For the second successive year Team 10Eighty – this year represented by Dave Harrison, Nick Lawson, Hannah Moran and Michael Moran – completed the JP Morgan 5.6K Corporate Challenge alongside runners from HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley; Bank of America Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas and many other London businesses.
They ran on the second night of the 28th running of J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® on the 5.6-km course around Battersea Park, overlooking the River Thames, and just a short jog away from upscale Chelsea.
The fastest male was Paolo Natali from Eni Trading & Shipping, who finished in 17:41, while the fleetest female was Lara Bromilow from HSBC with a time of 20:03.
10Eighty’s Dave ‘Iron Man’ Harrison crossed the finishing line in 23:07, just over 5 minutes after the winner. And Nick Lawson our financial wizard conjured up a finishing time of 33.17. Meanwhile, Michael and Hannah Moran enjoyed the scenery, (and who can blame them? Battersea Park is a very lovely park) and jointly finished in 1 hour and 2 minutes.
For factoid fans
- Over two nights a (London) record-busting 29,478 participants from 733 companies took part in the run.
- 65% of entrants were men
- 82% were runners, 12% joggers, 6% walkers.
- 59% of runners were from the Banking/Finance sector
- 43% of the participants were between the ages of 30-39.
All of the runners, joggers and walkers efforts will help WaterAid, to provide safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene education in some of the world’s poorest nations.
Four-time Olympic sailing gold medallist and 2013 America’s Cup winner,Ben Ainslie, was in attendance and told the record-breaking crowd: “Competing really teaches you so much about life in general,” and also jumped in to run and finish the race.
Here’s what happened when we ran the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge around Battersea Park last year.