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Corporate Challenge Thrives

Mark Pryor social purpose, BMNews

On Wednesday, 9 November The SR Group joined more than 8,000 entrants from over 300 companies for the 16th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in Sydney. The attendance marks the fifth year that the group of specialist recruitment consultancies have taken part.

The 5.6km race in Centennial Park was the last in the global series which captured world-class competition and camaraderie from proud employees of companies in 13 cities, in seven countries, on five continents.

For the third consecutive year in Sydney, J.P. Morgan made a donation on behalf of all Corporate Challenge entrants to the Indigenous Marathon Foundation. The foundation uses marathon running to demonstrate the incredible capacity to achieve by Indigenous Australian men and women.

The SR Group have long been participants of the race. Special mentions must be made to both Amanda Atherton, legal and compliance recruiter at Taylor Root, and Charlotte Perkins, interim and contract specialist at Frazer Jones who both have participated in the previous two races. In addition, Suzie Lawton who finished in the top ten of the 2011 race will be returning to the chagrin of her colleagues.

“I’m so proud that over 15 staff from our Sydney office have got behind the team event,” said Mark Pryor, Head of The SR Group in Australia. “I’m looking forward to seeing who amongst us crosses the finish line first next year!”

Sydney-siders hope their enthusiasm will encourage colleagues in their offices in London, Frankfurt, Singapore and New York, the Corporate Challenge’s original home, to celebrate workplace fitness through the event again next year.