Running has been a big part of my life over many years. Before the pandemic forced us into restrictions here in Melbourne, Australia I was lucky enough to have competed in a number of running events ranging from 15 to 56km distances, achieving a few podium finishes along the way. With restrictions due to COVID-19 there has been some interesting running challenges that have emerged to fit in with recent restrictions. I accepted a dare to run a 50-kilometres around my house (some 407 laps) and completed it in seven hours, back in March!
Needless to say, I joined Aliaxis Athletes Club after reading about it. It seemed like a great way to connect with the broader Aliaxis community and find out who shares my competitive edge. Plus, the club can work as a platform to promote our commitment to care value, especially in the context of the challenge we took part in to raise money for the Aliaxis Solidarity Fund.
Prior to the Aliaxis Athletes Club Challenge, our Vinidex site in Notting Hill ran a number of initiatives around our commitment to care value, including raising money and donating household items to organisations like the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Foodbank. Later, when I heard about the Aliaxis Solidarity Fund it really resonated with me. The Aliaxis Athletes Club coming together in support of the fund gave me an opportunity to raise awareness and get involved.
I am proud to be a part of a global group that is helping others through one of the most difficult times we have ever seen. Moreover, being part of the Aliaxis Athletes Club is really motivating – people are pushing boundaries and sharing personal victories from all over the world, which inspires me to do the same.
I believe that our commitment to care value is at the forefront of many things we do as a business, and I can definitely relate to it as a person, employee and athlete.
It’s a value that we can bring to life in support of the environment, education and our local communities. Since joining the Aliaxis Athletes Club Challenge I’m thrilled to have been able to uphold our commitment to care by running over 300 kilometres alongside global work peers.