Winter run is a simple affair
Dentists and dental staff take part in Edinburgh run to raise money for mental health charity
Five members of the Clyde Munro Dental Group were among 3,000 runners taking part in the Simplyhealth Great Winter Run in Edinburgh recently.
Simplyhealth rebranded from Denplan in February last year and this event marks the second year it has been the main sponsor of the 5k run. Roman Abdin, the company’s CEO, announced mental health charity MIND as Simplyhealth’s charity partner for 2018, with all money raised during the Edinburgh event and those taking place throughout the UK going to the organisation.
The 5k was followed by the Simplyhealth Junior Great Winter Run, and the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh International Xcountry. Runners were set on their way by Scottish running legend Liz McColgan, before heading up Arthur’s Seat and passing Dunsapie Loch. They then crossed the finish line near to the Palace of Holyroodhouse on their return to Queen’s Drive.
Clyde Munro director Clive Schmulian was joined on the run by clinical director Stuart Davidson, director of clinical strategy Isabel Diamond, area manager Stephanie Watt and integration manager Jodi Wallace.
Jodi said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the run, the scenery was beautiful, the pipers and spectators were very motivational when running up Arthur’s Seat.
“Every now and then you would hear someone shout your name and it gave you that little push to keep going. A little boy at the start was holding a poster saying ‘it’s only a little hill they said’ and that made me laugh.”
Stuart Gunn, Simplyhealth’s key client consultant for Scotland, said: “I ran the 5k race with my two colleagues John McAviney and Alan Tumilson along with 22 of our dental clients from across Scotland. While it was a typical Scottish January morning temperature wise, everyone turned up eager to take part and this created a great atmosphere throughout the race.
“I’ll confess I don’t run regularly but the day has encouraged me to start training for future events and I know our clients really enjoyed taking part. I’d encourage anyone to get involved in our millions moving campaign by entering one of the Great Run events as it’s a truly fun challenge from the start to finish line.”