With the TV show Operation Transformation back on our screens again, now is the perfect time to get out and about and boost your own health.
This Saturday, January 9th there will be a free 5km walk in Tymon Park for the whole community as part of the nationwide series of walks on that day. The walk will take place from the all-weather pitch beside Templeogue United and St. Judes GAA Clubhouses at 10am, with registration taking place in St. Judes from 9.30am. To preregister please contact South Dublin County Sports Partnership at [email protected] or by text with your name to 086 0441071
A number of local clubs and community groups will be holding community walking programmes during the period of Operation Transformation. These include An Cosán in Tallaght, Kiltipper Ramblers, Greenhills College, Round Towers GAA, Ballyboden St. Endas GAA, Lucan Sarsfields GAA, Lucan Community Group and St Bernadettes JNS, Quarryvale.
South Dublin County Sports Partnership and South Dublin County Council supports the development of these community walks and is also supporting a series of indoor walk sessions in Perrystown Manor Community Centre (Wednesdays 10-11am) and Knockmitten Community Centre (Thursdays 10-11am). The indoor walk programme is especially suited for those seeking to become active/regain fitness and allows participants the opportunity to do so in a weather friendly environment. To book a place please email your name and centre of choice to [email protected] or text 086 0441071 or contact the community centres directly.
The other element of the Operation Transformation programme is a strong focus is nutrition. Again, through the support of the South Dublin County Sports Partnership, a free nutrition course is being offered locally. Healthy Food Made Easy is a six week course with a strong practical element and will run from Wednesday, January 13th to Wednesday February 17th, 8.00pm to 10.30pm in the Rossecourt Centre, Balgaddy, Lucan. To book a place on the course please contact Liz Griffin, [email protected]
South Dublin County Sports Partnership also welcomes expressions of interest from other groups interested in having this course.