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See who won the Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge 2016

Congratulations to this year's winners who finished with a top time

PwC team which won the large company category of the Great Birmingham Run 2016 Business Challenge

Birmingham-based chartered accountants JW Hinks were declared Small Business category winners of the 2016 Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge, which saw Midlands companies compete for fastest-time trophies.

The Edgbaston company finished with a time of 06:49:19; the combined time of the men's team fastest four finishers.

Property experts CBRE took home the Medium Business category with their first four finishers recording a combined time of 07:25:45, while the Birmingham office of finance giants PwC won the Large Business category with a time of 06:08:32.

Companies taking back to the office a trophy for entering 12 or more employees in the challenge include Charter Court Financial Services, HSBC, Lion Picture Framing Supplies and Leicestershire-based Sigma Precision Components.

More than 300 runners from 28 teams took part in this year’s Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge, from a variety of business sectors and sizes across the Midlands.

JW Hinks Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon 2016 team

Nicola Harrold, managing director of entrants Lion Picture Framing Supplies, said: “The whole team completed the course and really enjoyed it, and we raised £2660 for BCH in the process.

“Everyone here seems to have the running bug now, looks like we’ll have a larger team for the 10K in the spring!”

David Hart, communications director for the Great Run Company, which organises the Great Birmingham Run, said: “Congratulations to JW Hinks for their fantastic performance in this year’s Great Birmingham Run, and well done to all the other teams who took part in the Business Challenge and got into the spirit of the friendly competition among the Midlands’ business community.”

Next year’s Great Birmingham Run half marathon will be held on the same day as the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon on Sunday, October 15.

Entries are also now open for the 2017 Great Birmingham 10K and Great Birmingham Run Business Challenges on April 30 - visit the Great Run website for more information and to enter all of the above races.

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