Air-IT & AdamsonJones team members at the Race Village before the event. L-R Sean Craven, James Healey, Anxhela Agaci, Chris MacDonald, Rachel Biggin, Alex Cook & Simon Cooper
After months of hard training and with generous support from sponsors, the jointly named AdamsonJones & Air-IT team has raised over £3,000 for locally based Nottingham Hospitals Charity by taking part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon on Sunday 27th September.
James Healey, Technical Director at Air-IT comments:
Firstly, I’d like to say a big well done to the team. We’re extremely proud of achieving our 3rd place finish.
For us, it was all about giving back to the local community, so we’re extremely thankful to all our supporters for helping us to raise such a phenomenal amount in a short space of time.
Teaming up with AdamsonJones
Air-IT joined forces with runners from BioCity based Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, AdamsonJones to form one of 25 teams representing local employers in the Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge, held as part of the annual Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon.
Our joint team outside Air-IT head offices
AdamsonJones called upon members of their management team, including: Simon Cooper, Managing Director; Chris MacDonald, Patent Attorney; and Rachel Biggin, Marketing Manager.
They were joined by Air-IT technical and back-office staff including:
- Ben Lee – Field Engineer
- James Healey – Technical Director
- Anxhela Agaci – Business Administration Assistant
- Sean Craven – Technical Apprentice
- Alex Cook – Account Manager
L-R Ben Lee, James Healey, Anxhela Agaci, Sean Craven and Alex Cook at Air-IT headquarters
The Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge
Our joint team of eight runners completed distances of 13.1 and 1.5 miles with the fastest two times in each race added together to produce an overall time.
An impressive time of just 3:38:50 earned the team a well-deserved spot on the podium and saw some fantastic personal bests beaten on the day.
Ben Lee celebrating his time of 1:42:07 at the finish line
Air-IT Technical Apprentice, Sean Craven came in first for Air-IT completing his first ever half marathon in an outstanding time of just 1:39:07, helping the team secure their third place podium position.
Sean having just crossed the finishing line
Sean was followed closely by AdamsonJones Patent Attorney, Chris MacDonald with a time of 1:39:42.
But AdamsonJones Marketing Manager, Rachel Biggin was our quickest half marathon team member finishing the 13.1 mile running tour of Nottingham in 1:38:15.
Rachel celebrating her time with Corporate event trophy
All team runners successfully completed the course, and had a great time getting involved.
Simon Cooper, Managing Director at AdamsonJones adds:
Joining forces with Air-IT in fundraising and running has been incredibly good fun and has enabled both companies to combine their efforts towards raising as much as possible for our chosen charity.
Supporting Nottingham Hospitals Charity
Together, Air-IT & AdamsonJones have raised over £3,000 for Nottingham Hospitals Charity which aims to enhance and support NHS patient services through the provision of improved facilities, specialist equipment, medical research and staff development programmes.
Nick Lawford, Corporate Partnerships Development Officer at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, comments:
This is a fantastic example of local businesses working together to have a positive impact on the local community.
They’re both firms that we are proud to be working with. The money raised will make a real difference to patients being treated at Nottingham’s hospitals, and their families. Thank you.
Air-IT would also like to extend congratulations and thanks to the Air-IT Service Desk team who took part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon and fundraised separately for headline charity Cancer Research UK.
With thanks from all runners and staff at Air-IT!
Thank you to all of our supporters!
We’re delighted to confirm that we have raised just under £4,000 for Notingham Hospitsals Charity and Cancer Research UK combined, including donations received by AdamsonJones.
We’d like to say a big thanks to all of our clients, suppliers, friends and family for all the kind and generous donations we received.
If you’d like to make a last minute donation to either cause, you can do so at our one of our company fundraising pages below:
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