Team BT raises money for Team GB
Seventeen BT employees ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon this weekend, raising £4,000 so far via the MyDonate website, for the charity Paralympics GB.
The runners took between one hour 40 minutes and three hours to complete the 13.1 mile course. The route took them through Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James’s Park.
Eight of the runners ran the route for the second time, having completed the same race last year. Dan Thomas from BT’s press office was one such volunteer and was pleased to have knocked 10 minutes off last year’s time.
He says: “The work we put in before the run obviously paid off – in terms of improving our fitness and raising money for the Paralympians in the lead up to the big day.
“During training we collected cash from passersby during a 348.5km exercise bike ride outside BT Centre and also arranged a fun run for families and friends. It helped boost our energy levels and the amount we made for this great cause.”
The Paralymipcs GB charity makes sure disabled athletes are best prepared to compete in the Paralympic Games. It is dedicated to supporting the individuals that will inspire more disabled people to get into sport and change public perceptions towards disability for the better.
For more information about Paralympics GB – or to make a donation - please visit the British Paralympic Association’s MyDonate webpage.