NI: Two Arthur Cox teams to take part in airport run

NI: Two Arthur Cox teams to take part in airport run

Two teams from Arthur Cox will take part in a late-night 5k run on the runway at George Best City Airport this month.

Eight members of staff at the firm’s 90-strong Belfast office have signed up to the Grant Thornton Runway Run, which is organised by Athletics NI and takes place on Thursday 23 June.

Funds raised through the event will go to The Mary Peters Trust.

The first of the two teams is made up of two associates from the finance practice, Damian McElholm and Niall Mahon, and from the corporate and commercial practice, Cahal Carvill and James Flanagan.

Lining up in the other team are associates Emma Darragh from finance and Chris Fullerton from corporate and commercial, along with trainee Andrew Black and paralegal Conor McAleese.

David White, chair of Arthur Cox’s CSR committee, said: “The chance to take part in a 5k run on a major airport runway at 11 o’clock in the evening doesn’t arise very often, and I know that every member of both Arthur Cox teams is very much looking forward to participating.

“The event is the latest addition to Arthur Cox’s extensive CSR programme, which has assumed a very active theme recently with our tag rugby team starting their season last month and 21 members of staff commencing the Global Corporate 100 Day Challenge, which sets individuals the task of walking 10,000 steps per day for 100 days.

“The Mary Peters Trust is a very worthwhile charity which plays an important role in helping Northern Ireland’s aspiring young athletes realise their maximum potential, and we are pleased to support the Trust through our Runway Run participation.

“Knowing the individuals involved, there will no doubt be an element of competition between the two Arthur Cox teams, although I don’t think any time targets have been set as yet. We wish them both well.”

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