Getting active in the New Year

KILKENNY Recreation and Sports Partnership (KRSP) is organising three walks around the county to help you get active and explore some of Kilkenny’s trails in the New Year.

KILKENNY Recreation and Sports Partnership (KRSP) is organising three walks around the county to help you get active and explore some of Kilkenny’s trails in the New Year.

On January 19, the Operation Transformation National Walks will take place at venues all over Ireland. The walks are taking place in Castlecomer Discovery Park, The Parade in Kilkenny City at 11am and at Woodstock Gardens in Inistioge at 2pm. There will be a walk leader at each venue to guide the walk so no prior experience is necessary.

The walk in the city will be led by Mayor O hArgain as one of the Mayor’s weekly walks and will follow a route around the city. The walks in Castlecomer and Woodstock will follow woodland trails and be muddy underfoot. Comfortable footwear are advisable for these walks and raingear.

For anyone who is using Operation Transformation as a kickstart to increasing activity levels for the New Year, why not set a goal to keep your resolution and get involved in one of the many events organised around the city and county over the coming weeks.

Kilkenny City Harriers are organising a five kilometre dash for local charities every St Patricks weekend, which is a very achievable goal for beginners. The Tyndall Mountain Club and Kilkenny Walking Club have regaular guided hillwalks varying from easy to more challenging walks with details on their websites while the Nore Valley Athletics Club is planning a 10k in April with a local training programme for anyone who would like to participate in their first 10k.

Fore more information visit www.krsp.ie or www.rte/ot