AA Thornton takes part in 2019 Standard Chartered City Race

Nine years running…

On Tuesday 16th July, a team of willing and enthusiastic runners from AA Thornton took part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race.


This is an annual 5km road race around closed off streets of the City of London which this year had a record 5,592 participants all helping to raise money for Futuremakers, a global initiative to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion for young people in a number of global communities.


AA Thornton have taken part every year for the last 9 years.  $100 million has been raised, 176 million people have been reached.  Here is this years’ triumphant post-race picture and some stats for those, like me, that like lists…


Team 2019:

Left to right: Rebecca Brenton, Hannah Bettles, Michael Dawson, Mike Jennings, Alex Bone, Chris Burnett, Stuart Greenwood


Not pictured: Adrian Bennett, Marianne Privett



In numbers…

176m                    people impacted

$100m                  raised

1.4m                     pairs of spectacles dispensed

530,000                metres run by AAT employees

330,000                health workers trained

34,662                  calories burnt

106                       race finishes

46hrs 49m 18s     time spent running

38                        different employees have taken part

24th                      position out of 184 legal teams – our best ever result

18m 45s               the fastest time recorded by an AAT employee

9                          consecutive years run

1                          medal at the end of it all

Category: News | Author: Adrian Bennett, Alex Bone, Mike Jennings, Marianne Privett | Published: | Read more