Mayo Operation Transformation Walk set for Westport
Is getting more physically active part of your new year resolutions? Don’t know where to start and
need some support? The new series of RTEs Operation transformation is once again joining forces
with the Irish Sports Councils Sports Partnership network to encourage people to become more
physically active in 2012. A series of walks, one in each county, will take place across the country
this Saturday 14th January.
The Mayo walk, either 3 or 5km along the Slí na Slainte route on the Westport Greenway, will take
place at 2.30pm Saturday 14th January 2012. Participants are requested to meet at the Mill St / High
St Car Park entrance to the Greenway at approx 2.15pm. Qualified walking leader instructors will be
on hand to guide participants through the walk and also to give advice on follow on programmes etc.
This year Westport Leisure Park have agreed to come on board with the facility providing
refreshments / support on the day, all participants will be entered for some spot prizes kindly
donated from the local fitness provider. In addition they are including a new initiative titled
“FitWalking” on their new year programme which will be perfect for those looking to improve their
basic level of fitness through walking.
Event organizers Mayo Sports Partnership, Westport Leisure Park and Mayo County Council are
encouraging people of all age groups to turn out on the day. Some local personalities, including Cora
Staunton Mayo / Carnacon Ladies GAA and Caitheoirleach of Westport Town Council Cllr Christy
Hyland will also be in attendance.
“ Last years event was a great success with many continuing on walking for weeks afterwards. After
the Christmas people are thinking of doing some exercise for whatever goal they may have and don’t
know where to start. We hope to be able to provide support for people who are seeking to become
more active.” Mayo Sports Partnership Co-ordinator Charlie Lambert commented.
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/
To register for the walk or to get further information contact Mayo Sports Partnership 094 9047025
MSP Mission Statement: "To plan, lead and co-ordinate the sustainable development of sport in
Mayo Sports Partnership
Mayo County Council
Andrea Farrell Admin Main Office No: 094 9047025
Charlie Lambert (Coordinator) 094 9047256
Ray McNamara (Sports Inclusion Dev.Officer) 094 9047023
Anne Ronayne (Community Sports Dev.Project Worker) 094 9047022
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