Staff get active in local 5K

Staff from Hugh Baird College got active last week and took part in the Sefton Active Workforce 5km run at Crosby Lakeside.

Established since 2007, the award winning programme 'Active Workforce' is a health and wellbeing programme specifically designed for businesses to offer their staff the opportunity to get active and healthy during working hours whilst reducing sickness absence levels in the workplace.

The 5km run is just one of many events organised for employees at participating employers in the borough to take part in.

In total, 263 runners from a wide range of organisations entered and team Hugh Baird College came tenth out of the thirty five teams who entered.

Adam Broomhead, Hugh Baird College Sport Maker, who entered the team and organises the College’s running group, said:

“I started the running group as a way of encouraging staff to stay active and get fit before, after or during the college day.”
“The group has only been restarted recently but we wanted to enter the event as a fun way for staff to represent the college and continue their interest in running.”
“The event went very well with all the staff enjoying the day. Next year we hope to enter more teams and develop the running group further.”
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