Working Win swapped their suits for trainers on Sunday 23rd September and stormed their way to victory coming first place in the Sheffield 10K Working Win Corporate Challenge.
Over 20 teams, consisting of over 250 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, Working Win clocked an impressive average time of 37:32 to take first place. Cutwel stole second place with an average time of 41:14 and HLM Architects celebrated third place with an average time of 42.25.
The fastest male was Joe Sagar running for Cutwel. Joe clocked a remarkable time of 32:50, allowing him to celebrate not only fastest male in the corporate challenge, but second fastest male in the overall 10K. Rachel Rutherford, representing Rolls Royce, romped home as the fastest female. Rachel clocked an equally impressive time of 44:06. Both the winners were awarded a Polar M430 watch for their triumphs.
Working Win, the health-led employment trial service, are the first-ever sponsor of the corporate challenge which has been a popular feature of the steel city’s road race since 2016.
Working Win is an experimental trial that is testing a new employment support service for people with a health condition. The trial aims to find out how good this new service is at helping people, with mental or physical health problems, find work if they are unemployed, or stay in work if they’re struggling.
The experimental trial is just one of two currently live in the UK and is delivered by Sheffield City Region, in partnership with South Yorkshire Housing Association and local NHS partners.
Mark Lynam, Director of Programme Commissioning at Sheffield City Region, said: “It was a pleasure to sponsor the Sheffield 10K Corporate Challenge. Working Win’s aim is to help people to stay in work - supporting them and their employer and we were proud to compete alongside many local businesses on the day. To win first place is just a bonus!”
Georgia Featherstone, Sponsorship & Corporate Assistant at the event organiser, Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, said: “This year’s Working Win Corporate Challenge was one full of success and smiles. Over 250 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, and it was wonderful so see such a range of organisations coming together to compete.
“Thank you to everyone who took part including OCF Plc, BBC Sheffield, Sheffield Council, Quidco, Nikken World, Arm, Sky Bet, Natwest, Martin Evans Associates, South Yorkshire Police, Sharrow Vale Dental Care, Forced Entertainment, Millgate, Working Win, Cutwel, Arup, HLM, Rolls Royce, Plusnet and Clive Brook.”
Run For All’s final team challenge of the 2018 season is the Welcome to Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay on Sunday 14th October.
For more information on Corporate Challenges please contact firstname.lastname@example.org