World champ Colin Jackson sets off City’s 5k race
THOUSANDS of City workers in London are limbering up for the 2009 Great Race in the Square Mile with little more than 24 hours to go. Former 100m hurdle world record holder Colin Jackson gets the 5k dash under way at 7.15pm
THOUSANDS of City workers in London are limbering up for the 2009 Great Race in the Square Mile with little more than 24 hours to go.
Former 100m hurdle world record holder Colin Jackson gets the three-and-a-half mile 5k dash under way from The Honourable Artillery Company near Moorgate at 7.15pm (July 16).
There are 6,000 taking part in the Standard Chartered Bank Great City Race, representing 400 businesses from the worlds of finance, banking, insurance, law and the media.
Weather conditions look ideal with moderate temperatures and a dry day expected.
More lawyers are in the running than anyone else, with the legal profession having the most teams registered out of 385, followed by banking, insurance, media and accountancy.
The race supports the global campaign to end avoidable blindness, with �5 from each �25 entry fee being donated. Standard Chartered is pledging to match donations �-for-�.
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