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Go Krishna!

Baker Hughes 10k- Aberdeen's biggest running event has just completed its 30th year, with more than 3,000 entrants running through the streets. Amongst them was our colleague Krishna, R&D Engineer during the day and keen runner in his spare time. Here is what he had to say about his experience:

‘About 2 months before the Baker 10K was due to start, I signed up with a new goal in mind: I wanted to beat my old personal best of 56 minutes. While doing it I also wanted to raise money for a local charity. This way I would always be driven to practice and finish the event and help the community in a small way. Aberdeen Cyrenians do great work in helping homeless people and in providing counselling and support to those facing domestic violence. I have previously seen their work and so decided to run on their behalf and raise money for them. Thanks to everyone’s support, we exceeded the target and raised over £100 from small donations made by my colleagues at Rubberatkins. The charity raised over £1000 from this event alone.

I completed the race in about 54 minutes but in my mind I was really aiming for 50. I aim to break the 50 minute barrier next year.  All the practice for the event helped me get fit and enjoy the Aberdeen’s weather-which has been great overall this year! I also got to see some beautiful areas while running at the Bridge of Don and nearby areas which I wouldn’t have otherwise. I have also realised how much time there is after work to do extracurricular activities so I am now spending less time in front of the TV and more outside. I organise badminton every week on Monday evenings for our company and anyone interested is welcome to join us. We meet at the Club just around the corner from work so no excuses guys!’

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