SSG Training and Consultancy conquers the Plymouth 10K with spirit and determination

Published May 15, 2023

Twenty-three enthusiastic members of the SSG Training and Consultancy team laced up their running shoes and embraced the challenge of the Plymouth 10K on Sunday, May 14th. This annual event, known for its community participation, saw SSG staff members pushing their limits, achieving personal milestones, and creating lasting memories.

Under the leadership of David Arnold, the Technology and Systems Manager, who spearheaded the initiative back in February, the SSG team embarked on individual training journeys to prepare themselves for the race. While motivations varied, with some participants aiming to beat personal bests and others content to complete the course at their own pace, every member of the team displayed a remarkable mindset and determination.

The atmosphere on race day was electrifying as the SSG team, dressed in their eye-catching turquoise t-shirts provided by local Plymouth printing business, Il Pleut, lined up together at the starting line. The weather surprised everyone with unexpected heat, but this did not deter the participants, including some brave souls who even donned superhero costumes.

Leading the pack for SSG was Gavin Parrott, who crossed the finish line with an impressive time of 48 minutes and 21 seconds, closely followed by Dave George, just a second behind. The entire team celebrated their achievements, knowing that it was not only about the race but the camaraderie and shared experience that made the event truly special.

"The journey leading up to the Plymouth 10K has been incredible, witnessing everyone's commitment to training and the excitement building up to race day," said David Arnold. "Whether our team members walked or ran, their participation was what truly mattered. Crossing that finish line was a testament to their determination and spirit. We owe a huge thank you to Il Pleut for providing us with the vibrant turquoise t-shirts that made us stand out as a united team."