December 2023 Sportsworld Running Club celebrated 40 years as a running club. We had some of the original members of the club as well as brand members celebrating being part of Sportsworld at the Hilton Hotel in Dublin.
Mick Dowling, Club President, welcomed members to the event and gave an introduction on the early days of the club and the building of the Sportsworld Clubhouse in Bushy Park and Emily Dowlings 40 years of service to the club as head coach. Aileen Melody and Michael Cunningham were the MC for the black tie event. Sean O Byrne gave a great round up of the history of the 40 years of the club from the early days meeting under a tree to the first running of the Mini Marathon by the first Sportsworld members.
Eoin O Brien and Gareth Murran but together a collection of photos playing in the back round from championship race wins to the annual club BBQ. The celebration went into the following day with stories and memories being shared.
A big thank you to the organising committee for putting on a brilliant and memorable event. Only 5 more years to wait for the next anniversary dinner.
If you would like to see more photos from the event follow the below link.