Company Commercial Team Compete in the Cold

The Company Commercial team at Lanyon Bowdler were active last weekend training for and competing in the various sporting passions they pursue when not in the office.

Kathryn Morgans, a trainee solicitor in the team, represented Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club on Saturday 28 January at the Midlands Counties Cross Country Championships in Nottingham. Kathryn said: “The women’s race was a national standard event and took in several muddy and hilly loops of Wollaton Hall and Deer Park. Despite being sunny it was really cold so it was good to see runners of all abilities from Shropshire and the West Midlands turning out to compete.”

Ruth James, associate solicitor, had a successful day on Sunday 29 January competing at the Stourport Head of the River race as a member of the women’s eight from Ironbridge Rowing Club. Ruth’s crew coped with the freezing conditions on the water and cruised to victory in both the morning and afternoon divisions. Ruth, who rows at number seven seat, commented: “It was difficult to keep warm sat waiting for the race to start, but rowing a 4,500 metre course soon warms you up! We were pleased with our win in the morning but were thrilled to win again in a higher category in the afternoon - a clean sweep for Ironbridge!”

Meanwhile, partner and head of the team Richard Murrall is well into a training schedule preparing for his forthcoming coast-to-coast bike ride challenge which he intends to complete in May. Richard spent Sunday out on his bike in the cold and fog covering a 32 mile training circuit through the West Midlands. He said: “I am conscious that cycling coast-to-coast in three days will be tough, so I’m very aware that there is still much work to be done.”