pieter Heemeryck (4th European Championship Ironman Frankfurt), Simon De Cuyper (Olympian), Sven Vandenbroucke (winner triathlon Kortrijk), Stenn Goetstouwers (podium Ironman), Katrien Verstuyft (Olympian) and many other top athletes. Frederik van Lierde, who ended his sporting career last year after this race, watched from the sidelines at the participants he had prepared for the race.
Take a look inside the veneer specialist's company
Just like in the previous edition, the participants ran through our newest production site during the final kilometres of their race. After a brisk swim in the Leie and a 90-kilometre bike ride on part of the Ghent-Wevelgem course, the runners walked past Decospan's 165 types of wood. It was an original way to take a look at the production facilities of the Wood Solutions specialist.
Decospan committed to 5 years as main sponsor
As a company, Decospan attaches great importance to healthy, sporty employees. "A healthy mind in a healthy body": a wonderful cliché, but initiatives such as Decofit, the opportunity to use Decospan's fitness facilities and the Leadlife programme that will be launched shortly, are wonderful examples of this. By sponsoring the event, the employer motivates its employees to take part in this great event.
Training sessions by an experienced sports talent
Last year, Frederik van Lierde participated in the event and concluded his sports career with flying colours. This year, he chose to accompany the participating employees.
For those who wanted to participate but did not excel in every discipline, some teams also took part. The perfect opportunity to get to know your colleagues even better outside of work and to increase the team spirit.
In addition to this sporting event, a family day and job day also took place in Menen on Sunday. All employees could invite their family and friends to the work floor and job seekers could get to know the company in an original way.
We are already looking forward to next year's edition!