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Standard Chartered Great City Race - 9th July 2015

THOUSANDS OF CITY WORKERS RACE THROUGH THE SQUARE MILE IN THE STANDARD CHARTERED GREAT CITY RACE 2015

The 11th Standard Chartered Great City Race took place with just under 5,000 runners from 350 companies taking part in the 5km race. This year Standard Chartered Bank’s Group CEO, Bill Winters, started the event accompanied by Paralympic Silver medallist, Libby Clegg and Olympic Gold medallist, Jonathan Edwards.

Lara Bromilow, from HSBC was the first female to cross the line with a time of 17:38. Following her first win at the Standard Chartered Great City Race, Lara said “As it is my first race win I’m delighted. I managed to find the shade around the course to make the most out of the conditions.”

Phil Wicks from Allianz, made it eight race wins at the Standard Chartered Great City in a time of 14:43. After crossing the line, Phil commented on his formidable race win, “It’s a fantastic event and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve competed here but I’m elated to have won again.”

Competitors in the 2015 race raised over US$100K for the official race beneficiary, Seeing is Believing and Standard Chartered Bank committed to match all the funds raised, doubling the impact of the runners’ contribution. The intention is to allocate the funds to the East Africa Seeing is Believing Child Eye Health programme.

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The Standard Chartered Great City Race is a unique 5km corporate running challenge which takes place around the closed off streets of the City of London.

The corporate team running event, which aims to raise funds and awareness for the official race beneficiary Seeing is Believing, will feature companies from the Accountancy, Banking, Media, Insurance and Legal sectors.

Seeing is Believing is committed to help tackle avoidable blindness across the world and this year, all funds raised through the race will be used to support the ongoing East Africa Child Eye Health programme. Standard Chartered has also promised to match £10 from each runner’s entry fee pound for pound to maximise the amount raised in 2015.

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“Every team of four who enter this year’s will provide enough funding to train 1 health worker in Primary Eye Care”