Belfast Telegraph

Workers join the jet set with night time airport run

By Staff Reporter

On your marks, get set, go! Grant Thornton hits the runway at Belfast City Airport for its 5K Runway Run tomorrow night.

The advisory firm hosts the nocturnal dash at 11pm .

Richard Gillan, partner in charge at Grant Thornton in Northern Ireland, said the event is part of a bid to help staff find a good work-life balance.

He said: "A widely discussed topic, the work-life balance of employees is vital to the success of any business.

"If achieved, the employee gains self-esteem, is generally happier, not only in work but also in their personal life and, ultimately, is more productive.

"The inception of the event came about earlier this year when we recognised a need to encourage friendly competition and team building among the local business community.

"We wanted to capitalise on the interest in running sparked by the local Saturday morning Park Runs, but we didn't want to just run in a park. We wanted to run somewhere that captured the imagination of local firms, and where better than the runway of Belfast City Airport, a transport hub already widely used by a large percentage of the business community?"

Updates for tomorrow's Grant Thornton Runway Run can be found on Twitter by following @GrantThorntonNI or using the official event hashtag: #GTRunwayRun

Belfast Telegraph