If you are looking for something to get you on the road to a healthy and active 2017, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership have a few ideas for you.
Operation Transformation Walk Event
Our annual FREE 4km public walk will be held on the 7th January in Dun Laoghaire (starting in the People’s Park) at 9.30am. This event is being held in conjunction with RTE’s Operation Transformation programme. On this day every County in Ireland will have a similar walking event to cater for all levels of fitness, but in particular those looking to start exercising again. Trained walking leaders will be present on the day for a helping hand and there will be a hot cuppa at the finish.
Walking For Health
Starting on the 14th January, this 5-week walking programme is taking place in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am. It will cater for all fitness levels and will be a great excuse to get out, be active and make new friends. Meeting at Dún Laoghaire Harbour Plaza, each week the group will walk a different route such as the Pier, the Metals and the coastal walkways taking in some of the historical sites the area has to offer.
Men on the Move
Men on the Move is a physical activity programme that is aimed at men over the age of 30 to get them active, have fun and improve fitness levels. Starting in mid-January, it will involve weekly activity sessions in the Ballyogan area led by trained coaches. You don’t have to be fit to take part as the training sessions are structured so that you can find the level appropriate for you and progress your fitness at a pace that suits.
The Buggy Brigade
Are you a new mum and want to meet up for some fun activity for any fitness levels and ability? Organised by Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown Sports Partnership & dlr Leisure Ballyogan the group will take part in weekly hour long activity/walking sessions. Classes will be a combination of indoor & outdoor activity where you will get into shape while having fun and making new friends for you and your baby.
Couch to 5K - DSD Athletic Club
Parkrun is a FREE volunteer lead weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Marlay, Shanganagh and Cabinteely Parks. It is not a race, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan. All you need to do is register at www.parkrun.ie and then go along on the Saturdays.
Join a Sports Club
We have nearly 300 clubs based in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown across nearly any sport you can think of from Archery to Skiing to Volleyball. Why not get back into a sport you loved or even try something totally different. For a list of the clubs in the County and how to contact them see our website here http://www.dlrsportspartnership.ie/club-support/club-directory.
Try a New Activity
There are loads of activities and sports to try around the County and each day in July we highlighted one that you could take part in. The list can be found here http://www.dlrsportspartnership.ie/news/143-ilovesport-in-july, but it only scratches the surface of the huge range available in your local area. We would really encourage you to try as many as possible.
If your club or community organization have other physical activity programmes that you would like the Sports Partnership to highlight just let us know.