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Famous Five

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Above left to right: Michael Plested, Nathan Wright, Shelly Tricker, Kelly Maccormick and Leigh Vink.

When GA Electrical & Mechanical were approached to sponsor the annual Wallingford Thames Run, office manager Shelley Tricker decided she would try and encourage some of her colleagues to get a team together to enter the race. The intrepid five went into training just two weeks prior to the event, running and fast walking after work three times a week.

Shelly says: “I’d run 5K before but not for the best part of 10 years. Kelly was the real star as she’d never run any distance before in her life. Nathan ended up running 10K because his wife and work colleague Emily is expecting so insisted he should run another 5K on her behalf.”

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Above: Nathan Wright, still smiling, on his second time around the 5K course.

This great 5K and 10K fundraising run started and finished at Crowmarsh School, a client of GA Electrical and Mechanical. ‘Team GA’ had a target of £500 in mind to raise in aid of the John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital but were really pleased to discover that their efforts had paid dividends to the tune of £800.

“All the training and the odd wobbly moments on the day were well worth it. We’re already talking about entering again next year and working on persuading a few more work mates to join the team”.

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