Vodafone Go for Ninth Dublin City Triathlon

Vodafone is to sponsor this year’s Dublin City Triathlon for the 9th consecutive year.

As part of the partnership over 150 Vodafone employees from the company’s graduate programme, all the way to CEO Anne O’Leary have signed up for this year’s event taking part in the sprint distance or competing as part of a team in the sprint relay.

The event takes place on August 17th and Team Vodafone, who will most likely swim, run and ride under their #TeamOfUs banner will prepare under the guidance of International triathlete, Carolyn Hayes.

Recognising the importance of physical and mental wellbeing, the company is encouraging as many employees as possible to take part in the event.

Along with training advice and race day tips from Hayes over the next five weeks, employees can also avail of a bespoke triathlon training programme in the onsite Wellness Centre and gym.

“The health and wellbeing of Vodafone’s people have always been a priority, and over the last number of years, we have introduced a variety of programmes, policies and initiatives that have helped to look after Vodafone employees and their families while also empowering them to prioritise their own wellbeing,” said CEO Anne O’Leary.

“Dublin City Triathlon is one of the marquee events in the triathlon calendar and one of the friendliest for those looking to dip their toe into the world of triathlon.”

“We are delighted that over 150 Vodafone employees will be participating in this year’s Dublin City Triathlon. We hope that Carolyn’s involvement will inspire more Vodafone employees to prioritise their health and wellbeing, take up a new challenge and get involved on August 17th.”

The involvement of senior management is always a good spur to get involved. 750 of PwC’s 3,000 workforce took part in this year’s Staff relay event, sponsored by the company and led into the phoenix Park 5K relay by managing partner Feargal O’Rourke.

“I’m delighted to be involved with this year’s Dublin City Triathlon and hope that my experience and learnings as a professional triathlete will help Vodafone employees of all fitness levels prepare for the race on August 17th,” added Carolyn Hayes.

“One of the highlights of my career was winning the Sprint National Championships at the Dublin City Triathlon which helped develop me into the triathlete I am today.”

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