Only in its third year, the event this year drew its biggest crowd yet; double its inaugural staging in 2014 when 1,200 went to the start line in what was the first ever such event at an Irish airport.
Marty Morrissey entertained the athletes, shot the starting gun and then ran down the steps and onto the runway to join the 5k race. It was great night, and we would like to say well done to the crew at Shannon Airport and all the volunteers on the night.
CareerWise staff taking part in the event were Michael O’Connor, Gillian Murphy and Kathy Austin.
Left to Right: Niamh O’Connor, Kathy Austin, Michael O’Connor, Gillian Murphy and Emma Austin
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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