Pictured above: Beaufort College Navan
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:
- Loreto Secondary School Navan
- Ashbourne Community School
- Beaufort College Navan
- St Ciaran’s Community School Kells
- Eureka Secondary School Kells
- Youthreach Kells and Trim
If your school is interested in participating in the iRunForFun programme, please contact Lisa O’Dowd on 046-9067337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org