Walking

COMMUNITY WALKING IN BALLYNEETY:

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GET WALKING WITH LSP - COMING TO BRUFF AND RATHKEALE THIS OCTOBER:

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NEW WALKING APP LAUNCHED FOR LIMERICK

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A new and exciting way of encouraging families to get out and exercise together has been launched by Limerick Sports Partnership in conjunction with Healthy Limerick. Adventure Walks Limerick Smartphone App encourages parents and their children to walk, jog or run up to 2.5 km around Limerick City and County Parks, while playing a treasure hunt game.

The project has received funding under the Healthy Ireland Local Community Development Committee National Programme. In additional to the 10 parks already launched, two more are in development - Lough Gur and Kilmallock.

All that’s required is that you download the App, pick a celebrity to help find a trophy, lost keys or a code, and enjoy running, walking or jogging around the park to find the hidden treasures.

Answer a question and you will be directed to your next hidden treasure. The App is about creating awareness, having fun together and getting all ages, levels and abilities to be active in local parks.

Mo Foley-Walsh of Healthy Limerick said, “Innovations like the Adventure Walks Limerick App are wonderful examples of the collaborative initiatives led by Limerick Sports Partnership in order to get more and more people up, out and active in Limerick and it is thanks to Healthy Ireland funding that the Adventure Walks Limerick App has become a reality.”

Adventure Walks Limerick App Launch

Maria Bridgeman, Health and Wellbeing HSE MidWest, Majella O Brien, Kathleen Kennedy, Limerick Sports Partnership, Tom Morrisey, Limerick Hurling Captain, Eadaoin Loughman, Limerick Sports Partnership & Seamus O Connor. (Pic: Brian Arthur)

Phelim Macken, Coordinator, Limerick Sports Partnership added: “Anyone who is a parent or guardian of young children knows the issues we have in getting our children to walk any distance. We are also aware of the growing problem with sedentary behaviour and obesity within the country. Some of this sedentary behaviour is due to screen time. With this in mind, we have decided to use screen time to solve the problem.”“The Adventure Walks Limerick App is a great tool for all the population to use and to get up, out and about. We all need to be more active in our everyday lives as sedentary behaviour is now recognised as the fourth leading cause of premature death in Ireland and across the world. With the success of the Beat the Street initiative, the LSP believed that technology can motivate participants to get active.”

 
The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately 3.2 million deaths each year are due to insufficient physical activity.
 
At present, the Limerick Sports Partnership are working with Limerick City and County Council, Healthy Limerick, the Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and various other key board partners to ensure that Limerick City and County receive the best possible opportunities in relation to physical activity.  
Creating awareness of existing outdoor recreation facilities/ amenities is key to keeping and getting people active. This newly developed adventure walking app will add to the use of the various free parks, trails and walkways that exist throughout Limerick and while also catering for all the family.
 
For more information on the Adventure Walks Limerick App please go to www.limericksports.ie or contact the Limerick Sports Partnership on 061 333600 AdvenutreWalksApPic2018**********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
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THE LSP HAVE A NUMBER OF ESTABLISHED WALKING GROUPS THROUGHOUT LIMERICK CITY AND COUNTY - FOR A FULL LIST PLEASE CLICK ON THE LOGO below:

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ACTIVATOR POLE WALKING (POLES PROVIDED):

JOIN US IN BRUFF AND/OR RATHKEALE BEGINNING ON THE 2nd OCTOBER - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER:

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WALKING LEADER TRAINING:   IHF Logo

Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in their community or workplace.

The course comprises of a weekend of training followed by a 4 walk task to try out your new Walking Leader skills.Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in their community or workplace.

The course comprises of a weekend of training followed by a 4 walk task to try out your new Walking Leader skills.Irish Heart Foundation, Sport Ireland and the HSE are subsidising the Walking Leader Training weekend and there is a nominal cost of €50.

The course fee will cover your tutor costs and materials. It will also include lunch on both days.

***Please Note: Before committing to the training, it is important to remember that the aim of each course is to have a panel of trained leaders ready to implement their skills in their own communities. We will therefore hope all participants will organise walks on a regular basis after the training. ***

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A WALKING LEADER IN YOUR COMMUNITY PLEASE EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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SLÍ NA SLÁINTE ROUTES:

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WALKING TRAILS:

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