A B Graphic and Moving Swiftly On win MKM Hull Running Festival Team Challenge
10 July 2023
10 July 2023
A B Graphic and Moving Swiftly On showed their rivals a clean pair of heels when they raced to victory in the MKM Hull Running Festival Team Challenge.
The Team Challenge, which took place on Sunday 11th June, featured the MKM Half Marathon and 10K Team Challenges, and is a popular feature of the one of the region’s best loved charity road running events, the Hull Running Festival.
The Team Challenge element of the day saw teams of all sizes battle it out to be crowned Team Challenge champions of the MKM Hull Half Marathon and 10K Team challenges. Rather than competing as individuals, teams worked collectively to cross the line in the quickest combined time.
The times of the first three team members home are used to calculate the results.
A B Graphic rose to victory in the 10K Team Challenge in an impressive time of 00:40:23 ahead of INEOS Acetyls who took second place in a time of 00:42:44. Team Etherington ranked third in a time of 00:43:25, just one second ahead of fourth place Wyke Sixth Form College who finished with a time of 00:44:00.
Moving Swiftly on took first place in the Half Marathon Team Challenge in an impressive time of 01:35:56 ahead of EASIER SAID THAN RUN who took second place in a time of 01:38:15. Team MKM ranked third in a time of 01:47:44, just three seconds ahead of East Coast Construction who took fourth place in a time of 01:50:05.
The UK’s largest independent builders' merchants, MKM has built on its longstanding support of the event by retaining title sponsorship of the Team Challenge. Their support follows a vital part of the company’s community focused values and its commitment to the local community.
Rachel Constable, Head of ESG at MKM commented “Congratulations to all the teams who took in this year’s MKM Hull Running Festival Team Challenge. In particular, a huge congratulations to both A B Graphic and Moving Swiftly On on their fantastic achievements.
The Hull Running Festival is a wonderful event for the city of Hull, it was great to once again see the city come alive with so many runners and supporters lining the streets. MKM are very proud to be title sponsors of the Team Challenge. The event proves to be a brilliant opportunity to raise money for a host of deserving local causes and is a great way of building camaraderie within our communities here in the city of Hull.”
Siobhan Curtis, Marketing and Communications Director at Run For All said: “It was wonderful to see teams come together to take part in the MKM Hull Half Marathon and 10K Team Challenges. Congratulations to A B Graphic and Moving Swiftly On following their wonderful efforts."
“We invite teams of all sizes and combinations to join us in 2024, whether that be a business looking for a team building exercise or a group of friends looking for an opportunity to fundraise for a cause close to their heart.
“We look forward to seeing you all on the start line next year!”
The day also saw thousands of runners of all abilities and ages take part in Hull 10K and Hull Half Marathon. Some came for a personal challenge, a few hoped to win and others simply aimed to get around the course, but all helped make the event a brilliant success, with thousands of pounds raised for many local and national charities.
As part of the event, runners were encouraged to fundraise for their own charity of choice or one of the event’s partner charities. This year’s partner charities included; the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Special Stars Foundation, Dove House Hospice, Hull & East Yorkshire Mind and Aim Higher.
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