Marchathon 2017 Winners

Marchathon 2017 Winners

Average steps leaderboard winners:
– 1st place: The Mad Scientists, Athlone Institute of Technology
– 2nd place: Insighters, University College Cork
– 3rd place: WalkingSucs, National University of Ireland Galway

The percentage improvement leaderboard, acknowledges teams who consistently improved their steps throughout the challenge.  The winners were:
– 1st place improvement: 13TheOrchards, Mary Immaculate College
– 2nd place improvement: Charlie’s Angels, Trinity College Dublin
– 3rd place improvement: Team Callan, Maynooth University

View the full leaderboards here to see where all of the teams rank.

Best Marchathon 2017 Coordination Team Winners: Waterford IT and in second place is IT Sligo. Thanks to Marchathon Coordinators across all of the campuses who promoted, motivated and celebrated Marchathon in their campus. 

Best Team Captain as Nominated by their team

Winners for inspiring their teams were: Ben Finnegan, Mary Immaculate College and Teresa Kelly, NUI Galway

We also awarded these fantastic team captains with runners up prizes for all of their efforts to motivate their team throughout the challenge; Laura O’Sullivan, NUIG, Azura Youell, IT Sligo,  Julie Egan, WIT, Ciara O’Hanlon, UCD and Gillian Dolan, TCD.

Best Team Member as Nominated by their team

Winning team members were Josephone McLoughlin, DCU and Saintuya Dashdondog, NUIG

The following team members were also awarded as runners up for their efforts throughout the challenge; Lorraine Sammon, AIT,  Denise McDonnell, AIT, Aine Flynn, LCFE, Isobel Gregg, TCD and Leonie Gately, UCD.

Story Competition Winners

Marchathon story competition winner was Patrick Boylan, DCU. You can read Patrick’s inspiring story here. 

The following people are also winners of goodie packs for their fantastic Marchathon stories: Simone Keenan, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Michalina Gidula, University of Limerick,  Joanne Regan, Institute of Technology Sligo, Padraic Briody, Trinity College Dublin and Ciara Murphy, Waterford Institute of Technology

In My ShoesStory/Video Competition Winner is Sinead Bracken, Athlone IT. Read Sinead’s story here.

Goodie packs were also awarded to the following people for sharing their fabulous, amusing and inspiring stories/videos. 
Annie Ó Breacháin, Dublin City University
– Pat Folan, Galway Mayo IT
– Maura O’Leary, University College Cork
– Margaret Kinsella, Dublin City University
– Orla Hayes, Waterford IT
– Aoife Walsh, Athlone IT
– Padraic Briody, Trinity College Dublin
– Louise Kavanagh, Waterford IT
– Susie Sutton, Waterford IT

Weekly Improvement Leaderboard  Prize Draw Winners:

First leaderboard: Nice Gwalkamole, NUI Galway.  
Second leaderboard: The Bonbons, Waterford Institute of Technology,  13The Orchards, Mary Immaculate College, Ireland  and Team Callan from Maynooth University
Third leaderboard: TeamITSligoMarchathon – keep up the great work!
Fourth leaderboard: Walkie Talkies Team from IT Tralee.

Photo Competition Winners

The winners of the team photo competition in week 1 were: Stride and Pride & Walking Sucs (NUIG). The runners up were; Speedy Smurfs (UCD), UCD Globetrotters (UCD), James’ Angels (AIT), A Fine Stretch in the Evening (TCD) and Parsons Patrollers (TCD).
We found it so difficult to pick one winner so we’ve chosen lots of creative and energetic steppers to award for their fab Team Photos Inspired by the Movies. Marchathon goodie packs went to:

– The Bandits, Letterkenny IT
– The Human League, University of Limerick
– One Step Ahead, Athlone IT
– Nice Gwalkamole, NUI Galway
– Spring Steppers, NUI Galway
– LCFE staff team LCFE Park, Limerick College of Further Education
– LSAD Striders & Strollers, Limerick IT

 Teams in Green St. Patrick’s Day Photo Competition Winners
– James’ Angels, Athlone IT
– Jewels Delights, Waterford IT
– LCFE staff team, Limerick College of Further Education
– Parsons Patrollers, Trinity College Dublin
– The Human League, University of Limerick
– Sparkles, Waterford IT
– The Bikini Bods, Waterford IT
– The Walkers, NUI Galway
– IT Sligo, Health 1 (6 team members)

 Step to your favourite tune competition winners
– Tracey Roche, Dublin Institute of Technology – stepping to Treat you better, Shawn Mendes, 370 steps
– Padraic Briody, Trinity College Dublin – stepping to A little less conversation for 187 steps
– Ornaith Mahon, Dublin City University clocked up an impressive 562 steps moving to Another day of sun from the movie La la Land
– Diarmuid O’Dwyer, Waterford IT fit in 502 steps to the ever inspiring Eye of the tiger
– Always on the Go, Limerick IT (Hadil Alaydi, Hannah Marshall, Sarah McMahon & Rebecca Coughlan) stepped it out as a team taking between 462 and 531 steps each to Junior Senior – Move your feet
– Maura O’Neill, UCC got in some serious steps, 32,995 in total, moving and shaking to The Lion King – Waka Waka
– Chloe Beatty, Mary Immaculate College Limerick took on Space Oddity, David Bowie and reached 381 steps
– Clodagh Somers, University of Limerick took an impressive 554 steps to Run the world, Beyonce

The early registration prize draw winners were team Sparkles Galore from Waterford IT.

Winner of the Facebook competition, winning a €50 shopping voucher was Ann-Marie Fitzpatrick from Athlone IT.  Runners up goodie packs are also going to Aoife Walsh, Athlone Institute of Technology and Michael Breen from Waterford IT.

Post Challenge Evaluation Prize Draw Winner: Michelle Ryan, Galway Mayo IT