Norwich's London marathon team

Stephen PullingerAccountants from a health-conscious Norwich-based firm have been busy getting their figures in shape for the Virgin London Marathon.Stephen Pullinger

Accountants from a health-conscious Norwich-based firm have been busy getting their figures in shape for the Virgin London Marathon.

Iain Clayton, Graham Lyon and Graham Bainger - all directors of LEES - will be running on Sunday, along with staff members Sue Clayton and Carolyn Burrage. It will be the firm's biggest entry in the 26-mile challenge and will raise money for the Mental Health Foundation.

Keeping fit has become part of office life for LEES, with running so popular that the city firm has formed its own club. Directors and staff get together for regular runs from the company's Meridian Business Park headquarters to Whitlingham Broad and back, including cross-country routes around the broad and nearby countryside.

The LEES running club includes the five London Marathon entrants, along with Hazel and Tony Brain, Wayne Buckley, Lisa Craggs and Marie Wilson.

'It's well known that having a healthy and active workforce creates a more productive and successful company, which really is 'fit for business'. Running is proving a positive and very enjoyable activity for many of us here at LEES and we are, naturally, very keen to encourage it,' said Mr Bainger, the firm's most experienced athlete with 11 London Marathons, numerous half-marathons, triathlons and an iron man triathlon under his belt.

Anyone wanting to sponsor the runners from LEES can visit the website or call 01603-307900.

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