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Agrial Fresh Produce



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It’s a great initiative that everyone is able to participate on at all levels in the organisation. The fact it allows running or walking and it is about the miles which can be determined per person it means it is inclusive.

Murielle

Having taken part in Miles For Mind over several years, we caught up with Murielle Schurmann at Agrial Fresh UK who shared why they were keen to get their staff involved.

  • What made you want to get involved? 

I wanted to get active and start a couch to 5k program and this virtual run gave me the push to do so. Miles For Mind is also for a good cause so it gave us something to aim for and bring us together. Even though we are spread out geographically, we were able to take part as a team and bring some positivity to our workplace.

It also helped our mental health during some tough times and helped us get fitter, so there were many benefits to getting involved.

  • How did taking part in the event make you feel?? 

Taking part made us all feel good although at one point I had to stop due to covid. I enjoyed being out there when I could and it motivated me to keep up the exercise during the event - it was more difficult getting my young son outside, but it was worth it in the end!

  • How do you think it has benefitted you? 

Taking part in Miles For Mind has made me more determined to complete the couch to 5k and to get fitter. I now want to challenge myself more, maintain a positive mental attitude and keep my fitness levels up. As well as helping myself physically and mentally, I was also supporting a charity which was great.

As well as Murielle's view on the event, we heard from two Directors at Agrial:

“Accessible fitness goals for all and creating a team spirit are exactly what we’re after. Everyone can benefit, join in and have fun.  I expect the summer ones will get greater participation. Well done, and keep it up! “ from our Finance director.

“It’s a great initiative that everyone is able to participate on at all levels in the organisation. The fact it allows running or walking and it is about the miles which can be determined per person it means it is inclusive. Feedback from the Company’s CSR committee has been very positive as an employee wellbeing initiative” from our HR director.

Thanks to Murielle and the directors at Agrial Fresh Produce who took part. You can find out more about Agrial by heading to their website.

If you would like to get your company or work colleagues involved in one of our virtual events, then all you need to do is head to our Events page and you can sign up in one easy step!

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