Business teams gather for friendly fun


About 150 runners and walkers from local businesses put on their sports shoes for a fun run and walk at the Caledonian Ground in Dunedin on Monday.
The Business House Fun Run and Walk drew teams from more than 20 businesses.
Sport Otago athletics development officer Annelies Inghelbrecht said competitors could choose from a 5km run or walk, or a 10km run.
They did a loop around the Caledonian track first before going to the roads around Logan Park, she said.
Competitors in the 5km event did the course twice and the 10km runners did it four times.
“The event went really well. [There were] smiley faces at the finish line,” Inghelbrecht said.
The fun run was a way of “getting businesses together and encouraging a healthy lifestyle for the employees and giving them the opportunity to compete against each other”.