McKesson Cork and
And so, we headed to the pier…
We knew we were ready after an arduous training schedule (25 mins in the board room with swivel chairs) when we were called to the start line at 2pm. The term ‘paddle like a girl’ springs to mind as one of the team members complained of sore arms…as we passed the start line.
We knew it would be competitive, that we would have to fight for each other for those crucial inches, & as it transpires, our speed could be measured in inches. In fact, true to Game of Thrones, by the time we arrived home, Winter was here…
Let’s be clear – we were competitive. As in, we competed against 16 other teams, AND we…
won a participation medal :). We may have been distracted by the festival like atmosphere on the boardwalk with music, food, drink, kids entertainment & plenty of support from family & friends.
The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all; everyone was on a high as we finished, & looking to immediately re-sign for next year’s challenge. No wonder this is one of Cork’s most sought after charity events! (McKesson made the decision to take a year out of the competition to hone our skills & hope to return a meaner, leaner machine, in 2018).
The best part was knowing this was all for an excellent cause.
Meitheal Mara provides training and development to those who are at risk of social exclusion, who are recovering from addiction and/or living with disabilities.
We were privileged to be part of a worthwhile event & will be first in line for registration next year. Looking forward to making the right type of waves in 2018. Thanks to Philomena and the EAC for arranging our participation.