Great turnout for Operation Transformation Waterford Walk

RTÉ’s Operation Transformation teamed up once again with the Irish Sports Council and Local Sports Partnerships to organise the Operation Transformation National Walks. Waterford Sports Partnership was delighted that despite the cold weather, participants turned up in their masses to start their transformation.
The walk started at the Regional Sports Centre where 300 plus eager participants registered and then had the option of completing a 4km and 6km walk around the fabulous Kilbarry Nature Park. Waterford Road Safety Officer Jemma Jacob gave everyone hi-viz jackets on
registration and Barry O Connor did an excellent warm up to get everybody ready for the walk. This year’s walk was led by Ferrybank AFC Operation Transformation group leaders Val Power, John Boden, Claire Smyth and Roxanne McGee. It was fantastic to see a huge range of participants of all ages and abilities attend on the day. After the event there was tea/coffee and fruit for everyone who took part.
Waterford Sports Partnership would like to say a big thank you to the Comhairle na nOg volunteers, the Civil Defense, the Regional Sports Centre and all their staff, and all our volunteers who gave up their time to support the event. Last but not least, well done to everyone who took part in the walk on Saturday, keep moving in 2016!
If you are interested in keeping your transformation going, why not join in one of the Operation Transformation groups organised in Waterford:
Erin’s Own/Sacred Heart OT Group on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Williamstown Complex commencing on Monday 11th January 2016. The cost to take part is a once off €20 payment up front or €2 per night. There will be two different walking distances: 0-3km and 3-5km & two different running distances: 0-3km and 3-10km.
Ferrybank AFC OT Group every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm starting on Monday 11th of January. This group will meet at Ferrybank AFC and have two different distances for participants to take part in. For more information please Contact Val Power on 085 1740 719.
Carrichphierish OT Walk Group will meet every Tuesday at 7pm at the new Carrickphierish Community Campus. These walks will commence on Tuesday 12th January 2016 and all are welcome to attend. These walks will be free of charge and the walking distance will be 3-5km. For more information or to register please contact Mary Doyle at mdoyle@waterfordsportspartnership.ie.
Tramore parkrun is a free event which takes place every Saturday morning at 9.30am in Tramore meeting at the old lifeguard Hut, Tramore Prom. All ages and abilities are welcome to come along to walk or run the 5K timed route. To register for these walks/runs you must log onto www.parkrun.ie/tramore and print off your registration number and barcode. This is needed to take part. If you have any questions please contact Mary Doyle at mdoyle@waterfordsportspartnership.ie.

Getting ready for the Operation Transformation Waterford Walk

Getting ready for the Operation Transformation Waterford Walk

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