Two teams entering the York Marathon

Twelve staff are taking part in this year’s Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay on 14 October.

The Cod Beck Blenders teams include people from across the business, from accounts and production to the quality department and the sales office. They will be joining forces to raise funds for the Sporting Memories Foundation, a charity which supports volunteers working with older people to tackle dementia, depression and loneliness. Already, the teams have raised £1,100 and are almost halfway towards reaching their combined target of £3,000.

The Cod Beck Lighting team comprises Emma Teasdale, Steve Meyer, Karen Ashton, Mike Robinson, June Everitt and Dave McCombe; while Cod Beck Thunder will feature Mandela Nyathi, Chris Lyons, Kate Faith, Catherine Abbott, Ian Mawston and Maruta Cesmane. The six team members will each run a leg of the marathon to cover the grueling 26.2 miles.

“I got the idea from my wife who works for another local business and was entering a team for them and, as Cod Beck Blenders is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, it seemed particularly fitting. The response from the Cod Beck crew was so positive that we ended up entering two teams,” explains Steve Meyer, managing director of Cod Beck Blenders. “We have a mix of regular runners and complete novices, so training has been fun and it’s been a great teambuilding exercise. Individually, we know that none of us could take on a marathon, but together you can do anything!

“Many thanks to everyone who has supported us in raising money for this fantastic charity. Coincidentally, I will be running the same leg as my wife, so my main aim will be to keep up with her.”

If you would like to support Cod Beck Blender’s fundraising for Sporting Memories, visit

The Sporting Memories Foundation uses archive sporting images and memorabilia to trigger long held favourite memories, providing stimulating and fun activities that promote wellbeing.

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