Sponsors Whittam Cox set marathon pace as architects run in support of Special Olympics GB Sheffield squad

Derbyshire-based Whittam Cox Architects is supporting a fundraising push by Sheffield United Football Club in aid of the Special Olympics GB Sheffield squad by running this weekend’s Yorkshire half marathon.

Setting the pace at Sunday’s event, the architecture firm’s Luke Prest will join club physiotherapists, masseurs, video analysts, kit men and accountants, as well as Jayne and David Thompson, parents of Special Olympics GB Sheffield’s Alex Thompson, to form a Blades team which will tackle the 13-mile route.

Whittam Cox is sponsoring the team, which will tackle the endurance event to support the Special Olympics GB Sheffield squad, ahead of the Games coming to the city in August, when United’s Bramall Lane stadium will host the opening ceremony.

Ashley Turner, chief executive of Whittam Cox Architects, said: “We are extremely happy to sponsor the team and help them enter the race.

“Luke Prest, who heads up our Visualisation team and a lifetime Blade, was going to be running anyway, so when the chance to run for a Sheffield United team arose it was a no-brainer.

“I ran myself last year and it’s a tough course, but it’s a fantastic cause and we’re absolutely delighted to support it.”

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