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Clarke Wilmott Business Challenge

The Clarke Wilmott Business Challenge is a 10K race that is held annually for the businesses around Bristol. Grant Thornton is one of the biggest participators in the event, raising hundreds of pounds for our chosen local charity: St Peter’s Hospice. This year we had a particularly strong turn out; 24 people from the Bristol office woke up early on Sunday, donned their trainers and made their way to the race start. The race was along a nice, flat stretch of road that meandered alongside the River Severn, under the Clifton Suspension bridge and then turned back to Bristol, finishing in Millennium Square. The race went very well and all the Grant Thornton teams finished in good positions. Special mention must go to Matt Varley in our Marketing department who finished the race in a blistering 37 minutes that’s an office record that will take some beating! We got special thanks from Maria at St Peter’s Hospice, who told us that our money would be going towards providing much needed palliative care for terminally ill cancer patients – a very good cause indeed. We’re already looking forward to the 2011 Bristol 10K and placing bets on who, if anyone, will be able to beat Matt’s record!