Covid 19 – Exercise from home
Walk to Jog programme.
With so many people now off work and/or working from home we have seen a huge increase in people out walking throughout the county. It is fantastic to see so many of you out exercising while maintaining social distancing. If you would like to take it up a notch, but at a slow, gentle and steady pace then this may be the programme for you.
Our sports development officer Pat Sexton has designed a programme to take complete beginners from walking to jogging 3km in just 8 weeks.
This programme is FREE and once you register on this link you will be sent your podcast three times a week for you to complete at your leisure. It could even be completed indoors or in your garden by jogging on the spot.
Copy this link into your browser, register for free and you will receive your first podcast ready. Subsequent podcasts will be sent on the morning of each training day. All those registered will also receive a paper copy of the training plan.
Follow the daily link below. These will be updated a few days after those registered will get them.
DAY 10 – DAY 11 – DAY 12 – DAY 13 – DAY 14 – DAY 15 – DAY 16 – DAY 17
DAY 18 – DAY 19 – DAY 20 – DAY 21 – DAY 22 – DAY 23 – DAY 24 – DAY 25
Beat the Cube
Beat the Cube – have you got what it takes to Beat the Cube? A fun physical activity challenge for all families. To recieve your game booklet, register for free at https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/BeattheCube
Create your own Fitness Challenge
We have developed some templates where you can download and create a fitness circuit / challenge. There is also a graphics card to show you how to complete soome exercise. You can download the CREATE YOUR OWN FITNESS CHALLENGE here.
Get Moving with Kasia
For the more energetic workout, why not join Kasia!
Heart, Health and Fitness,
Tracey Guilfoyle sets some gentle exercises that can be completed in your sitting room or in your back garden.
Get Active: Active Communities
The concept for active communities is to get communities involved in Sport and Physical Activities using the resources at their doorsteps. In the coming months, we will be looking at a number of communities to work with them to get Sport and Physical Activity accessible.If you think your community is up to the task, please give John Sweeney a call or email to discuss.
Get Ireland Cycling – Bike Week – June 2020
Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over a week in June of each year with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland.
Cycling is fun. Did you know that – Anyone from 6 to 100 year olds can ride a bike; – Its a perfect chance to spend quality time with family; – Biking is a very flexible form of exercise.
From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals, road races and much more. There’s something for every age and ability. Join the fun at this year’s Bike Week. Where will your bike take you?
Get Ireland Walking
Walking is the easiest way to get moving and get active and we are here to help get you started. We can provide you with advice on starting walking to feel better, and we have all the information you need to start a walking group – so you can get fit with friends. We also work with community groups within Clare who wish to come together to use the underutilised tracks and trails locally, while also reaping the benefits of green exercise.
Adventure Walk App
Through funding secured from Healthy Ireland and administered through LCDC & Clare County Council we have expanded the Adventure Walks Clare Smartphone App to 15 locations throughout the county. With 80 trails to choose from in the county there has never been a better opportunity to get out and get active with all the family. The App encourages parents and their children to walk or run up to 2km around the 15 venues, whilst playing a treasure hunt game.
The 80 trails featured on the free app include adventures designed for families with children aged between 6 and 14. Family friendly parklands, forests and beached from east to west of county Clare have up to 8 trails each. Trails are located at Killaloe, Flagmount, Lees Road – Ennis, Mountshannon, Dromore Woods, Lahinch, Kilrush and many more
After choosing and ‘Adventure Walk’, players move within their real world surroundings, with their location showing on the game’s map by using your phone’s GPS. When a player encounters a map marker, a question appears. Answer 10 questions to complete a trai. So far Clare families have completed over 450 Adenture Walks, that’s 900km walked- the distance from Ennis to Paris!
The trails app can be played in the following locations with some locations having a number of different trails (the number in brackets)
Lees Road (8) Killaloe (6) Spanish Point (2) Cratloe (6) Ballybeg (4) Lisdoonvarna (2) Kilrush (8) 12 O’Clock Hills (6) Mountshannon (8) Kilkee (2) Mooghaun Hilfort (8) Dromore (8) Flagmount (4) Lahinch (2) Lissycasey (6)
For Apple phones click this link to download the FREE app
For Android phones click this link to download the FREE app
Operation Get Clare Active
Operation Get Clare Active takes place in January of each year for an eight week period, led by Clare Sports Partnership. This year we are operating out of 4 centres – Ennis, Shannon, Killaloe and Lahinch. The theme of the programme this year will be walking for fitness.
The programme will run at the following:
Location Commencing Time Venue
Kilrush Monday 6th Jan 7.00pm Active Kilrush Walking Track
Shannon Monday 6th Jan 6.00pm Shannon Leisure Centre
Lisdoonvarna Tuesday 7th Jan TBC TBC
Doora Barefield Wednesday 8th Jan 8.00pm St. Josephs GAA Gurteen
Lahinch Thursday 9th Jan 7.00pm Lahinch Promenade Car Park
Killaloe Saturday 11th Jan 10.30am Clarisford Park
To register for any of the walk programmes, follow this link
Also, as part of Operation Transformation Nationwide Walks Campaign, join us on our annual ‘Operation Get Clare Active’ walk.
When & Where: January 18th @11am
The Cascades, Lissycasey
These FREE weekly timed events take place every Saturday at 9.30am in up to 60 locations across the country. We have three locations within Clare – John O Sullivan Active Ennis Sports and Amenity Park, Lees Rd (Ennis), Clarisford Park (Killaloe), and Vandeleur Gardens (Kilrush). You can run, walk, stroll, or amble. Bring the kids, bring the buggies, you can even bring the dog! You can use chipped timing to help motivate you and increase fitness levels, or just enjoy the social aspect of the looped route. You MUST REGISTER in order to take part. Link – www.parkrun.ie/register/form.
Men on the Move
This community based programme helps develop opportunities, and encourages men of 50yrs + to participate in sport and physical activity. It aims to enhance provision in sport and physical activity for men who no longer participate in sport, providing them with access to diverse, fulfilling, and inclusive sporting opportunities. It assists in raising awareness of opportunities within the community, while also building on social inclusion, increasing participation levels of men in physical activity, and promoting access to less competitive sporting groups.
Meet and Train
If you are interested in progressing from walking to jogging/running then why not join one of the many local meet and train groups throughout Clare. Such locations include Ennis, Shannon, Tulla, Scariff, Carron, Sixmilebridge, Kilnaboy, Killaloe, and Lissycasey. Contact our office for more information.
Multi-Activity Sports Camp –
Our Free summer camps are not just about particaption or movement, but on the social developmnet of children, improving team work skills, and enhancing the child’s enjoyment of Physical Activity. This camp is for children aged 4-8yrs (child must be 4yrs+ on 1st day of camp). Follow this link to register your child.