On the 4th of June, a group of very committed supporters came together to run the Estate Agents’ 10k Race in aid of Housing for Women. Runners from Fine & Country, Chestertons, STR and Winkworth took on the 10K challenge to help improve the lives of vulnerable women and their children across London. Noemi Reiner, Housing for Women’s Fundraising Manager and one of the runners, said“it was fantastic running alongside so many Housing for Women supporters! I am incredibly proud that our runners have raised £6,000 and counting”. For us, this is an incredible feat and we can’t thank them enough!
Surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Regent’s Park, our supporters faced good weather conditions for their challenge on a windy but sunny day. Our fastest runner crossed the finish line at an impressive 42m21s! Whether they were experienced runners or doing a 10k for the first time, we celebrated each participant's achievement.
The race will be back again next year and we couldn’t recommend it highly enough. But don’t take our word for it, here is what some of our runners have to say:
This was my first 10k and I have to admit that it was a lot more fun than I was expecting. It was such a euphoric feeling when we had finished. Most of our team took part last year and really enjoyed it so we didn’t think twice about entering this year. I definitely recommend taking part to anyone who is curious about the event; there were participants of all standards so there wasn’t any pressure to reach a certain time unless you gave yourself a target. All of us here at the Fine & Country Foundation are so pleased to have raised over £1,000 for Housing for Women with donations still coming in.
Charlotte Schofield, Fine & Country
“We all enjoyed the race and had a very good time. Training as a team was a very nice team-bonding experience that I would love to expend to the rest of the STR team in future events. The race brought everyone closer together with very high team spirits. The runners who finished first went and helped the slower runners finish the race. The current runners are very interested in taking back next year and would love to open it to the rest of the team.”
Sophie Colvin, STR