Head office staff at Platinum Property Partners (PPP) and tenants of Platinum Business Centre have successfully completed a five kilometre relay run forChildren in Need.

A total of 36 people, including the company's Directors, ran the distance between Bournemouth and Boscombe pier every working day in October and the final day was celebrated with the team charging into the sea in a storm.

Rain, wind or shine, the runners met each morning at 6.45am, kitted out in yellow, Pudsey Bear ears and trainers. Some days, there were as many as 13 people taking part, including children and first-timers.

When taking into account group sizes, they ran 376 miles overall or the equivalent of running from Bournemouth to Gretna Green.

During the course of the month, the charity run was documented with pictures and videos, and was even featured on BBC South Today. See the complete album here.

So far, the runners have raised in excess of £1,000 and are calling for any last minute donations ahead of tonight's television appeal. Donations can be made via their JustGiving page.

The inspiration - Team Awesome

The idea was inspired by one of PPP's Director's and extreme sports fanatic, Richard Davies, who founded a morning running club during the summer. Dubbed 'Team Awesome', Richard taught members how to find the joy in running by working at a lower heart rate and burning fat as opposed to sugar.

Wearing a heart rate monitor allowed the team to pace themselves and run consistently in the 'fun zone' for a lot longer, while maintaining cheerful conversation. This method was also used throughout the Children in Need relay run.

Team Awesome has been successfully running together three mornings a week, for three months and members were starting to find the daily 5K less challenging. Therefore, they came up with the idea to run the distance everyday throughout October for Children in Need and invite colleagues to get involved.

PPP's philosophy is to Be More, Do More, Have More and Give more and the company consistently donates to charity as well as support anyone in the network who takes part in any fundraising events. Earlier this year, members of PPP and Platinum Business Centre cycled over 874 miles for Comic Relief, simulating the journey from Lands' End to John O'Groats.

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