Spearline employees will be participating in a plethora of sporting activities over the coming two weekends.
The current good weather we have experienced over the course of recent weeks has enhanced all their preparations ahead of their various sporting odysseys in their chosen disciplines.
There are four employees taking part in the Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race which Spearline are delighted to act as the headline sponsors for. This much anticipated multi-discipline adventure race takes place in and around the breathtaking beauty and picturesque environs of Skibbereen, Castletownshend, Lough Hyne.
SCAR is specifically designed to challenge the endurance levels of all athletes who will participate in this annual sporting event in this unique part of West Cork. CEO Kevin Buckley, CTO Matthew Lawlor and COO Colman McCaffrey, will take part in the intermediate section. They will begin their adventure race with a 'gentle' 4km run through 300 acres of woodlands. They will then embark on their first 11km cycle which includes the notoriously gruelling Coom Hill climb.
They will then disembark into a 7km run which takes them up Knockomagh Woods before looping back to Lough Hyne, from where they will kayak a total distance of 1km. They will then conclude their final leg of the journey with a 17km cycle which will lead them back to the spectacular Liss Ard Estate. Kevin, Matthew and Colman, have engaged in a specially tailored rigorous training programme over the past few months specifically designed to ensure they complete this challenging task.
Chicago native Jessi Shamis, who recently joined the Spearline team as a design intern, will take part in the Taster 17km route which involves a Forest Trail Run which comprises of a 4km jaunt through 300 acres of vast woodlands and a 12km cycle. Jessi, who has settled into life in Ireland seamlessly since commencing work with Spearline in America, is a natural sporting enthusiast who cannot wait to experience her first adventure race.
Spearline CFO David Limrick, will lead the Castlehaven senior footballers into county final action this Sunday afternoon when they take on Nemo Rangers in a repeat of their epic 2013 county final showdown when Castlehaven emerged narrow victors. David, who will occupy the full-back role, has played an integral role in propelling his side to their fourth county final appearance in the last five seasons. David's aerial ability, assured positional play, vast experience and calmness in possession will be greatly required to nullify the attacking threat of this much vaunted Nemo Rangers outfit. The honour of leading his local side into county final action represents a great accolade for the Union Hall native, whose leadership qualities and unflinching desire for success were quickly identified as key components by the Castlehaven coaching team.
Support Team Manager Graham McCormick, will participate in his first full Marathon when he takes part in the Dublin City Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday, October 26th. The keen athlete, who represented Skibbereen Athletics Club with great distinction in his youth, has embarked on a punishing training regime in recent months which has ensured he is in great shape as he attempts to navigate his way through the 26.2 miles required to complete the marathon.
Graham is following in very strong and illustrious athletic shoes. His grandfather, who still up to this present day runs 50 miles a week, completed a series of marathons during his distinguished athletic career. He once posted a personal best of 2.22, when he completed the Paris Marathon in the 60's. Continuing on the athletic theme and prowess so evident within the family, Graham's grandmother completed the London Marathon at the age of 65, while his aunt has also participated in a series of marathons. In the run up to the Dublin Marathon, Graham has received invaluable advice and tutelage in his training regime from his family members whose experience and athletic know-how has been greatly received by the keen athletic enthusiast.