Clarion Corporate Challenge 2017

A team from car hire firm Enterprise hit top gear to win this year’s Clarion Leeds 10K Corporate Challenge.

Hundreds of runners took part in the challenge – a hugely popular feature of the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K – in which companies and other organisations compete to be crowned fastest team in the race.

The times of the first three runners home in each team are used to calculate the winners.

In a hotly-contested challenge, Enterprise clocked an average time of 39:06 to take first place. RSM was second with a time of 40:01 and Sagars Accountants Ltd were third in 40:41.

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Jonathan Ball, of Enterprise, completed the 10K in 35:50 to be the fastest man in the challenge, while Sagars’ Nik Tarrega was the quickest woman in 39:52. Each received a TomTom watch.

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Roger Hutton, Joint Managing Partner at Clarion, which has sponsored the challenge since 2007, said: “We are delighted to have had such a long association with the Leeds 10K Corporate Challenge. It is a fun event which fosters team spirit and provides companies with an excellent opportunity to support some really fantastic causes. Congratulations to the winners and well done to everyone who took part.”

Siobhan Curtis, Corporate Manager with Run For All, organisers of the Leeds 10K, said: “The Clarion Corporate Challenge is certainly one of the highlights of the Leeds 10K. It generates some friendly rivalry and we are enormously grateful to Clarion for their magnificent support.”

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The Leeds 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, Leicester, King’s Lynn, Bury and Sheffield.

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