This Land Swaps Safety Boots for Running Shoes in 10K Run

This Land hit the ground running in October, as members of the Cambridgeshire based housebuilder and developer sent some of their team members across the finishing line at the Standalone 10K.

A Fast Start

The team laced up their running shoes on Sunday 1st October to participate in the competition held in Letchworth Garden City. The run, organised by The North Herts Road Runners, saw over one thousand finishers this year in the 36th iteration of the popular race.

The This Land Running Squad

The Road Runners team, organised by This Land’s social committee which promotes health, wellbeing and teamwork, was made up of five eager team members – some of whom had never embarked on a 10K before. The runners included Ross Mowle, Ollie Leck, Harriet Mason, Abigail Cooke and Ellie Hayward.

Racing to the finish line

The This Land race champion was awarded to Ross, who crossed the line at 43 mins and 27 seconds, coming a terrific 101st out of the 1,105 participants. Ollie followed shortly after at a commendable 56 minutes and 17 seconds, with Harriet, Abigail and Ellie rounding out the end of the troupe.

This Land Road Runners pointing to the sky
This Land Road Runners line up

Celebrating Team Spirit

Regardless of the several hilly ascents throughout the course, Ellie and Abbie crossed the finish line strong, despite never having competed in a 10K run before. Ellie picked up a collection of ardent supporters who cheered her on the last 100m dash to the finishing line.

David Lewis, CEO at This Land said: “The connection between good team relations and working successfully is paramount to the success of any business. Our social committee has worked hard to promote healthy work-life balance, foster relationships with colleagues beyond the office and sites, and get out in the local community, which are core values at This Land. We are incredibly proud of our five very own Road Runners who completed the Standalone 10K and hope this will be the first of many races the team get involved in in the future!

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