When we found out that one of our clients was running the 2014 London Marathon for charity, we were only too pleased to offer our sponsorship.
Craig Crossing Tower Bridge at 12.5 miles
Craig Winfield, Finance Director at Eden Hall Day Spas, ran the famous race on Sunday 13 April in aid of Gentlemen’s Night Out, a Birmingham-based charity that raises and distributes funds to individuals and organisations that don’t have the ability to raise funds for themselves.
Last year, the charity paid for 100 sick children to visit Lapland and funded more than 400 adults and children taking part in special sporting activities.
26.2 Miles Around London
Craig was one of around 40,000 people who took on the epic 26.2 mile run around the streets of our capital in the 2014 London Marathon.
The race kicked off in Greenwich before taking a tour of some of London’s best-known landmarks, including the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, Cleopatra’s Needle, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. Finally, the runners streamed down the Mall before finishing the race outside Buckingham Palace.
Clocking up a respectable time of 3 hours, 19 minutes and 20 seconds, Craig finished the Marathon in 3,424th place – within the top 10% of the entire field!
A well earned rest after completing the marathon
Craig said afterwards:
‘It was a fantastic experience, as expected, it was also extremely demanding! But the crowds were brilliant throughout, especially in the last 10 miles or so when you really need them. I’d like to thank Air-IT for their sponsorship and everyone else who’s supported me and donated to the Gentlemen’s Night Out.’
Eden Hall and Air-IT
Eden Hall Day Spas have been an Air-IT client for several years. They operate two award-winning day spas in Newark, Nottinghamshire and Yoxall, Staffordshire, where they offer a wide range of spa treatments and leisure facilities in luxurious surroundings.
Air-IT provide managed IT support for their Newark site through our popular Support-IT package. This provides unlimited remote and onsite IT support through our service desk and field based teams, along with 24/7 monitoring with our state of the art monitoring and management solution. This helps us to proactively manage Eden Hall’s systems to minimise downtime and boost productivity.
Supporting our Clients
At Air-IT, we’re always keen to support clients who take part in fundraising and charitable activities.
Todd McQuilkin, Air-IT Managing Director says:
‘It was a pleasure to sponsor Craig. He’s done a fantastic job raising funds for the Gentlemen’s Night Out, which provides much-needed funds to worthy causes across the Midlands area. To date, Craig’s Marathon run has raised over £2,800, which is a great achievement.’