12th June 2012, by WAA
If you’d like to congratulate the 11 good people of WAA who completed the Great Midlands Fun Run, but can’t remember who they all are, look out for the individuals displaying an unusually stiff posture at their desks and requiring assistance to stand up.
Team WAA not only survived the 8.5-mile route around Sutton Coldfield on Sunday 10th June; they all valiantly turned up for work on Monday morning. That’s what I call dedication. And conservation of holiday allowance.
Artworker Mark Degenetais, who has consistently completed the Fun Run every year since it began, was chosen to start the race by performing the countdown and sounding the dreaded air horn. Despite showers and clouds being forecast, the bad weather held off long enough to allow our team to complete the course under some June sunshine and sport their WAA-emblazoned shirts in style.
Although our classic team t-shirts may have looked a little understated next to the smurf, superhero and various fruit costumes adorned by some of the 7,000 other race participants, I’m assured that their ‘streamlined’ design is responsible for helping our runners secure some impressive race times. Chief Executive Andy Wilson recorded the fastest time for WAA, completing the course in 1 hour 12 minutes and beating his previous personal best of 1 hour 17 minutes.
Our team of runners may not have completed the race to the theme of ‘Chariots of Fire’, but they didn’t leave Sutton without tucking into a spectacular barbecue back at WAA HQ to celebrate their fantastic achievement and mark an end to months of training.
Well done Team WAA on a fantastic set of times:
- Andy Wilson 1:12
- Charlotte Lewis 1:14
- Nick Jones 1:15
- David Shaw 1:19
- Mark Degenetais 1:24
- Dan Clifford 1:25
- Joe Turner 1:28
- Lisa Reeves 1:37
- Amy Whitlock 1:53
- Sharon Whyley 1:59
- Jacqui Lennon 1:59
Good on you, all you running folk.
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