This year marked the 5th year of the HOMS Solicitors Fittest Company Challenge (HOMS FCC) in association with the Bons Secours Hospital Great Limerick Run.
Aimed at encouraging social running amongst the business community, the event welcomes both seasoned runners as well as beginners. Each employee who officially finishes a race earns points per mile for their company.
Our Managing Partner Harry Fehily, commented:
“It’s fantastic to have the support of the business community with more and more companies signing up each year for some healthy competition! We were excited to launch our HOMS FCC App this year, for the first time and 2018 saw the largest number of participants ever. This event enables us to reach beyond our core clients into the business community by encouraging them to focus on a fitness programme which targets a 10k run; a good starter point for novice runners. This year our HOMS Solicitors team of runners raised funds for Temple Street University Children’s Hospital.”
Wellness at HOMS Solicitors
All our staff really got on board and supported this year’s Fittest Company Challenge in a variety of ways. Training began weeks in advance with staff engaging in lunchtime walks and runs. Crossfit classes were a huge success and helped to raise everybody’s fitness levels. There was great fun to be had at our stand at the Expo in UL, where the buzzer game and prize draw to win a giant teddy attracted all ages.
The HOMS FCC App
This year we wanted to make the HOMS Solicitors Fittest Company Challenge all about ‘spending time with those who matter most to you’ so we ran a pilot program for nine weeks up until the Great Limerick Run by developing our very own HOMS FCC App. We invited twenty other companies to take part and roll out the wellness App for their employees. The App allowed all participants from each company to log their exercise and training over a nine week period and gain points for the company on the leader board. To spice things up a bit, when people exercised with family, friends and work colleagues they could DOUBLE their points!!!
The App had a leader board, training log, countdown clock to the Great Limerick Run, weekly fitness schedules and plus exercise and nutritional tips to keep everyone in shape. We updated all participants on what was going on each week on the message board. Participants were encouraged to share pictures from their activities with us which we then uploaded to the gallery in the App. We got some great shots of participants out and about rain, hail or shine!
It was great to see people getting involved and raising their fitness levels. The challenge became very exciting with a few of the companies neck and neck in the last few days. Regeneron were declared the winners with a whopping 824.58 points.
Thank you to everyone who took part. We are looking forward to opening up the app to all companies taking part in the FCC next year!
Congratulations to the HOMS FCC 2018 winners
2. Bon Secours Hospital
2. Limerick Live 95 FM
3. Optel Vision
1. Height For Hire Limerick
2. Metis Ireland
3. LV Hogan & CO
9 Week Challenge