Last Thursday 5 July, Team 10Eighty took part in the 32nd JP Morgan Corporate Challenge® in London, a yearly tradition that saw 5 of our finest athletes run, jog and walk around the 5.6K course in the always delightful environs of Battersea Park.
Participants were (pictured, left to right) Web Editor Ian, Business Development Exec Hannah, CEO Michael, Finance Director Nick and Director Liz. Missing due to train inaction were Leadership & Management Director Emma and Business Support Manager Shannon, let down by our under-par rail network.
Joan, Head of Leadership Development (pictured 2nd left), who looked after everyone’s belongings during the run.
Regular readers (with an excellent memory) will recall that we’ve taken part in 7 Corporate Challenge to date. Our first race was back in 2012, the same year that 10Eighty was founded, which means we have a genuine fondness for this fun event.
Over the two sweltering evenings, 30,585 runners and walkers from 836 companies took part – the event has been at full capacity of entrants in Battersea for seven consecutive years.
How did we do?
The official times are in and here’s how Team 10Eighty fared. Nick and Liz jointly finished in an impressive 35 minutes, especially in view of the muggy early evening weather. Eighteen minutes later was Ian with his walk-and-jog-for-a-short-time technique while Hannah and Michael clocked in at just over an hour. Well done everyone!
Nick Lawson – 35:09
Liz Sebag-Montefiore – 35:09
Ian Christie – 53:14
Hannah Moran – 1.05:50
Michael Moran – 1.05:51
After the run, as is tradition, all the runners retired to a local Italian restaurant to enjoy some restorative home cooking and sparkling refreshments (no carbon dioxide shortages that we were aware of!).
About the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge®
The Corporate Challenge is now run in seven countries across five continents. Approximately 250,000 total entrants – almost equally split between men and women – will enter in 2018.
This year’s beneficiary of the London Corporate Challenge was Cancer Research UK, a national charity that funds over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses who work to save more lives by preventing cancer, diagnosing it earlier and developing new and kinder treatments.
J.P. Morgan made a donation on behalf of all 30,585 participants in the UK and donations of over $800,000 in every Corporate Challenge city, including organisations supporting first-generation college students in Syracuse, NY, young disabled athletes in Frankfurt, Germany, intellectually disabled people in Singapore and the largest volunteer organisation in Chicago.