After work on day two of the 3GPP Working Group RAN1 meeting in Toulouse, South-West France, delegates joined a group from a local Association, to run, walk or ride their way around a local park – raising awareness of an important topic and bringing our 3GPP experts an enjoyable evening break from technical discussions.
Many participants wore a limited edition 5G branded t-shirt as they ran through the Jardin Compans-Caffarelli, adjacent to the meeting venue, creating a feast for the eyes of standards lovers.
As the evening light faded the final whistle sounded for the fun run, serving as a call for everyone to join together at a social event provided by the European Friends of 3GPP and Thales Alenia Space, who are headquartered in Toulouse.
A 20 strong group of runners and supporters from the Simon de Cyrène charity added enormously to the occasion.
The Association was represented at a short ceremony by Hélène Pampagnin, Présidente of Simon de Cyrène , who accepted cheque presented by Emmanuelle Wurffel of the 3GPP MCC on behalf of the delegates in RAN1. The donation is a contribution to the Association’s new project to build three homes in the Toulouse region, that will allow handicapped people to ‘be at home, without being alone’, in shared housing for people who have experienced brain trauma and people who can assist their daily wellbeing.
RAN1 will be in Toulouse until Friday, the meeting is a hybrid affair, with over 400 delegates attending and a further 500+ online.