If you are looking to get more active in 2017 and need some support, RTE's Operation Transformation is once again joining forces locally with Mayo Sports Partnership to encourage people to become more physically active in 2017. A number of walks will take place across the country tomorrow January 7 with Mayo walks taking place in Ballina, Ballyhaunis, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, Kiltimagh, and Westport.
The walks, either 3km or 5km in length, will be led by suitable instructors who will be on hand to guide participants through the walk and also to give advice about follow on programmes.
(1 ) Ballina: Ballina Town Soccer Club walk at 9.30am, with group meeting at 9.15am.
(2 ) Ballyhaunis: Friary Field (beside playground ) walk at 9.30am.
(3 ) Castlebar: New Castlebar Tennis Club, walk at 9.30am, with group meeting at 9.15am.
(4 ) Claremorris: Entrance to Clare Lake, walk at 9.30am, with group meeting at 9.15am.
(5 ) Erris: Cross Loop in Binghamstown, walk at 9.30am, with group meeting at 9.15am.
(6 ) Kiltimagh: Market Square, Kiltimagh, walk at 9.30am, with group meeting at 9.15am.
(7 ) Westport: Mill St/High St Car Park, walk at 9.30am, with group meeting at 9.15am.
Mayo Sports Partnership co-ordinator Charlie Lambert commented: “Here in Mayo Sports Partnership we are aware of the challenges that people encounter when they are thinking of getting more active. The Operation Transformation National Walks Day is a perfect starting point for beginners as most people that turn up on the day do so for recreational and social reasons. There are no winners or losers at these events.”
County co-ordinators Mayo Sports Partnership and local organisers such as Ballina Athletic Club, Ballyhaunis Sports Network, Erris Community Health Forum, and Westport Leisure Park are encouraging people of all age groups to turn out on the day.
In all the events there is no cost involved, participants are asked to wear loose clothing and to bring some water. Further information on Operation Transformation can be viewed at www.rte.ie/ot/
Details of Mayo Sports Partnerships follow on five week initiative Operation Get Active Mayo involving numerous communities groups throughout Mayo will be promoted at www.mayosports.ie and also in local media. Other Mayo Sports Partnership programmes such as Men on the Move, Couch to 5K, Meet and Train, Fit Walk, parkrun, Active 55, etc, will also form part of this countywide call.
To register for the walks or to get further information on any of the above contact Mayo Sports Partnership at (094 ) 9047025 or email [email protected].