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200 Mile Challenge: Richard Baille-Gray

Posted by: Emma Upton
16/07/20

This month members of the WRS Running club are collectively running 200 miles to raise money for Forever Manchester. Throughout July we will be sitting down with members of the running club to get an insight into why they’ve taken up the challenge, what motivates them and to find out a little more about them.

Name: Richard Baillie-Gray

Role: Contractor Care Manager 

Tell us a bit about yourself: 
I have been working at WRS for nearly 4 years but it does not feel that long at all! I started as a Trainee Recruitment consultant for the UK Trades & Labour construction team and progressed through to a Recruitment Consultant level. In late 2018 I moved across to work on the Oil & Gas division, where I have been working ever since! It is a varied and challenging role which I enjoy - 2 days are never the same!

Why do you run? 
At the moment I am working from home and it is nice to go for a run after a work. I find that it clears my mind and give me a break from staying inside all day!
Running is not only a good form of cardio exercise but It is also a good challenge, not only physically but mentally as well. When you feel that you cant keep going or are struggling, you will always find the strength to keep going (or it’s a long walk home!). 
The more I have been running the harder the challenges / targets I can set, at the moment I am running 10km (twice a week) my goal is to run 10km in under 45 minutes, then to start running further distances.

If you'd like to donate and support the WRS Running club please visit our Just Giving page.

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