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Local organisation sets the pace for a healthy active workforce


Local organisation Chevron took the top spot in the 2017 Corporate Team Challenge at the popular Granite City road race, which took place in May.

This year saw 52 corporate teams sign up to take on the 10K challenge, now in its 30th year, with Chevron’s team of 12 runners scooping first place.

Alongside the prestigious trophy, Aberdeen’s Transition Extreme donated an ‘Adrenaline Rush Experience’ to the winning team, including climbing, high ropes and riding the skate park.

Commenting, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Business Development Jill Franks said:

“Congratulations to Chevron for taking the top spot in the 2017 Corporate Team Challenge for the Baker Hughes 10k running festival.

“Support from businesses makes a massive difference to the race and to the charities who benefit. Chevron were deserving winners with the fastest three runners bringing forward an impressive time.

“On behalf of the organisers I would like to offer my congratulations to the team, who we hope will return to the starting line next year. Sport Aberdeen is proud to offer a range of ways to encourage a healthy active workforce, which we know drives the engine of our economy.” 

Sarah McConachie, Facilities Engineer from Chevron and an active participant in the challenge said:

“The Chevron team were delighted to take part and win the 2017 Corporate Team Challenge.

“The event was not only a great opportunity to build team spirit and create a sense of healthy competition, but it also gave us a chance to raise funds for Inspire, a local charity who provide a wide range of services for people with learning disabilities and additional support needs throughout the North-east of Scotland. 

“The Chevron team really enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back to defend their title next year.”

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