Hundreds take part in the first ever Taylor Wimpey Half Marathon

Date: Thursday 07 November 2019

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Our East Anglia team is proud to have sponsored £500 towards the annual St Eds’ Running Festival, held at Moreton Hall’s Skyliner Sports Centre in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday, 27th October. This year, the festival saw a total of 616 runners take part in four different races throughout the day, including the ‘Taylor Wimpey Half Marathon’.


The annual event, launched by HaverSports in 2014, raises money for local good causes, with this year’s beneficiary charity being Bury Town Pastors. The festival gave runners the chance to take part in either a 10k run, full marathon, Fun Run or the ‘Taylor Wimpey Half Marathon’ which saw participant, Samuel Burdett set a new course record of one hour and 16 minutes. 


Commenting on the support received from our East Anglia team, Jack Tappin, Director at HaverSports, said: “It was really great to see hundreds of runners competing and getting active in Bury St Edmunds at the St Eds’ Running Festival. The event attracted a wide range of participants from young and old to veteran runners and new beginners, all enjoying a run around the jewel in the crown of Suffolk.


“I want to say a huge thank you to all the runners, our beneficiary charity Bury Town Pastors and our sponsors, including Taylor Wimpey, who all made this event possible.”

 

Caroline Carter, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “Supporting local community events such as the St Eds’ Running Festival is really important to us at Taylor Wimpey, especially when it encourages locals to get active whilst also raising money for local charities. We’re delighted to see that the event was a huge success and we’re so proud to have sponsored the very first ‘Taylor Wimpey Half Marathon’ at the festival.”