The team that was established in 2022 has seen the community and thirst for both road running and trail running in Ireland grow rapidly over the last 12 months. Members have raced in short and long format road and trail races locally in Ireland and overseas, most recently in Amsterdam along with the wider global InnerFight community.
The effort of team members were recognised with bespoke awards pieces, custom made by a key member of the Irish community, Brain. In similar fashion as is done at InnerFight endurance in Dubai members were recognised for: Runner of the year, Rookie of the year, Community award and the ultimate "No Weakness" award.
Congratulations to the respective winners of the awards:
Runner of the year - Sarah Clarke
The Rookie of the year - Olly James
Community award - Brian Tyrrell
No Weakness award - Dealga McAree
In this short period of just over 12 months Coach Simon has built a fun and inspiring community that more than understand hard work, which the members are proud to be a part of. Their commitment to community sessions, personalised programs and races around the world this year has set a rock solid foundation for things to come.
The event was hosted at the Happy Pear which has been a great support to InnerFight Endurance Ireland since it's inception. The energy in the room on the evening of the awards really underpins what this brand is all about and presenting the awards was clearly a very proud and moving moment for Simon.
As the night came to a close, Hannah surprised the team with a poem she had written.
A Google review was the task at hand
but as I sat down to write, I thought how will they ever understand
This group is so encouraging and oh so merry
weather its your first 5k or 200 in Kerry
If you are doing the park run, the eco an Ultra or more
There really isnt much this team can’t endure
At start lines and finishes at tempo and track
You can always be sure, We’ll be having the crack!
The crew are amazing and that’s easy to say
but what about our Coach I could go on all day
He is more than a coach and even a friend
What he has done for us all he will never comprehend
He has knowledge and courage and more grit than most
but I can guarantee he will never be the type to boast
so I am honoured to stand here and share some kind words
about Simon our Run coach and all he deserves
A Few years ago he was out for a run
and though of an idea he thought could be fun
He raced home to Ele and jot some things down
Little did he know it would be the talk of the town
It started from there and has never looked back
always learning and growing while leading this pack
I can speak for us all as I thank you tonight
We are so bloody proud be part of InnerFight
So here is to the future we know will be bright
More training smiles and races at Ireland's InnerFight.
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