Irwin Mitchell steel victory in Sheffield Half Marathon Team Challenge

On Sunday 8th April, the law firm Irwin Mitchell swapped their suits for trainers in the Sheffield Half Marathon and stormed their way to victory, coming first place in the Team Challenge.

Scores of runners took part in the challenge – a brand new feature of the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon – in which companies and other organisations compete to be crowned fastest team in the race.

The times of the first three runner’s home in each team are used to calculate the winners.

In a hotly-contested challenge, Irwin Mitchell clocked an impressive average time of 1:31:19 to take first place. Arm stole second place with an average time of 1:36:06 and The SEO Works LTD celebrated third place with an average time of 1:39:30.

The fastest male was Sam Mellor running for Arm. Sam clocked a remarkable time of 1:23:53.

Rachel Rutherford, representing Rolls Royce, romped home as the fastest female just four minutes later. Rachel clocked an equally impressive time of 1:27:23. Both the winners were awarded a Polar M430 Watch for their triumphs.

Hettie Barker, Sponsorship and Corporate Executive with Run For All, organisers of the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon, said: “The Team Challenge is a brand new element we have introduced to both the Sheffield Half & Leeds Half Marathon for 2018. It generates some friendly rivalry between local businesses, sports clubs and organisations and is an opportunity for team building, fundraising, or improving general fitness.”

If you want to experience the buzz of event day, you don’t have to wait a full year to take part in another Half Marathon Team Challenge… The Leeds Half Marathon Team Challenge is taking place on Sunday 13th May.

If a 10K is more up your street, we are returning to Sheffield in September with our Sheffield 10K corporate challenge!

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