Whoever said software and sport don’t mix clearly hasn’t met our lot! Just weeks after completing the Three Peaks Challenge, and raising over £15,000 for the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), the UK’s leading adoption and fostering charity, 1E has announced that it will be sponsoring the Ealing Half Marathon for the second year running, which wouldn’t be fair without putting several staff through their paces too.
This year’s race will take place on Sunday 30th September in Ealing, West London, home to 1E’s global headquarters. The race will start and finish in the picturesque Lammas Park, and take in parts of Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephen’s before returning to Lammas Park.
Voted the Number One Half Marathon in the UK (The Running Awards 2014 & 2015) for the second year running, the popular race will accommodate up to 8,000 runners. 1E staff have been participants for several years now, and we’re delighted to announce the sponsorship of this fantastic local event.
The 1E Ealing half marathon team is a real mix, with keen runners taking part once again, and newcomers making their long distance début.
Dave Harding, Senior Product Manager, said, “This is my second Ealing Half Marathon. I’m really looking forward to it but I’m acutely aware that just because I’ve done it before, it doesn’t make it any easier. I’m determined to train hard and shave a few minutes off last years’ time. Just don’t quote me on that!”
Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, who will also be donning his running shoes in this year’s event added: “I founded 1E in Ealing 18 years ago, and we still have our global headquarters here. The Ealing Half Marathon is an exceptionally organised local event that brings the whole community together, promoting health and fitness, raising money for charity and shining a light on Ealing’s beautiful parks. I’m proud to be involved and looking forward to running with my team mates”.
1E empowers the world’s largest organizations to simplify and speed up the complete software lifecycle, from request to delivery, management, retirement and procurement of software. With regional offices in New York, Dublin and New Delhi, their global headquarters are in Ealing, West London. With more than 26 million licenses deployed worldwide, 1,700 organizations in more than 200 countries trust 1E to help them to work efficiently, productively and sustainably. Their customers consist of public and private sector companies, including Dell, ING, Nestlé, BNP Paribas, Ford Motor Company and the UK Department of Work and Pensions, who they have helped save more than $2.6bn through the use of their technology. For more information, please visit: https://www.1e.com