Barclays Capital Retains Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Crown

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay

Barclays Capital beat off a host of its City rivals within London's financial district late last week to retain its hold on the annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay - the largest such relay race ever held in the UK.

The Barclays Capital team emerged victorious, beating off the competition from 96 other teams by speeding around the course in an incredible time of 47 minutes and 42 seconds.

Barclays Capital maintained their strangehold on the event ahead of long-time rivals Legal & General who were pushed into third by Macquarie Bank who finished the course in 48 minutes and 51 seconds.

Andy Greenleaf from Bank of America Merrill Lynch was the quickest individual runner, recording the fastest lap time by completing the unique 1-mile course in a staggering 4 minutes and 25 seconds.

The fourth annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay saw nearly 1,000 London City workers pound the streets over the innovative course down alleyways, up staircases, along an arcade of shops through the heart of the Square Mile.

Each team comprised of 10 competitors, each running a lap of the unique one-mile course which took the athletes through the heart of London's financial district.

The winning team received a cheque for £5,000 to their designated charity, Richard House Children's Hospice.

JefferiesAnd the Best Place to Work in the global financial markets 2018 is...

Register for HITC Business News