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Perspective (West) Ltd runs in the Brynkinalt Running Festival


12th May 2023


Charity, Economy, General News, Perspective News

Perspective (West) Ltd has raised over £25k since 2015 for local charities and they show no signs of stopping!

Administers Esther De Zeeuw, Shylah Bailey, Marie Teleki and Trainee Paraplanner Oliver Davis took part in Brynkinalt Running Festival.

The festival offers runners the chance to run 5k and 10k in the amazing surroundings of the Brynkinalt Estate, bringing together an active community of people from all ages.

A group of people with their medals

They ran to raise awareness for the Movement Centre, a local charity based in Gobowen who provide life changing physiotherapy for children who have Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other movement disabilities. The team also recently had a Charity Quiz in aid of them – which raised £1,033.10 – and they have a Sports Day lined up for May which they are currently fundraising for.

Between all members of the office, they aim to achieve 150 miles collectively through various methods such as running, cycling, walking and rowing. Their three financial planners, Julian, Louise and Olivia are currently locked in battle to see who can raise the most money, and the person with the least amount of sponsorship will end up in the stocks with some wet sponges coming their way!

But back to the run….Marie kindly gives us a full report of the day.

“We all ran in the 10km race (6.2 miles) in the end; Shylah originally signed up to do the 5km

Two people running

but there was some confusion upon arrival and she’d been put down to run the longer distance. Although apprehensive, Shylah went along with this and I think I speak for everyone when I say she did us proud, completing double the distance and smiling the whole time.

We ran the race mainly to raise awareness for The Movement Centre. Adrenaline Sporting Events who organised Brynkinalt are their Charity Partner and thus
donate entry fees and anything raised on the day straight to the Movement Centre.

The festival itself was fantastic, taking place in the usually closed to the public Brynkinalt Estate the route itself was a mix of footpaths and grassed areas – with plenty of undulations, breath-taking views and a lot of mud – we all definitely needed showers once we were home!

Oli came in 61st place, with a time of 61.26, and then came Esther who finished in 64th place with a time of 61.57! Shylah and I finished in 137th and 138th respectively with a time of 83.22, out of 174 runners overall.

A lot of people running

Both Esther and I run regularly but Oli and Shylah were both out of practice, having not run regularly for quite some time – although, you can’t tell this with Oli coming first out of the four of us and Shylah running practically the entire distance, some of the hills really did seem more like mountains and they were a good chance to take a small breather.

Armed with our medals we all felt a wonderful sense of achievement (and relief) at having finished the run! Although, the following day some of us felt a few aches and I’m sure we all eyed up our office stairlift to take our weary bones upstairs rather than facing the stairs. Our aches were all positive aches though, if ever they can be, and every twinge was a reminder of how much we had achieved.

Yes – we would all do it again! We’re already eyeing up the Oswestry 10k that will take place in October as another event to participate in and we’re all excited for the aforementioned Sports Day in May!”

We’d love to see Perspective (West) Ltd get the recognition they deserve this year in the JustGiving Awards 2023. Since 2015 their commitment and dedication has helped raised over 25k for their local charities.

To show your appreciation please click here and enter ‘
fundraising/perspective-west1′ and write some kind words to nominate them.