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Salford 10k Team win Business Trophy for second year running!

Sep 12, 2018

University of Salford 10k Team 2018
University of Salford 10k Team 2018

On Sunday 9 September the University of Salford 10k team were out in force to represent the University in a wave of red branded t-shirts at the UKFast City of Salford 10k. This is the second year that we have entered a team, following last years’ success when a team of 50 runners entered as part of the University’s 50th year anniversary celebrations.

This year a team of over 50 students and staff from across the University took part in the event, bringing home the Business Trophy for the second year running! The Business Trophy is awarded to the business team with the fastest time, based on their top three runners’ results. 

Working closely with the race organisers, Sports Tours International, we also provided our MCUK campus as the area for all runners to leave their bags, with over 1000 people passing through our University grounds. The Marketing team wasted no time advertising their sports injury clinics, as well as forthcoming Open Days, on the digital screens to those passing by.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Marshall said: “It was great to see such a large turnout of staff and student runners representing the University. Our involvement in the Salford 10k helps to reinforce key messages across the University, with both colleagues and students, about the importance of healthy lifestyles, team spirit and being part of a wider community. Winning the Business Trophy for fastest company is a terrific achievement, and the positive energy and dedication of those who took part amongst our fifty plus runners was great to see – well done to all involved.”

Salford 10k 2018