A large crowd of enthusiastic walkers took part in the Operation Transformation Sligo Walk on Saturday 9th January last. Despite the rain walkers of all ages and fitness levels turned up to step it out on the Sligo walk. The event got underway with an energetic warm up provided by Fitness 4 All. The 4 km walk took place along the scenic Doorly Park walking trail. The event was organised by Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership and Sports Co-ordinator Deirdre Lavin acknowledged the support of all those who ensured the event was safe and enjoyable including the Garda Siochana, Sligo Civil Defence, local walking clubs and community volunteers. She encouraged walkers to keep active and announced details of upcoming physical activity programmes in Doorly/Cleveragh Park.
Two new physical activity programmes are being supported by SSRP for people wishing to get started on in exercise and regular physical activity. SSRP is linking up with Sligo parkrun to facilitate an OT group training at Doorly/Cleveragh Park, building people up to run a continuous 5k parkrun on 20th February, coinciding with the flagship national OT 5k. The Sligo parkrun OT group training will take place over five Saturdays from 9.30am to 10.30am starting next Saturday 16th January. To book or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, new for 2016 is the Sligo East City Spring Walk Series. SSRP will facilitate a 5 week Spring Summer Series on successive Thursday mornings, starting at 10.30 am. Walking is free, friendly, fun and good for our health. All ages and abilities are very welcome to come along for the walks which will be for 1 hr approximately on flat terrain. The walk series will commence on Thursday 21st Jan at 10.30am. Meeting place is Riverside Hotel and Fitness Suite which is a partner for the programme. For further details call SSRP at 071 91 61511.
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