Sunday 19 November 2017

5km walk starts off new fitness regime

Deirdre Ryan
Deirdre Ryan

David Looby

A LARGE crowd gathered at the Apex pool and leisure complex on Saturday morning to kick start their Operation Transformation fitness regime for 2014.

The five kilometre walk was one of 42 such walks held at locations around the country, the highest number to date.

The organisers, Irish Sports Council, thanked Cllr Niamh FitzGibbon, the Apex leisure centre, the Brandon House Hotel, Crystal Fitness, Sam McCauley's Chemist, Sports Savers, O'Brien's Sandwich bar, Centra (Irishtown) and Caulfield's Supervalu for sponsoring the walk and for their enthusiastic support of the event.

RTE's Operation Transformation saw 480 people take part in walks in County Wexford.

An Irish Sports Council spokesperson said: 'The Wexford walks were a great success and enjoyed by all those who participated. The event in New Ross was supported by Sports Active Wexford and the local sports partnership. We had a walk around the town starting at the Apex Leisure Centre and offered free draw prizes and health checks for our participants.'

New Ross Standard

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