Runners beat Tube Strike to raise funds for The Change Foundation
On Thursday 9th July six runners from Concilium Search took part in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in aid of The Change Foundation.
Despite the tube strikes, the runners were able to make it to Battersea Park in plenty of time to hydrate and bask in the Sun before making their way to the Start Line. The shade from the trees and the straight along the Thames made for a very pleasant run and all of the Runners came away with very respectable times.
Support from the six staff at Concilium Search are just one of the many ways in which the charity welcomes and engages with people to get involved and support its life changing work.
The 6 runners all had a sporting background –representing netball, football, hockey, rugby, badminton and cricket – and therefore felt that it would be fitting to support a charity that encouraged the empowerment of young people in this way.
Oliver ‘the Sprinter’ Harrison deceived everyone and finished in 24:10 making him the 2215th fastest overall runner (out of 25411 participants). He was closely following by renowned East Grinstead Hockey Forward Samuel Driver with a time of 24:45. A fight was on for the final podium spot which was taken 1 minute later by the long-legged Theo Laycock-Van-Spyck. The fierce looking Richard Walker-Taylor (with knee still intact) crossed the line at 26:29 with Matteo Prestinoni just 40s behind (27:11 finish) and then finishing under the 30minute mark with an excellent time of 29:43 was Rebecca Hay.
The atmosphere on the day made for an enjoyable one and the runners were (for the most part) happy with their times. Next year they will be back – looking to improve on these and edge their way closer to Race Champions finishing under 20minutes.
Let the training begin!