Repeating the success of last year, Nathan James Dodd is pleased to report that Gardensite.co.uk has again been voted as having the 'Best Online Garden Retail Buying Team' at Glee 16, the UK's most important Garden and Leisure Industry show.
With only a few months' training under her belt, GardenSite's own Flori Bosnigeanu took part in this year's Great Birmingham Run, raising over £500 for the city's Children's Hospital.
As Robert Hall's PA she's used to running around but this was Flori's first half marathon, and she didn't disappoint by finishing in an impressive time of under three hours.
After deciding to enter the race, Flori joined the Boldmere Bullets running club and from a standing start began to build up her stamina by running three times a week in Sutton Park.
Her longest run before the big day was eight miles, this was her first competitive race and she couldn't have chosen a much larger one.
Nearly 20,000 runners started the race from near Aston University and then snaked their way through the city to the finish on Broad Street.
Sponsored by family, friends and GardenSite, Flori managed to keep running the whole distance, sustained by the regular drink stations, and came home in a time of 2hrs 59min 20secs.
Pleased with her performance, Flori's hoping to keep on running but only after her feet have healed and muscles recovered.
She said 'I'm really pleased that I completed the thirteen miles, I hope to be back next year but I need to recover from this year's race first!'
'Thanks to everyone who sponsored me including my colleagues at GardenSite, it's been a privilege to raise so much money for the Children's Hospital.'
If you would like to donate you can do on the Just Giving Page.
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