The fastest firms in King’s Lynn have been crowned as the winners of the Bespak GEAR 10K corporate challenge were officially announced.
The Bespak GEAR 10K Corporate Challenge, new for 2017, attracted teams from a variety of local companies all vying for the coveted title.
The times of the first three team members home in each team was used to calculate the winners – with a team from Bespak, the event’s title sponsors, showing their rivals a clean pair of heels to carry off first place.
The Bespak team clocked a total time of 2:11:03 – making an average 10K time of 43:41 – to lift the winners’ trophy. Stephenson Smart were not far behind, recording a team time of 2:12:02 – or an average of 44:00 per runner.
Associated British Ports (ABP) came in third with a combined time of 2:21:24 – an average individual time of 47:08. Charity was the real winner, however, with ABP raising over £1,500 from their efforts for Norfolk Hospice.
Individually, Stephenson Smart’s Neil Gayton was the fastest corporate male with a time of 41:28, while ABP’s Georgia Freeman was the fastest corporate female, clocking 50:43.
Peter Mason, Director of HR at Bespak, said: “The first Bespak GEAR 10K Corporate Challenge was a truly memorable occasion. It was fantastic to see the teams turn out to support the challenge, while raising money for some great causes and having a great time doing it. Congratulations to everyone who took part.”
Siobhan Curtis, Corporate and Sponsorship Manager at event organiser Run For All, said: “The corporate challenge adds extra fun and spice to the GEAR 10K and we are enormously grateful to Bespak for their outstanding support.”
The GEAR 10K forms of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson, who raised nearly £2m by completing a series of gruelling endurance events despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
It is also part of the successful Asda Foundation 10K series which includes runs in Lincoln, Nottingham, Burnley, Leeds, York, Bury, Hull, Leicester and Sheffield.