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Team ‘Easier Said Than Run’ – Liverpool Half Marathon 2024

I would like to take a moment to applaud and celebrate a remarkable group of individuals who exemplify resilience, determination, and sheer grit – members of the ‘Emerging Leaders’ peer group, who yesterday completed the Liverpool Half Marathon.

In a world where the demands of professional life often consume our time and energy, these extraordinary individuals dared to push their limits. They laced up their running shoes, embraced the miles ahead, and embarked on a journey that tested both their physical, mental and emotional endurance.

Despite facing blisters, muscle fatigue and injury – they refused to yield. With each stride, they embodied the spirit of resilience, pushing through discomfort and doubt with unwavering resolve. Their commitment to the finish line was a reflection of their unyielding determination to conquer challenges head-on.

Beyond the personal triumph of completing a half marathon, they have set an inspiring example for us all. Their willingness to step outside their comfort zones and embrace the unknown serves as a reminder that greatness lies not in the absence of obstacles but in the courage to overcome them.

Moreover, their journey highlights the invaluable lessons that can be gleaned from pushing one’s limits. Through perseverance and perseverance alone, they have not only strengthened their physical fitness but also cultivated a mindset of resilience that will undoubtedly serve them well in both their personal and professional lives.

Other members of the group also supported them by standing at the sidelines. Their presence not only bolstered the spirits of their peers but also serves as a powerful reminder of the strength found in unity and solidarity within the business community. In this simple act of support, these young managers exemplified the importance of fostering a supportive and inclusive environment, where success is celebrated collectively, and every achievement is met with applause and encouragement.

So I raise a virtual glass and toasts this exceptional group – may your resilience continue to fuel your journey to success.

If you are based in the North of England or Wales and have an Emerging Leader within your organisation that would benefit from being part of this incredible peer group – please get in touch.


This article was written by Victoria Hopkins, facilitator of the Emerging Leaders Peer Group. Victoria has a wealth of experience of running a manufacturing business, having run her own family business for many years. She is keen to share these insights with the up and coming talent in manufacturing and help them to achieve their full potential.