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January 2013 - Phillips supports Basingstoke Half Marathon 2013

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Phillips supports Basingstoke Half Marathon 2013

“ Phillips is proud to announce it is again providing sponsorship for the Basingstoke Half Marathon and we feel sure that the event  will be even bigger and better than last year.  We are delighted to be able to play our part again in supporting such a popular, local event and to sponsor the technical T-shirts for the race,” says Jonathan Pender, partner at Phillips, and a keen runner, who has motivated ‘Team Phillips’ to participate each year.

 “We will be putting together a strong team, raising money for charity and defending our title as Corporate team winners in 2012. Getting involved with the Destination Basingstoke Shire Half marathon is all about participating in the local community and helping to raise the profile of Basingstoke.”

Felicity Edwards at Destination Basingstoke, the race organisers, adds, “The last two years’ events were hugely successful and brought together families, business employees, athletic clubs and people of all ages who were inspired to run, volunteer or simply applaud the runner”

“It’s a great achievement to run a half marathon – especially a challenging one like this, so every runner should be proud to have participated, we hope they will relive that pride every time they put the T-shirt on, and we will be equally proud to see our race being promoted in every gym in the town and much further afield too - long after the race is over.  It is a lasting legacy of a race that is all about pride in our town.”

The Destination Basingstoke Shire Half marathon will take place on Sunday 6th October 2013, you can enter on line at


You can find out more about the half marathon at or or follow @BasingstokeHalf on Twitter or Basingstoke Half Marathon on Facebook to keep up with all the plans and partners.