Sponsor signs up to run in half marathon

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A TEAM from the firm sponsoring this year’s Sheffield Half Marathon is leading by example by signing up to take part in the race – and encouraging other businesses to do the same.

Runners from SIG Insulations are gearing up to compete in the Sheffield Half Marathon Corporate Challenge.

More than 10 runners from the Sheffield-based firm will make up the team, with colleagues ready for the individual race on May 12.

Companies can enter as teams in the Corporate Team Challenge with groups of three or four individuals from organisations that are not athletics clubs. All members run the race, and the accumulated time of the three fastest comprises the team score.

Scott Jones, legal department supervisor at SIG, said: “As race sponsors we thought it was a great idea to take part.

“As SIG is a big company you’re not able to meet everyone, so it’s a really good way of getting to know your colleagues.”

n Visit www.sheffieldmarathon.com or call 0845 388 3438 to enter.