******Exciting News, not only are we going to have David Cryan Operation Transformation Leader and Noeleen Lynam, former Operation Transformation Leader in Roscommon, we are also having Kathryn Thomas with us*****
OPERATION TRANSFORMATION GETS ROSCOMMON MOVING WITH NATIONWIDE WALKS IN CASTLEREA, KEADUE AND MOORE THIS SATURDAY
Thousands of people across Ireland are set to take part in the biggest ever RTÉ Operation Transformation Nationwide Walks event this weekend at more than 80 venues across the country.
This year Kathryn Thomas will walking be alongside Roscommon Leader David Cryan in Castlerea (start and finish at Castlerea Community School Gymnasium) with walks also taking place in Keadue (start and finish at St. Ronan's Hall) and Moore (start and finish at Padraig Pearse's GAA Grounds) with special guest Noeleen Lynam (former Operation Transformation Leader).
With new walks, this year's event, which has been organised in conjunction with Sport Ireland and the Local Sports Partnerships, is the biggest in the show's 11 year history. Over 100,000 people have taken part in Nationwide Walks to date with tens of thousands expected again this time around.
The walks are open to all comers - young and old, experienced walkers and those looking to jump-start their January health kick - and will take place at venues throughout the country from 11.00am on Saturday 13 January, 2018.
Details of all the Nationwide Walks are available on our website –
Operation Transformation Fitness expert Karl Henry said: "Walking is great for all levels of fitness and a great way to get the heart pumping and best of all it is the is the easiest and most accessible exercise there is. Our Nationwide Walks are an excellent opportunity to kick your 2018 off to a great start and to support our five new leaders. It's totally free and walkers can take it at their own pace - but remember if you're not panting, you're not working hard enough."
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD commented on the nationwide event: “The annual Sport Ireland Operation Transformation walks are a very important event in the promotion of healthy living and the pursuit of exercise across the nation. Regardless of fitness levels, recreational walking provides an excellent form of exercise which is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. I would encourage everyone to participate in their local walk this Saturday. ”
John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland said: "Participation in physical activity remains high and recreational walking is hugely popular. The Irish Sport Monitor Annual Report highlighted recreational walking remains the most popular form of physical activity with 2.3 million participating weekly. Every year, thousands of people join our Local Sports Partnerships for the Nationwide Walks and the support they give each other, and the Operation Transformation leaders is fantastic."