#InPictures: Ronan Daly Jermyn staff complete 12,000km challenge
Over 120 staff members at Ronan Daly Jermyn have completed a run or walk of over 12,000 kilometres as part of a fitness initiative at the firm.
Employees, grouped into virtual teams of eight people, logged their daily walk or run distances using smartphone apps, Fitbits, Apple Watches and Garmin.
Managing partner Richard Martin said: “It’s been great for our physical health. It’s been great for our mental health. It’s been great fun. Quite staggering to think that so many people can have so much fun, with such a sense of achievement and community, all on our own.”
The idea for the “Cannonball Run” initiative started with CIO Connie Wiseman and partner Jamie Olden, both self-confessed fitness fanatics.
Mr Wiseman said: “In an environment where people are dealing with change in everything that they now experience, physical and mental well-being become paramount to good health.
“Spending some time walking, cycling, running or doing circuits every day is the foundation stone of keeping myself grounded and enthused for work and life. Assigning even small time amounts of time to these is critically important.”
Mr Olden added: “We wanted to organise something fun, that would engage and connect our teams across our three offices in Cork, Dublin and Galway. The response to the challenge has been fantastic with employees submitting daily photos and videos of their favourite walking/running spots. We’re looking forward to planning the next challenge.”