'City Walk' just one of many Kilkenny events planned by KRSP over the coming weeks

'Get Back on Your Bike' and 'Couch to 40k' among the programmes announced

Sam Matthews

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'City Walk' just one of many Kilkenny events planned by KRSP over the coming weeks

Several of the KRSP volunteers who will be guiding walks and other KRSP activities.

There’ll be a chance to walk out on the new bridge in Kilkenny this evening for the inaugural ‘Streets of Kilkenny 5k’ organised by Kilkenny City Harriers.

You don’t have to be an athlete to get out and about, as the bridge will also be open to pedestrians and general public from 6pm as part of the Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership’s (KRSP) City Walk to mark the event.

The meeting point for the walk is Canal Square at 5.45pm, and from there, the scenic route will follow the Canal Walk, cross over Ossory Pedestrian Bridge and turn back towards the city along the boardwalk on the banks of the Nore and back – all in time for the start of the Streets of Kilkenny.

The walk is just one of a number of events KRSP has planned over the coming weeks and months. Some new initiatives are starting up shortly. 

These include the first cycling programme, Get Back on Your Bike. The free tutored sessions will take place on Saturday mornings at 10am and will get participants back cycling for the summer. These are geared towards those who haven’t cycled for some years and will build their confidence in road situations.

The second programme is Couch to 40k cycle initiative and this gradually builds distance and endurance.

“You will be able to cycle with ease and take part in spins and recreational cycles,” says Catriona Corr of KRSP.

“This programme will take place on Monday nights at 7pm, beginning on May 8 and is free. You can confirm you place on these programmes by contacting Seamus on 087-3567884.”

An older adult circuit class will take place in The Watershed on Thursdays at 11am, beginning Thursday, April 27. Niamh Spratt, who has extensive experience of adapted physical activity and is currently lecturing in Sport and Exercise Science in Carlow IT, will lead the group. Special introductory offer is €20 for 6 classes. Classes should be booked in advance on http://www.iregister.ie/v2/krsp/ or 056 7794991.

For further details on any of the KRSP initiatives, contact them on 056 7794991 or visit www.krsp.ie.