Opportunity to get active with a great new Couch to 3k programme

June 22, 2020 0

Fingal County Council, Sports Office in conjunction with Dublin City and County Councils and the network of Local Sports Partnerships are coming together to provide a free, 6 week, Couch to 3k programme, starting the week of Monday, June 29th. This event is planned directly after the National Be Active Day on Sunday 28th June.

walkingWhether you have never jogged before or if you just want to get more active, Couch to 3K is an easy way of getting started. This programme is for everyone, male and female, who would like to get a little more active and progress from walking to jogging. If you are a little unsure of how to get started, this is ideal for you. The programme is not just focused on running, it starts with a mix of walking and jogging to gradually build up your fitness and stamina. You can take it your own pace.

All you need to do is sign up for the programme and you will receive a weekly email with training plans with warm up/cool down exercises and tips. A Facebook group for participants to share their experiences, and to motivate each other will also be available.

As further encouragement, participants will receive a medal on completing the programme!

Margaret Geraghty, Director of Service Fingal County Council welcomed the programme saying:

I am encouraging everyone to participate in this programme and I am reminded that the old adage “healthy body healthy mind” was never more appropriate  than at this time

People can get further information and sign up, for free, through the Eventbrite page https://allofdublincouchto3k.eventbrite.ie

Please note, anyone interested in getting involved in the programme who has any concerns about their health should contact your GP before starting this programme.