Sunday, 21 April 2019

Staff run for Comic Relief

Staff run for Comic Relief

A FUN run and walk along the River Thames towpath in Henley raised more than £300 for Comic Relief.

More than 30 members of staff from businesses based at the Chiltern House Business Centre in Station Road took part in the event on Wednesday last week.

About half of them ran over Henley Bridge and downstream along the river before turning around at Temple Island while the remainder walked the 5.3km circuit.

Most wore red face paint on their cheeks instead of the traditional red noses as this made it easier to breathe and they carried signs bearing the Comic Relief logo.

The first man back was Matthew Puddy, of fuel company Geos, in a time of 20 minutes and 44 seconds, while the first woman was Abs Clayton, of GetFeedback, in 31 minutes and 40 seconds.

Receptionist Lesley Clark, who organised the day with centre manager Pauline Daniel, said: “We do this every year, whether it’s for Comic Relief or Sport Relief.

“It’s a great course because it’s not muddy and people can easily walk it in their lunch break but if they feel like running it then they can do

“There was a great atmosphere on the day. We’d been concerned about the weather as it absolutely chucked it down the day before but our only obstacle was the wind.

“Nobody managed to beat their pevious times but a lot of them were taking it steady as they were due to run the Reading half marathon and didn’t want to get injured.”

The proceeds were boosted by a charity raffle on Monday.

The top 10 were: Matthew Puddy (Geos); Stuart Owen (Sine Qua Non); Paul Badger (Muddy Productions); Dan McClaren (Sine Qia Non); Abs Clayton (GetFeedback); Sarah Wilder (MPM Legal); Elise Cope (GetFeedback); Ruth Dos Remedios (Geos); Lindsey Ganson (Geos); Keith Jefferies (Jefferies Accountancy)

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