At Asda we're keen to get involved in local community events, and over the Easter weekend we had a team of four runners taking part in the Boston Half Marathon and a further three members of staff who completed the Boston Fun Run.
The runners all began in Boston's historic Market Place in the shadow of the impressive St Botolph's Church - known as "Boston Stump" - and ran through the town before the 13.1 mile half marathon took to country roads visiting many local villages including Freiston and Butterwick, passing the RSPB Reserve at Freiston Shore before heading back through Fishtoft and finishing at the Boston College campus. There, they were met by the fun runners who had taken a diversion and had already completed their 3.25 mile run.
Stephen Bromby, Asda Boston's Community Champion said: "The runs are a great opportunity to promote mental and physical wellbeing in the workplace, build teamwork and raise money for local good causes while having fun."
Each colleague can now apply to the Asda Foundation for Match Funding for any money that they have raised. The Asda Foundation complements Asda's work in the area around each store and its mission is to transform communities and improve lives throughout the UK.
Congratulations to Fun Run participants: Ben Green, Paul Robinson and Bryan Richardson. A huge well done to our half marathon runners Sarah Clarke, Dianne Houghton, Matthew Goy and Stephen Bromby.