Pictured above: Eureka Secondary School, Kells.
Meath LSP has teamed up with Athletics Ireland to offer an athletic based activity for secondary schools. iRunForFun is a 6 week programme that has been designed to encourage engagement in physical activity in secondary schools.
The iRunForFun programme is FREE of charge, comes with a training diary and is suited to all abilities. The diary provides training tips, advice, and there are also articles on goal setting and nutrition.
Each week there is a compulsory session that is outlined in the iRunForFun diary. Each session will take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete and should take place during physical education (PE) class each week for a period of 6 weeks
The training should take place around a fixed loop of approximately 150-250 meters. A basketball court, large hall, or half a GAA/Soccer pitch is perfect for this.
On completion of the 6 weeks, the school will then facilitate a school challenge at a distance suited to those who participated on the training programme for example -1 mile, 3k or 5k.
Schools currently on the programme include – St Ciarans community school and Eureka secondary school in Kells and Beaufort College in Navan.
If your school is interested in participating in the iRunForFun programme, please contact Laura Twomey on 046 9067337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org