The BUD:Runway Run is the air transport industry’s premier charity-sportive event, taking place each September in Budapest Airport.
Competitors compete over 10km (four runway lengths) for a host of prizes including World’s Fastest Airline and Fastest Male / Female. All entry fees arising from the event are donated to cancer charities, and other child-focussed good causes.
Following an internal search for participants back in June, the Aer Lingus team beat off challenges from a host of international airlines to claim the World’s Fastest Airline and Fastest Male awards in a race that took place in a sweltering 35 degree heat.
Special congratulations went to Robert Murphy who won the Fastest Male title in an incredible 34:47. Robert was closely followed by James Liddane from our Cargo team in Shannon who finished third in an impressive 37:41.
Aer Lingus was also well represented in the fastest Female race with special mention going to Orla Gormley from our Corporate Safety team who finished second in a fantastic time of 43:32 while Shannon SCCM Carmel Coyne finishing third in a time of 45:44.