Slimming World team bag gold medals of their own at Mansfield 10k
Runners from Slimming World’s Derbyshire head office raced to the finish line at the Reach Mansfield 5k &10k events last weekend.
The team was made up of members of staff from different departments across the Alfreton-based organisation, including Field Support, Online Support and Hair & Beauty at Slimming World. The runners have enhanced their training by taking part in on-site fitness classes and personal training sessions, which are available to all employees for free.
The Reach Mansfield 5k and 10k event – now in its fifth year – was set up to raise money for local charity Reach Learning Disability, which supports people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.
It’s been great to be given the opportunity to represent Slimming World and raise money for such an incredible cause – and it was even more special as we had the support of our other colleagues too.
Laura Pearson, who works at Hair & Beauty at Slimming World, took part for the second time on Sunday 15th September. She 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. I sprinted across the finish line in 52 minutes, which I was especially thrilled about. I’ll be running a half marathon soon, so this was the perfect training to get me ready for my next race.
“It’s been great to be given the opportunity to represent Slimming World and raise money for such an incredible cause – and it was even more special as we had the support of our other colleagues too.”
PICTURE: The Slimming World team show off their medals at Slimming World head office after taking part in the Reach Mansfield 5k & 10k. From left to right: Laura Pearson, Ryan Warsop, Helen Sutherland
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