22nd June 2010
For a third year in a row, Allied Vehicles staff were at the ready to take part in the North Glasgow 5k Run.
The North Glasgow Run is an annual community event which aims to promote the benefits of physical activity and a healthier lifestyle amongst local residents and encourages participation for everyone regardless of age or ability.
This year’s 5k fun run took place in Ruchill Park. Attracting over 3,000 participants on the day, this year was the biggest NG5K event to date and a superb turnout for the 5th anniversary of the event.
What makes NG5K unique is that it is open to all ages and all levels of fitness, everyone taking part together. From jogging, walking, travelling by wheelchair or pushing a child in a buggy the event lets everyone in the community to take part. Ten fighting fit members of staff from Allied Vehicles joined the ranks on Sunday, donning their running gear and making their way to the starting line.
With pre-run activities such as face painting, a bouncy castle and healthy fruit kebab stalls, both participants and spectators had some fun before the big race.
All the Allied Vehicles team made it to the finish line and, with all other participants, were awarded a medal for completion and a Tunnocks Carmel Wafer as a treat for their participation.
Karen Facenna, HR director and a member of the Allied Vehicles Dream Team, said, “There was a brilliant turnout on the day and once again it was a great success.” Other members of the Dream Team included representatives from various Allied departments, including Allied Mobility, Cab Direct and Allied Electric.
Raising money through sponsorship the Allied Dream Team raised over £100. Adding to this Allied Mobility were more that happy to sponsor the run, contributing a further £250 to the North Glasgow Healthy Living Fund.
Karen continues: “It’s wonderful to be involved in a run that includes the whole community. Our team ran well and we had a really fun day. Roll on next year!”