Deloitte claim first place at Leeds 10K’s Clarion Corporate Challenge

Deloitte swapped their suits for trainers in the Leeds 10K and stormed their way to a first place finish at the Clarion Corporate Challenge.

On Sunday 8th July, Deloitte swapped their suits for trainers in the Leeds 10K and stormed their way to victory, coming first place in the Clarion Corporate Challenge.

60 teams, consisting of over 700 runners, competed in the challenge in the hope that their first three finishers could clock the fastest average time to claim corporate challenge victory.

In a hotly-contested challenge, Deloitte clocked an impressive average time of 40:24 to take first place. Clive Brook stole second place with an average time of 41:54 and Sky Betting & Gaming celebrated third place with an average time of 42:51.

The fastest male was Jonathan Ball running for Enterprise. Jonathan clocked a remarkable time of 35:31. Hayley Lloyd-Henry, representing Forbes Solicitors, romped home as the fastest female. Hayley clocked an equally impressive time of 40:35. Both the winners were awarded a Polar M430 Watch for their triumphs.

The Leeds 10K’s Clarion Corporate Challenge forms part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson, who raised nearly £2m by completing a series of grueling endurance events - despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer. The challenge started in 2007, the debut year of the Leeds 10K, and is the longest running corporate challenge in the Run For All series.

Clarion, a law firm in Leeds, have been Corporate Challenge sponsors at the Leeds 10K every year since the race started. Roger Hutton, Joint Managing Partner at Clarion, said: “We would like to congratulate Deloitte for winning the 2018 challenge and congratulate the many other runners who pulled on their trainers to compete in the challenge.

“The atmosphere was incredible and some amazing achievements were accomplished. We are really happy to be part of this amazing race and are already looking forward to 2019.”

Hettie Barker, the Sponsorship and Corporate Executive at Run For All, said: “This year’s Clarion Corporate Challenge was one full of success and smiles. Over 700 runners took part and every one of them did themselves proud.

“Our corporate challenges are always a great way to generate some fun and friendly rivalry between local organisations, businesses and firms. They are a fantastic team building opportunity in which colleagues can pull together and achieve some finish line glory.”

The Corporate Challenge season is now well under way with runners previously enjoying runs at the Grand East Anglia Run, Hull Half Marathon, Hull 10K, Leeds Half Marathon and Sheffield Half Marathon.

Next up in 2018 is Sheffield 10K's Working Win Corporate Challenge on Sunday 23rd September and the Yorkshire Marathon's Welcome to Yorkshire Corporate Relay on Sunday 14th October.

For more information on Corporate Challenges please visit www.runforall.com or contact corporate@runforall.com.

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