RELAY TEAMS WANTED URGENTLY.
WHY NOT ORGANISE A TEAM FROM YOUR WORKPLACE?
Now that the evenings are getting longer, our thoughts turn once more to training and new challenges for the Summer. Have you ever thought about trying out a triathlon or even a part of it? Perhaps running is your forte or even swimming or cycling. This year, the Titan Sports Bo Peep Triathlon will take place on Saturday, 19th July at Star Outdoors.
Special emphasis this year is being placed on the Relay team section. Are you up for a challenge or for getting fit? Why not get your workplace to put forward a team? There will be super Prizes , including a Star of Kenmare Cruise and Lunch in Con’s Restaurant for two adults and two children, for each member of the Winning Relay Team. (Sponsored by Star Outdoors)
SuperValu is one of the first Kenmare business to put forward a team. Their team will consist of Mary Price, Derry Murphy and Aine Kelleher. We interviewed them recently to ask them why: Question 1: Why are you undertaking this relay team challenge?
Aine (run): I am very interest in doing something different with my work colleagues on a social level and competing with other teams.
Mary Price(Swim): My boss asked me and I said I would consider it. I never swam until two years ago. I could describe it as the “adult armband typical scenario”!
Derry Murphy(cycle): I consider it a challenge. I have not done anything like it before.
Question 2: How important is teamwork?
Derry: Team work is most crucial in our business and in the wider community. Pulling together is what makes local communities work. We want to show our staff how we are more involved in what the community is doing. Supervalu’s focus is on well being and the life/work balance. Fitness and health are very important to our staff.
Aine: Crucial to work as a team.
Derry: Team work is most crucial in our business and in the wider community. Pulling together is what makes local communities work. We want to show our staff how we are more involved in what the community is doing. Supervalu’s focus is on well being and life/work balance. Fitness and health are very important part of our team.
Mary: Teamwork is very important, especially when you are trying to do something you have never done before.
Question 3: What kind of training will you undertake?
Aine: I am currently doing the Couch to 5k training and will extend it.
Derry: I am going to start cycling from my house in Eyeries to Kenmare using my bike from the cycle to work scheme.
Mary: I would like to come to the open water training sessions with the Kenmare Tri club.
Aine summed up the goals of the team for the triathlon: “ Enjoy the day and be fit enough to do it!”
*Kenmare Triathlon Club will be holding an Open Water Swimming Coaching Session with top coach Eilis Burns in May, followed by twice-weekly Open Water Club Training Sessions for members. However, if you can’t find a swimmer, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try and match you up with someone!
Entry Fee: €99 per team (€40 per entry will be donated to a Kenmare Charity). ALSO a great way to raise funds for your own favourite charity through Sponsorship.
Congratulations to Sheila O’Sullivan who raised a staggering € 4500 at the recent 24-hour turbothon held in Kenmare Icecream, Henry Street. A big thank you also to the volunteer cyclists and all who so generously contributed.
RELAY TEAMS WANTED URGENTLY.