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Chamber 5k Team Challenge A Success September 22, 2008

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Former Big Brother winner Craig Phillips was on hand to give starters orders this Sunday at the Chamber of Commerce 5k Team Challenge.

The sound of over 1,500 feet pounding through the city centre was heard as competitors from across Liverpool’s business community competed to be the fastest team on Merseyside.

The race was run in teams of 4, with the winning team being the one with the lowest group time. Individual runners also competed. The team from Dress Sense placed first overall with the lowest aggregate time of 74.47 minutes. Over 200 teams were competing on the day.

The course of the race wound from the Three Graces at the Pier Head, out to the Stanley Dock and back. The sun was out to greet the runners on an unusually warm September Sunday morning.

Large crowds gathered at the start and finish line on Brunswick Street, in-between the Cunard building and the Port of Liverpool Authority building.

The Chamber of Commerce 5k Team Challenge was previously known as the Corporate Cup. The Corporate Cup was moved out to Croxteth Park for a number of years due to the Big Dig, and declined in popularity as a result. With backing from the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, the event has been returned to the city centre and saw a massive increase in numbers taking part. The event is hoped to return to being a regular feature on the running calendar within the city.

The individual winner was Nathan Vengdasalam in the men’s with a time of 16:55. Nathan was running in the Olympic Scaffold team. Kelly Sutton placed individual first in the women’s with a time of 19:10. Kelly was running for Deloitte’s number 1 team. Both runners received a £50 prize for placing top of the field.

For more information and to look up all of the results, visit www.runliverpool.org.uk

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