During the Advantage implementation at the IET, culminating in their go-live in August 2019, IET engineer and implementation team member Marc Green did a lot of Cider development for the project. Marc was an avid runner and tragically and unexpectedly had a heart attack and passed away in May 2020 while training for the annual Standalone 10k.
Even though she was not previously a runner (in fact, she had told Marc she was never going to run that race), Marc’s partner, Kim Pybus, an analyst at the IET, decided to train and run the Standalone 10k race in Marc’s memory.
The October 4th race was virtual this year, with small teams running in various locations. Kim and her team sported t-shirts honoring Marc and collected donations on behalf of the British Heart Foundation. Kim was able to raise nearly £4,000 (here is her donations page: JustGiving)! Kim finished the race with a time of 1:03:49. Well done, Kim!
The Standalone 10k was first held in October 1988 by the North Herts Road Runners club and is one of the biggest races and community events in the area. It has raised thousands of pounds for a host of local charities over the years.