Participate in ELECT Marathon; President Her: Participation is honorable.
"Participation is honorable!" president Her, Ming-Guo led the students to participate in the "Fangdian Cup Marathon Relay Race". The students completed a 42-kilometer relay, while the president challenged 6 kilometers, and was the only president to participate in the ELECT (Excellent Long-Established University Consortium of Taiwan) competition.
The marathon relay race was hosted by Fu Jen Catholic University, one of the members of the ELECT, and started at 7:30 in the morning. A total of 14 students from our school's volleyball team, students from Mechanical and Material Engineering and Industrial Design departments formed two teams, each with 7 people, and completed the 42 kilometers by relay. President Her accompanied the first leg of the race with the students and completed the first six kilometers in 29 minutes and 13 seconds (an average speed of 12.32 km/h), finishing ahead of the students.
Wang, Wei-Cheng from the Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering said that running was tiring but running with classmates made him forget the pain. Chen, Chi-Li from the Department of Industrial Design was satisfied with the result because "the 42 kilometers represent the tireless efforts and persistence of seven people, as well as the company of the president."
“With effort and determination, we will surely reach the finish line”. Our students completed the race in 3 hours and 59 minutes. Even the last team to arrive, they were unwilling to give up. After completing their first marathon relay race, the volleyball team students made an appointment to president again next time, "and to invite the president to join the team." President Her was moved by the perseverance of the students until the end and said, "We are the brave participants", inviting the students to gather again if they have the chance.
The president encourages students to exercise. Tatung University has a unique location, with a riverside park nearby, making running and cycling convenient and safe.