1st Easy director and co-founder Viv Bell led a team comprising Technical Support Engineer Daniel Smith, Finance Manager Peter Newton, Technical Support Engineer Steve Goossens and Marketing Manager James Burns who all completed the run in highly respectable times.
“It was quite a challenge but also great fun,” said Viv who finished the course in just 57 minutes. She was ‘pipped’ at the post by Peter Newton who took just 54 minutes to complete the challenge while the rest of the team clocked in times just fractionally above the 1 hour mark.
“Everybody has done very well which is quite remarkable when you consider that it all started out following a discussion at work about finding an office challenge,” added Viv, who founded Buglawton-based 1st Easy with her Managing Director husband Steve in 1999.
“It was also heart-warming to see that five of our 8-strong workforce agreed to give up their time for a project which we agreed would be used to raise money for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust at Knutsford (CAFT).”
James said he and his colleagues had enjoyed the event so much that they were already talking about volunteering to do the 2013 Great Manchester Run.
"It was a great experience running with thousands of people for good causes and being cheered on by all the fantastic support. I'm sure we'll be there again next year to try and beat our times and raise more money for CAFT, he added."
When the team got back to their desks at internet-hosting specialists 1st Easy they were soon talking about an even bigger presence at next year’s Great Manchester Run.
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