London celebrates as companies come together at JP Morgan Corporate Challenge
The scene and the spirit at the second night of racing in the 26nd annual London J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge was British at its best. Rains that have marked a wet summer — even for England — fell yet again in Battersea Park, but a capacity crowd motored on, with umbrellas and smiles popping up in equal numbers.
Some 13,000 participants from 285 companies braved, or perhaps more accurately, thrived in wet conditions, bringing totals for the two nights of racing to 26,000 entrants from 595 companies. Typical of the reactions on the damp evening were those from Aberdeen Asset Management.
The feeling was shared by the race hosts at J.P. Morgan. “I was delighted to see a great turnout for the London races in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge with nearly 600 organizations entering teams of colleagues enjoying running together and then relaxing afterwards,” said the evening’s host, Greg Guyett, CEO, for the Global Corporate Bank at J.P. Morgan. “Everyone not only keeps fit and healthy, they’re also supporting the work of Barnardo’s with vulnerable children, young people and families.”
Paolo Natali of Statoil smiles as he breaks the finish line tape in 17 minutes, 38 seconds to win the 2012 London J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge on July 12.