Meath Local Sports Partnership are offering a number of activity programmes over the coming weeks and months which will help you kick start your own Operation Motivation for 2015. All programmes are listed below:
Operation Transformation Meet â€˜nâ€™ Walks
Following on from the national walk day on Saturday 17th January we will be rolling out Meet ‘n’ Walks in 3 areas over 6 weeks around the county. The walks are FREE and open to all abilities with walking experts on hand to offer advice. The Meet ‘n’ Walks are in the following areas:
Kiltale: Meet ‘n’ Walk commences Wednesday 21st January at Kiltale GAA club @ 7pm. Navan: Meet ‘n’ Walk commences Wednesday 21st January at the Old Barracks, Navan Town Council at 7pm. Please bring a Hi Vis Vest.
Laytown & Bettystown: Meet ‘n’ Walk commences Wednesday 21st January @ 8pm at the beach entrance in Bettystown beside Pats Supermarket. Please bring a Hi Vis Vest. For more details contact Susan Doorley 087-9296085
Dogs not allowed on any of the walks.
Spring Walk Series
Are you a walker, a social stroller or just looking for new locations to explore? Why not come along and join in the Meath Spring Walk Series 2015. The walk series will be led out by walking tutors and is free of charge.
There are five walks which are suitable for families and leisure walkers, all you need is suitable shoes, a High Vis vest and a rain jacket (just in case).
So come along, family and friends welcome. County Meath is yours to discover! Date Name of Walk Meeting Time Details
Saturday February 7th East Meath Coastal Walk 10.30am Centra Car Park Bettystown Distance 5km – Walk the coastal road from Bettystown
Saturday February 7th Canal Walk Enfield 10.30am Bridge House Car Park Stroll along the canal banks to a distance of 5km
Saturday March 7th Hill of Tara Walk 10.30am Maguire’s Café Car Park Walk the Tara loop approx 4.8km.
Saturday April 11th Mullaghmeen Forest Walk 10.30am Mullaghmeen Forest Car Park Trek the forest lanes with a 5k circuit
Saturday April 11th Oldbridge Estate Walk 10.30am Oldbridge Estate Car Park Stroll the 5k surrounds of the magnificent Oldbridge Estate
Fitness Made Easy (adults 50+)
“Fitness Made Easy” is a 5 week gym introductory programme for adults aged 50 years plus, run in Club Active, Navan. This programme is ideally suited for the novice gym user.
Supervised use of all machines and Easyline equipment is guaranteed. Date for the upcoming programme:
Tuesday 20th January at 11am in Club Active, Navan
Book your place with Ruairi at 046 9067337
Learn 2 Run to 5k
Learn 2 Run to 5k programme is suited to those who want to jog or run to a distance of 5k. It caters for walkers who wish to become joggers or joggers who wish to become runners. The programme is open to men and women over 16 years.
An experienced running coach will be in attendance each night to provide running advice and support.
The Learn 2 Run to 5K programme will prepare participants for the Royal County 5k on 26th April 2015 in Kells. Venues for training include:
Venue Date and Time Info Contact Kells Mon 2nd March at 7pm Reg from 6.30pm, meet at Swimming Pool Meath LSP 046 9067337
Navan Wed 4th March at 7pm Meet in Claremont Stadium Meath LSP 046 9067337
Dunshaughlin Thurs 26th Feb at 8pm Meet at Pastoral Centre Paddy Mangan 087 2597731
Ashbourne Every Wed at 8.15pm Meet at St Andrews AC track Jim Kavanagh 087 6691559
Trim Every Tues & Thurs 7.30pm Castle Street, Trim Ciaran Tobin 086 3445903
Athboy Feb 16th at 7.30pm Meet at Community School David Ivers 086 0842109
Dunboyne Every Tues & Thurs 9pm Meet at Dunboyne AC Rooske Road Paul Gorey 087-6181206
Tara Mon 7.30pm Fri 7pm Tara sports grounds Dave McCarthy 087 9278357
Bettystown Every Tues & Thurs 7.30pm Tesco Car Park, Bettystown Lorraine Hyland 087-2033803
Meath Running Group
Ever thought of completing a 10km, half marathon or a full marathon, but don’t know where to start, how to train for it or simply keep to a regime on your own? Meath Running Group can help you do just that! Training sessions are tailored to individual abilities and levels from beginner to seasoned professional.
The 30 week programme (to full marathon in Dublin in Oct) is broken down into 3 blocks:
Block 1- Indoor Core & Conditioning Training (9 weeks): Wednesday 11th March at 7pm in Claremont Stadium Navan.
Start your running season on the right foot by working your core strength, flexibility, posture and balance. This training is ideal for injury prevention and to improve your running form.
Block 2- Speed & Middle Distance Training (11 weeks):Wednesday 20th May at 7pm in Claremont
This block is track based where the training sessions will progressively improve your running endurance and speed. This block will prepare you for distances of 5 miles, 10km and 10 miles.
Block 3- Middle Distance to Long Distance Training (10 weeks):Wednesday 19th August at 7pm in Claremont
Tired of running long distances on your own? These group training sessions are a mixture of track and road runs tailored to all abilities. Block 3 is ideal preparation for the half, ¾ and full marathon.