In amongst the fantastic runners of the Asda Foundation York 10K, 13 teams from around the region took part in the BHP Corporate Challenge, competing to be crowned the fastest team of the day.
In a hotly-contested challenge, Garbutt & Elliott clocked an impressive average time of 42:09 and claimed victory for 2019. Arena Group came away with second place with an average time of 44:27 and Yorkshire Equine Practice took third with 46:32.
The fastest male was Jonathan Philpott from York Press. Jonathan clocked a fantastic time of 39:49. Sarah Mosely, representing Yorkshire Equine Practice, romped home as the fastest female. Sarah clocked an equally impressive time of 47:55.
Nicola Christian, Sponsorship and Corporate Manager at Run For All said: “This year’s BHP Corporate Challenge was one of success and smiles. Across the 13 teams who took part every individual did themselves proud.
“Our corporate challenges are always a great way to generate some fun and friendly rivalry between local organisations, businesses and firms. They are a fantastic team building opportunity. And it was wonderful to see such a range of organisations coming together to compete.”
Daniel Sowden, Partner at BHP, Chartered Accountants said, “We are delighted to sponsor the first York 10k Corporate Challenge this year and I would like to congratulate all the individual runners for taking part as well as the teams who took part in the Corporate Challenge.”
“As a prominent business in the York area with CSR firmly embedded in our business strategy, we actively encourage our staff to participate in CSR activities and we were pleased to see over 30 BHP runners in this year’s Corporate Challenge. In 2018 BHP raised over £31k for charitable causes and with a large charity specialist offering in the York area, this partnership was a perfect fit for BHP.”
The York 10K BHP Corporate Challenge forms part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson who raised £1.85m for charity by tackling a series of grueling endurance challenges – despite battling cancer. With the funds raised, Jane formed the not-for-profit organisation, Run For All, that organise charity road runs across the UK as part of the Asda Foundation series.
Jane’s spirit and determination is reflected in the thousands of runners of all abilities who take part in runs such as the York 10K to raise funds for causes close to their hearts.
Run For All’s final team challenge of the 2019 season is the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Relay on Sunday 20th October.