Team 10Eighty take on Corporate Challenge and sweltering heat in the park

Last week, on July 20, Team 10Eighty took part in the 30th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in London.

JP-Morgan-Corporate-Challenge-2016-Team-10EightyIt was most definitely “Scorchio!” (RIP Caroline Aherne) in the capital as thermometers exceeded 30 degrees Celsius in the hours before the race. Not the type of weather we’re used to at this time of the year and the balmiest day of the 4 Corporate Challenges we’ve now completed.

JP-Morgan-Corporate-Challenge-2016-Team-10EightyDespite the well-above-average temperatures our valiant team joined a sell-out crowd of 14,598 employees representing 414 companies in the lush surroundings of Battersea Park for the Corporate Challenge. Ann Doherty of J.P. Morgan made the opening remarks and then held the finish-line tapes with local sponsor Nuffield Health’s Craig Miskin.

As you’d expect our Gang of 6 all had their own ‘careering’ strategies and finished with a variety of excellent times.

Solitary runners and quick win merchants David ‘Iron Man’ Harrison and Numbers Man Nick came 1st and 2nd respectively.

Sarah and Liz’s more measured medium-term approach saw them finish less than 2 minutes behind Nick with exactly the same times – their joint run clearly motivating each other by drawing on individual strengths.

Michael and Hannah achieved a longer term goal of completing the course at a leisurely pace whilst savouring a gorgeous summer’s evening.


Everyone’s a winner

In the spirit of full disclosure, here’s everyone’s personal times:

David Harrison – 26 mins 36 seconds

Nick Lawson – 36 mins 19 seconds

Sarah Jamodu – 38 mins 10 seconds

Liz Sebag-Montefiore – 38 mins 10 seconds

Hannah Moran – 1 hours, 6 mins, 16 seconds

Michael Moran – 1 hour, 6 mins, 17 seconds

Notable mention to Joan O’Connor for mentoring the team, and looking after their bags …

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Support for Age UK

Age UK returned for its second year as the beneficiary partner of the Corporate Challenge. It will receive a private donation from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and all entrants are invited to make a private donation to allow Age UK to provide older people with vital companionship, advice and support. Its CEO, Tom Wright also ran in the race with his colleagues.

A second night of racing in Battersea took place the following day, with 14,099 runners and walkers from 357 companies.

Pictured below: Hannah reaches the 4K milestone; 2nd row: Dave ‘Marathon Man’ Harrison and Nick ‘Numbers Man’ Lawson; 3rd row: Liz & Sarah reach the finishing line in tandem; father and daughter team, Michael & Hannah do likewise!; Liz, Sarah & Nick start their Challenge.





Michael is Chief Executive of 10Eighty. 10Eighty is a career and talent management consultancy that helps organizations maximize the contribution of their employees by ensuring satisfying jobs and careers for their employees. Michael is a Human Resources professional, having worked in the National Health Service, Insurance, Commodities and Derivatives industries. He has worked within the career coaching business for fifteen years, both managing a £7 million business and delivering bespoke, one to one career coaching. In the last 15 years Michael has run businesses that have helped 75,000 people make successful career transitions. He is a frequent commentator in the press/media, which includes a range of topics on “successfully managing your career” and talent management. Most recent media mentions have included BBC South, CNBC, Radio4, Financial Times, City AM, Financial News, Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, The Grapevine and HR Magazine, to name but a few. He writes a careers column for People Management, a blog for the Human Resources Magazine and is a regular contributor to The Thompson Reuters HR Portal. Michael is known as a thought provoking speaker in the HR industry. In the last 18 months, Michael spoke at the Careers Partner International Conference, NHS breakthrough conference, NHS North West Leadership Academy, London School of Economics, University of Westminster’s Talent Management Conference, ICAEW Finance Directors Conference, CIPD learning and development conference and CIPD branch seminars. He is also Chair of the CIPD’s Central London Branch. Additionally is a non executive director of Marshall ACM, an e-learning company and the Total Reward Group, a compensation and benefits consultancy. Michael plans to publish his book “The guide to everlasting employability” in the Autumn 2012. He has just launched an iphone app “careers snakes and ladders” and an online interactive version of the book in collaboration with Marshall ACM to coincide the launch of his new business 10Eighty. Michael has a degree in Economics, a MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He holds an accreditation from the British Psychological Society for the use of psychometrics. Michael has completed the Fairplace Internal Accreditation Programme, the training element of which is externally recognised by the Association for Coaching. Michael Moran was until January 2012 Chief Executive of Fairplace and a main board director of Savile plc, the career and talent management consultancy. Fairplace is part of the Savile Group, an AIM listed plc. The Savile Group was placed 16th in the Sunday Times top 100 small companies in 2010.

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