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by On Feb 17, 2016
Singapore’s 13th J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge

Who are the fastest runners in the Singapore Corporate World? A report released by J.P.Morgan shows that professionals working within the legal sector have completed the 5.6km J.P.Morgan’s Corporate Challenge, with the fastest time over the past three years.

The law community averaged 39 minutes and 11 seconds, ahead of the civil service and advertising and public relations professionals who take second and third place, with times of 39 minutes 56 seconds and 40 minutes 4 seconds respectively.

Singapore’s 13th J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge

The bottom placing goes to the participants representing hotels and restaurants and those from the non-profit sector who have probably spent more time admiring the spectacular backdrop of Singapore’s Central Business District.

Take a look at the ranking table below.

J.P.Morgan’s Corporate Challenge Result Table

*Ranking Industry Average Time (2013-2015)
1 Legal 0:39:11
2 Government 0:39:56
3 Advertising/Public Relations 0:40:04
4 Transportation/Railroad 0:40:08
5 Aerospace 0:40:21
6 Media 0:40:32
7 Banking/Finance/Investments 0:40:38
8 Rubber and Plastic Products 0:41:16
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31 Non-profit 0:47:15

Most Improved Industry

The most improved accolade goes to the publishing industry which has the most improved time over the past three years. Its average race time has decreased by an impressive 11 minutes and 37 seconds.

The tobacco, beverages and foods sector posted the second most improved average times, slimming their average finishing time by 5 minutes and 40 seconds between 2013 and 2015.

Although the legal sector may be topping the race tables, they have in fact seen a significant decline in their overall timing in recent years, slowing by 1 minute and 12 seconds. Same goes for the Civil service which has also lost on average 35 seconds over the last three years. If the trend remains, we could see some significant changes at the top of the race table.

Which Age Groups are The Fastest?

In terms of age groups, the 40-49 year old age group is the fastest for all male runners, with women in their twenties spearheading in the female age categories.

The male participants in their forties have improved their timing by 16 seconds on average since 2013 and clocked an average time of 37 minutes and 59 seconds - seven seconds faster than the average time for men in their twenties.

Singapore’s 13th J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge

However the average time for female participants aged 20 to 29 was 45 minutes 29 seconds, getting progressively slower in their thirties, forties and fifties, running 5.6km in an average of 46 minutes and 6 seconds, 46 minutes and 45 seconds, and 48 minutes and 23 seconds respectively.

The Singapore’s 13th J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge

The J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge is a yearly series that united companies and employees from various industries in 13 cities in 7 countries on 5 continents to participate in a 5.6km race course.

Singapore’s 13th J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge opens its general registration yesterday, 16 February 2016. The race will be held on Thursday, 28 April, 2016, with the starting line at the Esplanade Bridge and the finishing line at the F1 Pit Lanes.

Last year's 2015 edition saw a total of 292 companies with 14,232 participants starting the race.

Every employee of your company can participate in the 2016 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. They will however need to form a company team to compete. Each team may have an unlimited number of registered participants.

*The results are tabulated based on personal information, including age, sex and occupation, provided by participants of the J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge, Singapore from 2013 to 2015.

Nathaniel is a disciplined casual runner and a lover of bananas. As a columnist for RunSociety, he is always on the lookout for exciting and controversial topics that touch the heart of the running community in Singapore, often adding in his funny observations. He has embarked on a mission to start a world class running group in Asia.

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