At Datum Electronics Ltd, we believe in supporting our staff by encouraging them to get involved with exercise, as we appreciate the physical and mental benefits. Since their first event in June 2018, the Datum running team members have been growing in number.
The club was started by Jill Colvin from our Engineering team and Penny Downer Sales Executive, others have joined including Mila Iakubenko from Marketing and Ric Rhind, Datum’s Senior Mechanical Designer.
The latest recruit to join the ranks is Lucy Bryan from our Administration Team, who we are proud to announce, has successfully completed her Couch to 5k challenge and is now working towards the 10k distance.
At 2019’s Isle of Wight Festival of Running, Jill and Lucy competed in the 5k with Ric and Penny, competing in the 10k, alongside many other friends and enthusiasts. On the hottest day of the year so far, the team all clocked up great times, especially Ric, who impressively beat a huge field of highly accomplished UK Athletics affiliated runners, to come 19th overall. Well done, Ric!
Next up, the team will be joined by Mila to run the Osborne House Mountbatten Hospice 5k & 10k runs in July and are eyeing up a variety of other events later in the year.
Since earning her UKA Coach License as a Run Leader and undertaking her first Half Marathon in Southampton, Penny is now encouraging other members of staff to take up running and will be supporting the team in any and all challenges may be undertaking.
We at Datum Electronics Ltd are fully supportive of our staffs’ efforts, well done!