Morrison Utility Services lift trophy in York 10K corporate challenge

Staff at Morrison Utility Services dug deep into their reserves of energy to carry off top prize in one of North Yorkshire’s biggest corporate challenges.

It was a home win for the company which raced to victory in the Morrison Utility Services York 10K Corporate Challenge.

A host of companies took part in the popular event, which forms parts of the Asda Foundation York 10K.

The challenge is open to teams of runners, with the average chip time of the first three team members home used to calculate the winners.

Morrison Utility Services took the trophy with a time of 40:07 – 20 seconds ahead of sports and recreation association Hassra in second place. Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, a team of referees whose ranks included Phil Dowd, Mike Jones and Anthony Taylor, finished third in 41:37.

The fastest male competitor in the challenge was Morrison Utility’s Steve Sanders who came home in 38:35, while Hassra’s Janet Hindley was the quickest female in 41:01.

John Edwards, Morrison Utility Services Contract Director, said: “It was great to see so many people taking part in the Morrison Utility Services 10K corporate challenge.

“Obviously as proud sponsors of the challenge we were delighted to win but everyone who took part deserves congratulations. Like us, I’m sure they were delighted to be involved in such a splendid event as the York 10K which raises a great deal of money for many good causes.”

About 6,000 people took part in the Asda Foundation York 10K, which is organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All.

Graham Watson, Run For All’s corporate manager, said: “We are enormously grateful to Morrison Utility Services for their sponsorship and to all those who took part in the challenge. They all made a valuable contribution to what was a great event.”

Next year’s Asda Foundation York 10K will be held on Sunday August 2nd. To enter click here