The Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors Fittest Company Challenge winners have been announced with Eircom, Firecrest Clinical, AMCS Group and Feale Fit topping the polls of over 110 companies who took on the Challenge.
The slogan of the event, which formed part of the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run was “Run, Walk, Crawl- Every Point Counts!” and is primarily aimed at companies to develop and encourage healthy lifestyle strategies for employees. Points are awarded for each employee who finishes any event in the Great Limerick Run and race times are not taken into account. The companies who encourages the most of their staff to take part, wins.
Harry Fehily, Managing Partner at HOMS said
“We are delighted with the reaction to the Fittest Company Challenge; to have 900 people taking part in the event in its first year, is an unbelievable response and is testament to the high regard that people have for the Great Limerick Run event”.
The partners at HOMS Solicitors were out to impress with Robert Bourke finishing the 6 mile event in 41 minutes followed by Donal Creaton, Harry Fehily and Robert Kennedy.
In the large company section, Eircom battled it out with Analog but overcame their rivals with 98 employees completing the Challenge compared to Analog’s 82. Northern Trust were in third place with 38 employees crossing the finish line.
The medium company category was hotly contested between Firecrest who had 50 participants and the event sponsor’s, HOMS Solicitors. Firecrest emerged victorious by just 9 employees. Barrington’s Hospital followed close behind in third place with 31 participants.
AMCS Group led the small company category with 20 participants followed by Copytype Ireland with 12 and QAD Ireland with 11. The micro companies (companies with under 10 employees) Feale Fit from Abbeyfeale were victorious with BlueChief Solutions and Autoexpress.ie taking second and third place respectively.