Running for charity
18 FEBRUARY 2013
We entered a team of four to take part in Wellington’s Round the Bays race and fundraised $500 for Canteen, a charity supporting young people living with cancer.
The race took place on Sunday 17 February 2013, with more than 13,000 participants. For Fred Hills and Jeremy Ansell, Solicitors, and Alastair Espie, Law Clerk, it was their first time running the Round the Bays half-marathon.
Each team member’s results exceeded expectations, beginning with Fred crossing the finish line at 1 hour 29 minutes. Fred said the event was not only for a good cause but great for team morale and bonding; “When you’re wearing the Cullen singlet and gasping for air with 5km to go it’s incredibly encouraging to know there are three other workmates out there in the same boat, and that in the office and on the side-lines you’ve got the support of the whole firm.”
Sarah Cates, Solicitor, completed the 7km fun run in a great time of 27 minutes 57 seconds, after sustaining a knee injury during training.
More details can be found here on the team’s blog.
Team Cullen: Jeremy Ansell, Alastair Espie, Sarah Cates and Fred Hills.