It’s time to plan your attack and get your teams ready for this year’s Westmeath’s Fittest Company. Has your company got a team of four capable of knocking reigning champions, Westmeath County Council, off their winning perch? Are you up for the challenge?
Last year the weather was smiling for Westmeath’s Fittest Company 2018! On a beautiful sunny day with clear blue skies Lilliput Adventure Centre, with the backdrop of Lough Ennell looked spectacular.
And the winners were the Cancer Support Sanctuary, LARCC! Thanks to your exceptional efforts over the last five years, this great local charity, based in Multyfarnham, has benefitted to the tune of over €60,000, with the total raised for all charities associated with this event, at an impressive €78,540! The team to raise the most last year were yet again Mr. Crumb with an astounding total of €3,687.50.
In excess of thirty teams teams, with four personnel on each, from companies throughout Westmeath competed for the title last year.
The ladies event was a straight final, pitting DPD Athlone, Mr. Crumb, Bennett Construction, Mergon International, Trend Technologies and Westmeath County Council against each other. The heartbreak of losing the 2017 final on photo finish made the mighty ladies of Trend doubly determined to win the title, and they did so in a marvellous show of team work, with all four of them approaching and crossing the finish line arm in arm in a wonderful display of team spirit.
The sun continued to shine for the open final with eight teams eyeing each other up at the start line on the shore of the lake. This competition ebbed and flowed as O’Briens Centra established an early lead, but, somewhat ominously, all four team members of Westmeath County Council were in close proximity. Mergon were never too far off the leaders and always had the strength (and experience ) to threaten. The Council never panicked however, and worked very well together and ran out fairly comfortable winners in the end.
Who’s going to take the crown for 2019? Have you got what it takes to be Westmeath’s Fittest Company?
This event has proved to be a big hit with companies all over Westmeath and is the event for you if you want to inject a little life into your workforce while promoting also promoting health and wellness. Involve your chosen charity partner and get your staff out in force to raise funds all while having fun and getting fit.
The momentum gained in the workplace is not just short term. Repeat participants know the value of this event and have reaped the benefits for months in the build up to and the aftermath of the training and the event day itself. For more information on the event check out the Maurice Looby Fitness facebook page @westmeathsfittestcompany or contact 087230801. Closing date for entries is Jan 31.