Emery Johnson Astills Half Marathon Relay Challenge
On the 25th October 2015 the city of Leicester hosted the Leicester half and full marathon, many streets were closed or partially closed to allow a route for the runners.
A full marathon is 26.2 miles long and the half marathon is 13.1 miles long. This year, around 500 people ran the full marathon and around 2100 people ran the half marathon.
Emery Johnson Astills were pleased to be able to enter a team in the ‘corporate relay’ where teams of four each run a smaller portion of the half marathon. This event is sponsored by Cummins Solicitors who organise the relay challenge. Proceeds from the event go to LOROS Hospice which is a Leicestershire based hospice that has touched the lives of many people. LOROS provides free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their family and carers.
Emery Johnson Astills were proud to be one of this year’s 46 teams entered into the Half Marathon Relay; with Orla Slattery, solicitor, Helen Nicholson, solicitor, Rachel Diorio, trainee solicitor and Gemma Curtis, trainee solicitor all taking part. Helen Nicholson began the challenge followed by Rachel Diorio for the second leg. Gemma Curtis took over for the third leg leaving Orla Slattery to finish.
The event is well supported in the city, and the Emery Johnson Astills team were all grateful to supporters along the route who offered, encouragement, water and even the odd jelly baby.