Monaghan Sports Partnership and the Irish Sports Council have linked up with RTE’s ‘Operation Transformation’ Programme to transform the masses – by being part of the ‘Operation Transformation National Walk Day’in Castleblayney on Saturday 19th January at 11am. ‘Operation Transformation’, in partnership with the Irish Heart Foundation, the Irish Sports Council and Local Sports Partnerships, will host a number of walks throughout Ireland on this date. The aim of the walks is to raise awareness of Healthy & Active living while encouraging more people to get more active more often. Last year, over 150 people turned out in Castleblayney for the walk and they are hoping to far exceed those numbers in 2013.
Monaghan Sports Partnership has once again chosen the scenic Lough Muckno route around Black Island for the 2013 walk on Saturday 19th January 2013. Walking leaders and participants will meet at 10.30am at the Black Island Bridge – parking is available within the grounds of Lough Muckno and it is just a few metres to the bridge. There will be two walking routes available on the day (depending on numbers). The first will follow a 4km route which is easily achievable by the beginner walker or you can choose the more lengthy 7km route for a slightly more challenging walk. Whichever way it promises to be a beautiful scenic walk for families and friends to enjoy and is the ideal way to kick start off your New Year health plan. Everyone will be able to complete the walk at their own pace. They welcome all ages and abilities along on the day and particularly would like to see families getting involved. The event is ideal for beginners to come out and give it a go.
Why not make a start today, and remember no matter what age you are, it is never too late to start exercising. The walk will last approximately 35– 45 minutes, so please dress appropriately. You should wear light warm clothing (don’t forget your hat!) and suitable footwear as some areas may be wet or slightly dirty.