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Video: Grant Thornton Runway run at Belfast City Airport

By John Mulgrew

Published 27/06/2016

More than 500 runners have taken to Belfast City Airport for the second charity Grant Thornton Runway run.

Olympian Mary Peters was joined by Finance Minister Mairtin O Muilleoir during the five kilometre night race.

It featured teams of four from large and small businesses and organisations, from both the private and public sectors.

The event, which promotes teamwork through the networking event, also raised funds for this year's chosen charity, the Mary Peters Trust.

Richard Gillan, managing partner of Grant Thornton Northern Ireland, said he was "delighted with the response to the event again this year".

"Our thanks to George Best Belfast City Airport and Athletics NI for their support in organising the event, and of course to Dame Mary for starting the race.

"Congratulations to this year's winners - Danske Bank in the mixed category, Hireco in the female category and John McKee Solicitors in the male category, and to the fastest male, David Conliffe, from the Department for the Economy and fastest female, Una McConnell, from the Department for Communities."

Dame Mary Peters said: "We were delighted that Grant Thornton chose the Trust as its charity partner for this event, and extend our thanks to all those who entered and donated money."

And Finance Minister Mairtin O Muilleoir said the race had gone "from strength to strength".

"Running 5k is an achievement for any runner, but doing it at night on a runway makes it a very unique occasion. I want to thank the organisers for inviting me to take part."

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