Slimming World go for gold at Mansfield 5k & 10k
Runners from Slimming World’s Derbyshire head office are giving Mo Farrah a run for his money after bagging 15 gold medals of their own at the Reach Mansfield 5k & 10k events.
The team was made up of members of staff from different departments across the Alfreton-based organisation, including Finance, Digital, IT and others. Many of the runners have enhanced their training by participating in on-site fitness classes and personal training sessions, which are available to all employees for free.
Being given the opportunity to represent Slimming World and raise money for such a great cause has been an incredible experience – and it was even more special as we had the support of one another and from our other colleagues too.
The Reach Mansfield 5k and 10k event – now in its fourth year – was set up to raise money for local charity Reach Learning Disability, which supports people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire. Slimming World, now the UK’s biggest group-based weight management organisation, has been a silver sponsor of the event for the last three years and offered 15 places to its 400 head office employees, all of which were taken up within 24 hours.
Ryan Warsop, who works in the Slimming World Field Support department, took part for the second time on Sunday 16th September. He says: “I have always loved running, and really enjoyed the experience last year. So when the opportunity to take part arose this year I knew I wanted to get involved again. The whole experience was great, I even sprinted across the finish line in a new personal best of 55:55, which I was especially thrilled about.
“Being given the opportunity to represent Slimming World and raise money for such a great cause has been an incredible experience – and it was even more special as we had the support of one another and from our other colleagues too.”
PICTURE: Fifteen members of the Slimming World team show off their medals at Slimming World head office after taking part in the Reach Mansfield 5 & 10k. From left to right: Laura Pearson, Lucy Knighton, Beth Crofts, Victor Ohene, Caroline Keating, Ryan Warsop, Gayle Shaw, Natalie Edwards, Zoe Graham, Brodie Marks, Sarah Taylor
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About Slimming World
Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969. There are now more than 18,000 weekly groups supporting 900,000 members across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Groups are run by a network of 5,000 community-based Slimming World Consultants, who receive specific training in the role of diet and physical activity in weight management, as well as sophisticated behaviour-change techniques. Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the science of satiety and energy density. Our phased activity programme, Body Magic, eases members into activity until it becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. The principles behind Slimming World’s philosophy are based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by overweight people and recognition that those who struggle with weight carry a double burden, the weight itself and a burden of guilt and shame about their weight. Slimming World’s programme integrates practical, up-to-date advice with a highly developed support system based on care and compassion, and Consultant training focuses on facilitating behaviour change in a warm and friendly group environment. Consultant training is delivered through the Slimming World Academy. Slimming World also invests in a comprehensive research programme to develop its support for long-term weight management. The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.
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