Over 200 professionals from across the property and construction sectors raced to end youth homelessness at the first LandAid Midlands 10K in Longbridge, sponsored by St. Modwen.
Competition was fierce as runners raced to set records for the industry’s newest 10K. The course took them from the race village in the town centre, past the MG Factory up to two laps of Cofton Park, then back in to the town centre for the final stretch.
In the men’s race Robert Dowse of Pinsent Masons crossed the line first in 40:49 minutes, closely followed by women’s winner Abby Halcarz of Opus Land in a time of 42:00.8.
St. Modwen’s own Jonathan Green won the men’s over 45 race with a time of 42:30.5, whist Kathy Toon of Shoosmiths took the title for the women’s over 45 race in 51:34.9. The fastest team was awarded to Catesby Estates.
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the industry, LandAid has already raised £25,000 from the race, which was hosted and sponsored by St. Modwen Properties in and around Longbridge town centre. LandAid will use all donations from this year’s LandAid Midlands 10K to help fund local charity St Basils to convert an empty property into a home for 18 young people at risk of homelessness