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Grant Thornton Runway Run draws record turn out

Richard Gillan, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton in Northern Ireland, Gail McKee of charity partner Make-A-Wish Foundation and event ambassador Chris Henry, Ulster Rugby star, join runners at the starting line at last night’s Grant Thornton Runway Run at Belfast City Airport 

The hugely-popular Grant Thornton Runway Run attracted a record number of runners as 600 local businessmen and women took part in the 5k run on the tarmac of George Best Belfast City Airport.

Teams of four from organisations across a wide range of sectors came together last Thursday for the third year of the leading business advisory firm’s event.

Hireco TL won the women’s category for the third year and Danske Bank also completed a hat-trick in the mixed category, with Camlin Group claiming the men’s prize.

Having supported the Mary Peters Trust and Belfast City Airport’s Community Fund in previous years, the Make-A-Wish Foundation was Grant Thornton’s charity partner for this year’s event.

The hugely-popular Grant Thornton Runway Run attracted a record number of runners as 600 local businessmen and women took part in the 5k run on the tarmac of Belfast City Airport 

Richard Gillan, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton in Northern Ireland, said: “Despite an increase in the number of available spaces, the event “sold out” in record time, highlighting just how popular the event has become in a short period of time.

“From legal and financial firms, to manufacturing companies and public sector organisations, the Grant Thornton Runway Run provides an ideal platform for a large number of businesses across Northern Ireland to network in the unique atmosphere generated at the airport."

The record entry 600 local businessmen and women who took part in the 5k Grant Thornton Runway Run at Belfast City Airport were put through their paces by Fitness Freddy ahead of the event 

The Runway Run was officially started this year by Ulster rugby star Chris Henry, who was there on the night to encourage runners, while Cool FM presenter Pete Snodden was in the terminal to help runners warm-up for the event.

For full results from the event, visit myrunresults.com.

The record entry 600 local businessmen and women who took part in the 5k Grant Thornton Runway Run at Belfast City Airport were put through their paces by Fitness Freddy ahead of the event 

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