Winnersh Triangle occupiers have swapped their desks for the outdoors and put on their trainers twice this summer to raise money for two local charities.

A total of 10 different companies based at the business park participated in two 5k fun runs/walks, organised by international telecoms firm and occupier, CenturyLink. Thanks to their sporting efforts, the participants raised £320 for Reading-based charities, Guide Dogs and Launchpad Reading.

The first event took place on July 17, with 20 employees raising a total of £100, before the second event on September 22 which saw 44 employees raise £220. Both races began at the CenturyLink offices and followed a course around the neighbouring woodland and water meadows Dinton Pastures. Afterwards participants relaxed at CenturyLink’s offices on Wharfedale Road over a barbecue organised by the occupier.

The winner of the autumn race was Richard Bookless from Aker Solutions with a time of 18 minutes 36 seconds, followed closely by Max Muyunda from CenturyLink with a time of 18 minutes 56 seconds. Emma Davis from Jacobs scooped the top raffle prize – a Garmin Vivo fitness tracker donated by Towergate Insurance.

Winnersh Triangle owner and manager, PATRIZIA UK, worked alongside CenturyLink to promote this inter-company event and would like to thank them for their fundraising efforts.  Other participating occupiers came from Guide Dogs, Harris, Manhattan Associates, Microchip, Molecular Devices, and Subsea Components.  CenturyLink will be organising a Christmas-themed Santa fun run in December. 

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