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Clarion and Mike Tomlinson acknowledge the fastest professionals in the city


The fastest finishers from this year's Jane Tomlinson's Leeds 10K Corporate Challenge will be presented with winners' trophies by sponsors, legal firm Clarion.

The fastest finishers from this year’s Jane Tomlinson’s Leeds 10K Corporate Challenge were presented with winners’ trophies by sponsors, Clarion.

The first corporate team to cross the finish line was investment management company, Rensburg Sheppards.  Second place went to the event sponsors Clarion  and in third place was Begbies Traynor.

Fastest Corporate Challenge male and female finishers were Martin Sanders from Clarion and Emma Yates from Nexus Vehicle Management who completed the run in 34mins 51secs and 41mins and 56secs respectively.

Around 600 employees from businesses across the region took part in this year’s Corporate Challenge, which is three times the number  of previous year’s, joining just over 7,000 runners who completed the city centre charity event which took place on July 4th.

Prizes will also be awarded to the companies coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the events Team Challenge. First place goes to Bradford City Football club, second to stockbrokers Walker Crisps Warriors and third to Leeds City College who entered a team of over 100 runners.

Mike Tomlinson who will be presenting the awards alongside Clarion said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Corporate Challenge this year. The business community has always been behind the event but this year the number of corporate runners has been overwhelming. We hope that with their support the Leeds 10K will help to raise thousands for charities across the region.”

 Roger Hutton, Clarion senior partner, added: “We are proud to be the founding sponsor of the Corporate Challenge and would like to say well done to all those who took part, with a special mention to members of the Clarion team for their first-rate performance..

“It was fantastic to see such a great turnout from the business community and I urge companies  to sign-up for next year’s race -  it’s a great opportunity for team building  as well as making a huge difference to   local charities.”

By signing up to the Corporate Challenge package, which costs £500, businesses receive a range of benefits including VIP hospitality and invites to a pre-race ‘networking event’. 


Notes to Editor

Clarion is a major presence in Leeds, handling legal business for a growing number of leading businesses and individuals both locally and nationwide.

Clarion’s areas of expertise are spread over nine departments:  Corporate and Commercial / Property / Dispute Resolution / Corporate Recovery / Regulatory and Business Crime / Employment / Family / Costs and Litigation Funding / Private Client.

Jane Tomlinson – Leeds 10k

The Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10k 2011 will take place on Sunday June 19th taking in many of the city’s landmarks. As part of the Run For All series, the Leeds 10K is a charitable event for people of all abilities, whether they choose to jog, walk, run, wheel or watch. 

Jane Tomlinson CBE (1964 -2007) from Leeds was diagnosed with incurable cancer in 2000. Despite her pain and illness Jane participated in a number of high profile endurance challenges to raise money for charity, including a number of marathons, and Ironman Triathlon and a 4,800 mile bike ride across America. Before her death in September 2007 she had raised £1.85million for charity. In February 2009 the charity announced it had raised £2.6 million and is now aiming to raise £5 million. 


For further information regarding Jane’s Appeal and The Leeds 10K: