SSE Ireland employees team up for the Dublin staff relay

Over 100 SSE Ireland employees ditched their suits and boots to take part in the Dublin Staff Relay in the Phoenix Park on Thursday 22nd May. Now in its fourth year, the Dublin Staff Relay is an annual team building event, in which employees from across every industry compete against each other in teams of five. 

Each team member runs 5k in the park, before handing the baton over to a colleague.

This year’s race was in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society, with money raised at the event going to the charity. In total, a massive 5,000 people took part, representing around 300 companies from the greater Dublin area.

True to form, the SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions staff gave everyone the runaround, as they once again scooped the trophy for the top SSE team.

Every year the roads of the Phoenix Park are lined with temporary tents, forming the ‘Staff Relay Village’. At the end of each leg, the runners pass through the tents to cheers from their colleagues, willing them to complete the challenging course.

SSE’s participation in the event was coordinated by the Great Place to Work and Healthy Working Lives teams, promoting staff health and wellbeing and encouraging teamwork and camaraderie.

Dermot Walsh, from the Healthy Working Lives team, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many people getting involved, either by running the race or cheering on their colleagues. The Dublin Staff Relay is a brilliant way of having fun, while building team morale and encouraging a healthy working life. There’s a fun and friendly atmosphere and it’s a chance for everyone to really let their hair down. The event fits in perfectly with SSE’s message of positive energy.”

With the Staff Relay under their belts, many of the runners will now turn their attention to the upcoming SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Series. The first event in the series, the Irish Runner 5 mile, takes place on Saturday 28th June, with the marathon itself on Monday 27th October. This month, SSE Airtricity announced its commitment to sponsoring the Dublin Marathon until 2016.

For further information on the Dublin Staff Relay, and for a full list of results, visit For more about the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Series, go to

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