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The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay London 2016, the 10th anniversary of the relay in the Square Mile, saw 115 teams from London’s biggest businesses take to the start line only a few hours after the running of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Shanghai.

Barclays took the honour of ‘Fastest Firm in the City’ for the sixth time, in a rapid 53:05, and donated the prize of £5,000 to their nominated charity, Richard House Children's Hospice.

Competing fiercely for first place were J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse coming in just behind Barclays in a time of 54:31 and 55:46 respectively. Individually, the fastest runner Andrew Lawrence, from Team Barclays, completed the one-mile route in an incredible time of 4:48.

Nike UK & Ireland were the inaugural winners of the Fastest Mixed Team award, with a time of 58:22 and won a team Biomechanical Analysis session courtesy of race Fitness Partner Technogym.

Who competed?
  • 1. Virgin Active
  • 2. HSBC
  • 3. Brown Shipley
  • 4. Trayport
  • 5. Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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The Course

Runners had to twist and turn their way around the one-mile route, racing towards the finish line in the Guildhall Yard before handing on the baton to their teammate.

Race Village Location

Guildhall Yard

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The Schedule

  • 5:30 pmCaptains arrive to register and collect baton
  • 6:00 pmTeam members arrive
  • 6:30 pmOfficial Technogym warm-up
  • 6:40 pmTeams ready in race pens
  • 6:45 pmRace starts. Hospitality opens
  • 8:30 pmAwards Presentation & After-Party


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