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UKFast to run 10k for skin cancer charity

Article date: Fri, 09 May 2008 10:10 GMT

UKFast employees train for the 10k by pushing the frontiers of personal fitnessEmployees of the award winning dedicated hosting provider UKFast are in training for the Manchester 10k run, to raise money for a skin cancer charity. Nineteen employees have embarked on a gruelling training schedule in anticipation of the event on May 18th. UKFast is aiming to raise cash well into the thousands for the malignant melanoma research fund, which is known as Factor 50 . The company is already deeply involved in the charity, having built and donated a website to the cause. Managing director, Lawrence Jones, built UKFast on a sporting ethic, promoting the belief that a healthy and active body promotes focus and drive at work. The business gets involved in many charity events throughout the year. The positive working attitude at UKFast clearly showed this month, as the dedicated server provider celebrated its fourth consecutive ISPA win. Jones said: “There are people of all abilities running, it's great to see them getting into shape. I've already seen a marked improvement in working attitudes around the office and it's for a good cause too.” The training schedule involves group running and gym exercises but to boost enthusiasm throughout the spring months, the ISP has some more interesting exercise planned. UKFast employees are encouraged to attend bootcamp events in the foothills of Mount Snowdon at the company's private training grounds. Jones stated: “We're really lucky to have purchased this property and its grounds which are inclusive of a ninety acre lake. As a company we use it for team building activities but it's great as a ‘get fit' facility.” UKFast has a history of immersing itself in sport as long term sponsors of Sales Sharks Rugby team, and in promoting up and coming athletes such as young tennis star, Naomi Broady.
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