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Irwin Mitchell Bids To Retain Half Marathon Title

Law Firm Enters Six Teams In Sheffield Race


Irwin Mitchell is aiming to retain its title at the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday, when it bids for victory at the Corporate Team Challenge for the second year running.

The law firm has entered six teams of four runners into the event this year, with the teams made up of solicitors, trainees, paralegals and support staff from their office in Sheffield.

The teams will be raising money for Cavendish Cancer Care, the Irwin Mitchell Charity Foundation’s Charity of the Year, and are hoping to surpass the £1,100 the firm raised last year.

David Goy, solicitor in the Commercial Property department at Irwin Mitchell and part of last year’s winning team, said: “Winning last year was a fantastic achievement and we hope we can successfully defend our title again this year.

“We’ve all been training really hard and unfortunately we’ve picked up a few injuries along the way, but come Sunday we’ll have six full teams and each will be raring to go.

“It certainly won’t be easy but it’s a great opportunity to raise money for an admirable charity. Hopefully we’ll be able to battle through the aches and pains to put in a good performance and add another prize to the Irwin Mitchell trophy cabinet.”

Approximately 5,500 runners are expected to compete at the event, which will also act as the Yorkshire Half Marathon Championships, and around 70 teams are expected to take part in the Corporate Challenge.

Starting and finishing at Don Valley stadium, the 13.1 mile route will take runners through the streets of the city past Bramall Lane, Ecclesall Road and the Town Hall.