Nottingham’s business community is set to go head to head on Sunday 27th September, when companies all around the city are expected to try their athletic abilities – and limits – in the Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge.
Held as part of the annual Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon (at which Nottingham Hospitals Charity is proud to be a Partner Charity), the event attracts thousands of entrants each year, including those who come together in teams representing local employers.
Biocity-based Patent & Trademark Attorneys, AdamsonJones – who have recently announced Nottingham Hospitals Charity as their new Charity of the Year – will be one of many companies among the competition this year. After being named winners of the corporate challenge in 2013, their staff have regrouped in a bid to make tracks back to glory by joining forces with managed ICT service provider, Air-IT. The team are now busy preparing for the 13.1 mile half marathon and the shorter 1.5 mile mini marathon.
The jointly named AdamsonJones & Air-IT Team have chosen to raise vital funds for Nottingham Hospitals Charity, to help enhance the care of patients who are being treated at Queen’s Medical Centre, City Hospital, Hayward House and Nottingham Children’s Hospital. To sponsor the teams go to the Air-IT fundraising page or the AdamsonJones fundraising page.
James Healey, Technical Director at Air-IT said, “Our main priority is to have fun and do our charity proud, but I’d be lying if I said we’re not competitive. As a team, we’ve been training hard and aiming for personal bests. We’re hoping it’s enough to put us up there with the best teams, but we won’t know that until the day. Whatever happens we’re pleased to be running and giving back to the local community with Nottingham Hospitals Charity.”
On the day, speed and endurance will decide whether the team have done enough to win, when their quickest two times in each race are put together for the final scoring process.
Nick Lawford, Corporate Partnerships Development Officer at Nottingham Hospitals Charity added, “We are delighted that the team from Air-IT and AdamsonJones have generously chosen to run the Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge to raise money for Nottingham Hospitals Charity. The money that they raise will help us to make sure that patients in Nottingham continue to receive the very best care possible in the most comfortable surroundings. We wish them well and will be cheering them all the way!”
Last year’s Corporate Challenge winners were city centre based legal firm, Shoosmiths, who celebrated success with a combined time of just three hours, 18 minutes and 42 seconds.
If you have entered the Robin Hood Marathon or Half Marathon and would like to join our team and raise money for Nottingham Hospitals Charity then there is still time – please do get in touch.