On May 10th 2015, a team of 16 Express employees took part in the Great Manchester 10k run to raise funds for Forever Manchester.
The Great Manchester run is one of Europe’s largest running events and each year over 40,000 people take part. The course takes runners from Portland Street in the city centre down to Old Trafford and Salford Quays, before heading back up to the city to finish the race outside Beetham tower on Deansgate.
The Express team consisted of; Amy Cassell, Ben Gent, Carole Jones, Daniel Brassington, Daniel Slade, Danielle Whalley, Emily Shaw, Jennifer Lutton, Mark Goodfellow, Meredith Parkes, Neil Sagar, Rose Oliver, Sarah Mawdsley, Sharon Denby, Richard Lowery, and Tom Pinney.
Ben Gent was crowned Express champion for running the 10k in the fastest time out of the group at 42.01mins!
Overall, the day was a huge success and most importantly the running team managed to raise an impressive £3,105 for Forever Manchester beating their original target of £2,850.
Congratulations to all of our runners who took part and a massive thank you to everyone that kindly donated to support the team.