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Mar 19

Team Tracesmart @ Miles for Missing People 2012

Posted on Monday 19th March 2012

The Miles for Missing People 2012 charity run was held in Regent’s Park recently and our team from Tracesmart (Peopletracer's parent company) were there for the second year running to support the event and to raise vital funds for Missing People, Peopletracer's charity of choice.

The charity provides a lifeline for missing people in the UK and supports their families, friends and loved ones. Well done and a big thank you to our team for their running and sponsorship commitments and also to Toby Crook, our Information Security Officer for his diary contribution of the day…

Saturday 17th March

5.30am – The team meet at Cardiff HQ.

9.30am – Weather not great, drizzly and cold, we arrive at Regent's Park, and head over to the tents to collect our Missing People T-shirts, race numbers, and electronic tags (to track our race times). To warm everyone’s spirits, the Rock Choir are in full flow…

10.15am – 15 minutes before the race starts, 700 of us begin our race warm-up. The competitive tension between two of our staff, Neil and Mark is really beginning to show!

10.30am – and we’re off! And it’s 3 x 3.3 mile laps round Regent's Park!

12pm – We make it!! Everyone from Team Tracesmart has made it round in various times, and for those of you sat on the edge of your seat for the main result – Mark managed to beat Neil by a cool 38 seconds… A quick mingle in one of the tents, a couple of pictures and loads of cakes are being dished out, and we’re ready to dry ourselves off.

1pm – We’re back in the nice warm bus ready to head back to Cardiff. After a quick stop for some food on the way home, we’re back at HQ by 5pm.

Even though most of us don’t have much personal experience in Missing People’s everyday work, judging by some of the people there, it’s clear to see how they help families of loved ones that are missing. All in all, we’ve raised almost £1,300 for the charity, so many thanks to everyone. People may not have any personal experience of the charity, however you can be assured that the money raised is going to an extremely worthwhile cause. We'll be back next year and we hope to beat the total next year.

Thanks everyone! – Toby.

...if you would like join in with the fundraising, it's not too late to visit our donations page: http://www.justgiving.com/Team-Tracesmart