Harris Lamb Blog – 6th Dec
ON THE JOG.
6th December, 2010.
By Claire Wingfield, Senior Planner.
I often think how well placed Harris Lamb’s Birmingham Office is, none more so when I’m plotting the next route for a lunchtime run. With the tranquil beauty of the canals through Edgbaston and around Birmingham University or the serene atmosphere of Edgbaston Reservoir there are a myriad of routes to choose from.
After a hectic morning in the office or after an intense meeting there is nothing better than blowing the cobwebs away and getting outside. Its not an uncommon site to see various members of the Harris Lamb team out and about, our regular running crew usually consists of a member of the commercial Planning Consultancy, valuation, rating and professional departments. It’s a great forum for swapping the latest industry and market news and for venting frustrations about the current economic climate which we are all working within. If we are on a particularly hard run, its great to listen in an hear about the goings on of the other departments within Harris Lamb, it keeps me up to date on a professional level and takes my mind of how much further is left to go before the welcome relief of a hot shower and a cup of tea back in the office!
The training has paid off as well with all members of the lunchtime running crew achieving personal bests at a range of distances this year from 10K to the full marathon, alongside raising over £1,000 between us for various charities.
With the demands of a full time job, family life and the dark evenings at this time of year I think we have all found running at lunchtime to be a positive moment in our schedules, whether it’s a quick 30mins round the reservoir or a full on 5 miler along the canals the afternoon’s business is tacked with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.
I’m looking forward to maintaining the momentum of the running crew throughout 2011 and hope to inspire and persuade other members of Harris Lamb to get outside and join us so we can enjoy another year of personal best performances, raise some more money for worthy causes and keep up to date with the goings on of the commercial property world.
If you wish to discuss any aspects of commercial or residential planning stratergy, please contact Claire on 0121 455 9455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org