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We survived the Abbey Dash 2011!


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The aptly named Abbey Dash has been and gone again for 2011 and wow, that was a very quick run! A total of well over 8500 runners went across the start line on a cold, grey and foggy Sunday morning (20/11/11) and the three members of team Network Marketing/The Book each had a superb run, with two breaking the elusive one hour barrier and all three achieving a 10km personal best. Wippet like Emma 'Tommo' Thomson was the fastest home in just over 57 minutes, closely followed by Angie 'Mcduff' Hough at 59 minutes and a couple of minutes later TeeJay Jones finished. All that blood, sweat and tears during bi-weekly training with the Hyde Park Harriers running club in the last month, was clearly worth although there were some very tired, but happy runners at the end! Congratulations must also go to honorary members of team network, Roger Brearley who ran for the Willows Wish charity and Paul Jones.  Both ran incredibly well on the day in their first 10km. Nice running boys! Age UK has been organising this race for over 20 years, and this weekends race was as well organised and fast paced as it always is. An hour after the last person crossed the line, you'd never have known there had been a large race taking place that moring. The cleaning crews were incredibly efficient. They managed to raise over £200,000 and had a huge response from the public in support of the 'Spread the warmth' campaign. Through donations from the public, they managed to collect hundreds of coats and jackets that will help keep people warm through what promises to be a very cold winter.     Abbey Dash Pic We're all looking forward to chasing even faster finishing times next year. TeeJay Jones, Emma Thomson, Angela Hough


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Jonathan Hirst

From setting up Network Marketing in 1996 Jonathan has been a regular on the marketing scene across the North. Being heavily involved in recruitment at the outset he spends more time now meeting potential clients and helping grow the business for the team. Being split across the Leeds, Manchester and London offices gives him the opportunity to spread the gospel according to Network Marketing! And he's really not as old as this makes him sound...

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