A team of six intrepid runners from AST Plastic Containers took on the Run Wales Freedom challenge on 8 March 2020. The team, who are based from the company’s UK headquarters on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, also included employees from the company’s German head office who were enticed into taking part in the fun, yet challenging, event in Wales.
The new Freedom 10 and 20-mile race started at 9:00am on Sunday from the Queensway Track, Wrexham, before venturing out into Wrexham’s beautiful, yet hilly, surrounding countryside. The event was open to runners of all ability levels, with participants having the option to complete either a 10 or 20 miles circuit.
The Freedom event was organised in partnership with the Welsh Air Ambulance (WAA), with the charity set to benefit from the money raised by participants. The money will go towards supporting the WAA which each year attends around 2,500 missions, covering rural countryside, bustling towns and cities across the whole of Wales.
Matthias Hochholzer, Managing Director of AST Plastic Containers in the UK, comments: “The team was nervously excited to take part in this inaugural event and our hard work paid off with everyone finishing the race in good time. The Welsh Air Ambulance is a worthwhile cause and we all worked hard to improve our fitness and had fun supporting each other on this challenging and fun event.”
AST Plastic Containers is a leading manufacturer of high-quality plastic containers. With UK headquarters in Wrexham, the company is a market leader in the design and manufacture of plastic containers and caps for use in a range of sectors including the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The company manufacturers from six sites across Europe and distributes more than 100 million units a year to customers in more than 15 countries.
"The Welsh Air Ambulance is a worthwhile cause and we all worked hard to improve our fitness and had fun supporting each other on this challenging and fun event."
Matthias Hochholzer, Managing Director