Longford Sports Partnership teamed up with RTE’s ‘Operation Transformation’ to organise a walk along the canal on Saturday morning last as part of a nationwide initiative.
This walk saw an enthusiastic and well-spirited bunch striding into the New Year.
Over one hundred and sixty participants turned out to enjoy the walk along the Slí na Sláinte route at the canal.
A great time was had by all who retired to Slashers to warm up with tea, coffee and a friendly chat.
Meanwhile, Longford Sports Partnership is starting walking groups in Ballymahon, Edgeworthstown and Longford town to provide people with the opportunity to walk on a regular basis within a fun and supportive, non-competitive environment. All groups will be for a block of six weeks.
Edgeworthstown walks began on Monday evening last and they continue next Monday from The Green at 8.15pm.
The walks in Longford town start this evening (Wednesday, January 22) from The Mall at 8.15pm and the walks in Ballymahon get underway on Thursday, January at 8.45pm, with the starting point being Cooney’s Hotel.
A morning walk will be commencing in Granard shortly.
Everyone is encouraged to take part, especially those who have no previous experience, as you can choose a pace suitable to your level of fitness, and you can increase your physical activity levels in a fun and supportive setting.