Mansbridge Balment Plymouth’s 11 strong running team joined more than 3,000 entrants at one of the biggest road races in the city’s sporting calendar.
It was the agency’s largest team yet in the Plymouth 10K, which was staged on Sunday 8th October in perfect weather conditions – with preliminary results showing the team finishing a credible 5th out of 25 in the Corporate Challenge.
Experienced runner Chris Mervyn, Branch and Marketing Manager at the Plymouth City Office, said all the team members made it safely to the finishing line in what was another fantastic event.
“The Plymouth 10K just gets bigger every year, not just in terms of the competitors, but in the hundreds of people who line the route to cheer the runners on,” said Chris.
“This year was no exception. It was a fabulous atmosphere on the day and we were even blessed with good weather which made for great running conditions.”
Chris was joined in the race by a host of colleagues.
Managing Director Darren Lawson, Plymouth City Office Director Ben Dreher and staff members Tony Carlton, Tess Denley, Natalia Rozario, Karen Sheather and Katrina Whitley. Friends of the company Emma Bartlett and Rachel Bunting and Chris’ wife Claire also joined the team for this year’s event.
“I’m incredibly proud of the effort from the whole team and especially proud of our Managing Director Darren Lawson, in what he announced will be his final road race”
Organisers Run Plymouth, who have been behind the 10K for the past three years, said it goes from strength to strength – and is now the largest event of its kind in the region.
Some of the current success is due in part to Mansbridge Balment Plymouth. It helped to help save the event two years ago with a generous sponsorship deal after the previous organisers had announced it would cancel in the face of rising costs.
“I cannot imagine Plymouth without the 10k now and we are all looking forward to joining the growing ranks of runners supporting it next year,” added Chris.
“Who knows, I may even be able to get a few of our team out to run the Plymouth Half in May too!”