Over €6,000 was distributed to the winning schools at the awards presentation for the Troy Studios Post Primary Fittest Schools Challenge which took place at the No.1 Pery Hotel this week. This new initiative which is part of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run focuses on secondary schools participation in the event as well as students from these schools that volunteer at the event.
Ossie Kilkenny, the Director of Troy Studios presented the winning schools with their awards. Mr. Kilkenny gave a keynote address to the large crowd in attendance and generously doubled the prize fund of the competition. The €6.000 prize fund was divided between the winning schools Coláiste Chiarain (1st Place, €3.000), Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh (1st runner-up, €2.000) and Laurel Hill Secondary School (2nd runner-up, €1.000) who proved to be the fittest schools out of the 14 schools that took part.
The post-primary students that entered this competition were awarded a point per student that either crossed the finish line (6-mile run) on May 5th, 2019 or volunteered during the weekend. All students could enter the event at a reduced price of €18. To create a fair competition base among different size schools the winning schools were placed at 1st, 2nd, 3rd, based on a % ratio of students taking part. Colaiste Chiarain had an overall participation percentage of 9.6% of their student population.
Ossie Kilkenny, Director of Troy Studios said “Troy Studios is delighted to be involved in this iconic Limerick event. The Regeneron Great Limerick Run showcases all that is great about Limerick and this event is now the envy of every other city in the country. The Troy Studios Post Primary Fittest Schools Challenge is a wonderful initiative that allows schools and post primary students an opportunity to participate in this wonderful event or to volunteer. Everyone is a winner in this model and Troy Studios are, not only delighted to be involved, but more importantly we are delighted to share in the success of this amazing event. Well done to all the schools involved.”
John Cleary, Event Director of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run commented, “The Troy Studios Post Primary Fittest Schools Challenge is a new initiative that was included in the 2019 Regeneron Great Limerick Run. We are delighted with the response from the schools to this event and a special thank you to Ossie Kilkenny of Troy Studios for sponsorship of this initiative. A prize fund of €3,000 for the three first placed schools was generously doubled by Ossie Kilkenny so an extended thanks for this. We look forward to developing this initiative further in the coming years.”
The Regeneron Great Limerick Run takes place annually on the May Bank Holiday Weekend. The event comprises of a marathon, half marathon, 6-mile, and kids run attracting almost 14.000 participants and over 35.000 spectators