More Workers Pulling on Their Running Shoes

With less than a month to go before the UK’s only men’s 10k event, more Scottish businesses are supporting the Men’s Health Forum Scotland event and entering teams.

Now in its fifth year, the event, which is organized by Men’s Health Forum Scotland, hopes to attract 5,000 men and boys of all ages and abilities to the 10k in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park on Father’s Day – 20 June 2010.

Joining work teams from many of Scotland’s well-known businesses, including McVities, Slaters Menswear and Allied Bakeries, are Hillington-based e-commerce agency NSDesign Ltd.

The quartet, of Gary Ennis, Kenny Roy, Martin Sarsini and Paul Elliot, hope to raise funds for Renfrewshire Heart Appeal. The work colleagues have admitted that they plan to walk the circuit as they aren’t particularly fit, in fact only Paul is a regular runner.

Gary Enis, Managing Director, of NSDesign said:

“This is a great challenge for the team and we’re really looking forward to taking part in what is set to be great event. Although three of us have never done anything like this before, it really doesn’t matter. Whether you run or jog, every step we take helps make a difference towards improving our health.

Eva Asante, director of the Men’s Heath Forum Scotland added:

“Exercise is important to help improve your performance in the workplace. People today are living increasingly busier lives and work is a major focus for so many. It is vitally important that the right balance is struck. The current economic climate has also increased pressure to perform in our jobs, however, we can’t neglect our health and fitness either.

“The MHFS is urging men to realise that exercise, walking, jogging or running, can help performance in the workplace. It reduces stress and improves overall levels of fitness. We want to encourage workplaces throughout Scotland to help to boost morale and bring colleagues closer together by supporting employees by encouraging them to sign up to this year’s event too.”

To register for the Men’s Health Forum Scotland 10k for Men, visit   Registration is open to men aged 15 or over.

Contact: Lucy Nicolson