A large contingent of EMR staff hit the pavements around Dublin city quays yesterday evening, in support of this year’s Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge (GT5K 2017).  Joining more than 5,000 runners from up and down the country, the team competed for the second year running on a 5K circuit at Dublin’s Docklands.

Ciaran Quinn finished the best of the EMR team, completing the circuit in a fantastic time of 17 mins 25 secs, to finish in 60th position, beating his performance in last year’s event.  Deirdre Shanley did the best of the ladies with a great time of 26 mins 10 secs.

Commenting on the event, Mark Quinn, managing director with EMR said:

“The GT5K has become an annual event in the EMR calendar and once again this year, we had great fun participating.  The event really fosters a sense of camaraderie among staff while also supporting a very worthwhile charity, with the ‘Make a Wish’ foundation.  We already have next year’s pencilled in.”

The Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge, run in association with Athletics Ireland, is aimed at encouraging social running amongst the business community in Dublin and Cork.  Proceeds from the race are channelled into Athletics Ireland’s Junior High Performance programme and 10% of each entry fee was donated to the ‘Make a Wish’ foundation

Full results from the event can be found here.