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UK Property Professionals Take Part in Edinburgh 5K Race

Property professionals from throughout the UK took to the streets of Edinburgh and showed they were good sports in a 5k charity race organised by Aberdeen Asset Management.

The company’s property team staged its second 5k race in the Scottish capital earlier in the month for rugby charity Wooden Spoon which supports children.

More than 200 property sector professionals signed up for the second race to be organised by Aberdeen Asset Management’s property team, which is one of the largest investors in the UK property market.

A number of competitors wore fancy dress for the event and all runners enjoyed fantastic the fantastic scenery of the most iconic landmarks in the city, including Scottish Parliament, Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh castle.

Aberdeen Asset Management colleagues Elaine McCann and Laura Hughes organised the race for the second year in a row as part of a series of fundraising efforts for the Wooden Spoon charity which funds life changing projects throughout the UK and Ireland, supporting disabled and disadvantaged children.

Hughes commented: “The atmosphere on the day was fantastic. We had 200 registered and we were extremely lucky with the weather.

“We had surveyors, investors and consultants from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We’re delighted that the race has raised in excess of £7,000 so far, with donations still coming in, and we’d like to thank everyone for their generous support.”

The winner of the race for the second year in succession was Graham Evans, of Cushman and Wakefield, with a winning time of 18 minutes and 23 seconds.

The Cushman and Wakefield team – Graham Evans, Stuart Low, David Davidson and Ollie Barron – lifted the award for winning team for the second year in a row.

In fancy dress, the team from Addleshaw Goddard was crowned Queen of the ladies and Aberdeen Asset Management’s Nick Johnston was King.

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