A massive thank you to everyone who volunteered, participated or contributed in any way to making the AirconMech 5k event a huge success. We are thrilled to announce a cheque for €5,184 was presented to Friends of Wexford General Hospital towards the purchase of a MRI Scanner for our local hospital.
THE RESULTS ARE IN
A Step in the Right Direction!
Our huge thanks to Tadhg Furlong for his encouragement and words of support for the AirconMech 5K event. We are thrilled he has taken time out of his hectic training schedule for the Lions Tournament to show his support for this fundraising event for the MRI Scanner for Wexford General Hospital.
AirconMech 5K- A Step in the Right Direction. Taking part in the AirconMech Charity 5k Walk/Jog/Run is a step in the right direction and a massive “high five” to developing positive Wellbeing and Mindfulness in the workplace, the benefits of which you, your family and friends will all enjoy.
This event is part of our wellness programme promoting the importance of Wellbeing and Mindfulness and specifically with this event, the benefits exercise has on our mental and physical health. Nowadays people are juggling long commutes, high mortgages and rents, childcare commitments, ageing parents and relatives, family commitments alongside attempting to perform well in the workplace. It is then of no surprise that the employee is overwhelmed leading to negative emotional states, ranging from stress, worry, anxiety, depression and sometimes total burnout.
Unfortunately many of us do not take notice until it is too late and already our health has been compromised in some way. We often do not see the impact of the stressors in our lives until the effects are well advanced. We can blame all of those around us; our bosses, our loved ones, life in general, but the truth is that it is up to each of us to take care of “ME”.
Taking as little as 30 minutes a day to dedicate to ourselves, be it a walk, a run, a cycle, gym time or an “adventure walk” with the kids in evening to check how their day went, or a yoga class, boxing, martial arts, dance, meditation……. the options are endless.
Please take time for yourself and be mindful of those we work with every day. We encourage you to become more aware of the effects of the stressors arising specifically from the day to day working environment. Once you are aware, you are then well positioned to address those stressors before they become an issue.
Our massive thanks to Wexford Senior Hurler Lee Chin, for giving our event the thumbs up! Delighted to have his support. We look forward to a great summer of hurling, as the Championship gets underway.
Mindfulness offers the following benefits in the workplace:
- A decrease in the levels of stress, worry and anxiety.
- Increased physical, emotional and mental well-being.
- More harmonious relationships in the workplace.
- Improved decision-making abilities.
- Communicate clearly and effectively.
- Increased focus.
- Improved levels of health.
- Increased job satisfaction
- Decreases burn-out.
- Increased levels of employee engagement.
- Improved creativity and innovative thinking
- Greater self-awareness
The very best of luck with taking your step in the right direction.
Getting fit and healthy is all the sweeter when the benefits of your hard work goes to a very worthwhile cause. All of the funds raised via registration and through the generosity of our sponsors will go towards the purchase of a new MRI Scanner for Wexford General Hospital. Read more about fund raising activities for the MRI Scanner for Wexford General Hospital.
A special t-shirt to mark the event will be presented to all adults participating.
For the more energetic of you, we will have a race clock to record your PBs. We will facilitate a space at the starting line to help you achieve your result.
The who, what, when and where of the AirconMech 5K …A Step in the Right Direction, event!!
|Who?||This event is for everyone! Anyone who is interested in taking care of their own, their families or their friend’s health and wellbeing. You are invited to walk, jog or run, whichever suits you best. Bring the children and make it a family event!|
|What?||Airconmech 5K …..A Step in the Right Direction|
|When?||11am Sunday May 14th
Registration office opens at 9.30am. T-shirts and Race numbers will be available for collection from this time.
|Where:||Kilcannon Business Park, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy|
|Cost:||€10. Children under 16 are FREE|
|Route:||Starting at the Kilcannon Business Park, we will continue towards Simon Kavanagh Motors on the Old Dublin Road, turning left on to the N11. We will turn left off the N11 past Bard Clearstream and continue to the end of the road where the 5k finishes.|
|Sorry – on line registration is now closed. We are open today (Saturday 13th) between 2-4pm at AirconMech and again tomorrow at 9.30am in Kilcannon Garden Centre to register for the event and collect your t-shirt and race number.
We look forward to seeing you then!
|Parking||Ample supervised parking spaces will be available with thanks to the Enniscorthy Farmers Mart on their premises on the Old Dublin Road and Kilcannon Garden Centre, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy.|
|Registration on the day||All participants will need to collect their race number and t-shirt on the morning of the event. Registration will take place in the Kilcannon Garden Centre on the Old Dublin Road, with thanks to Ben and his team for offering the use of the wonderful facilities at the Garden Centre.|
We are very grateful to our sponsors for making this event possible and would like to sincerely thank them for their support.