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Couch to 5K Finale

05-May-19
Couch to 5K Finale

Coláiste an Chreagáin Couch to 5 K

Congratulation to everyone on completion of our 5 K Run recently. This marks the completion of our Couch to 5 k Programme, which coincided with Active Schools Week. The aim of the initiative was to raise awareness of the importance of including physical activity as part of your weekly schedule. Each week, the whole school community were required to complete 3 physical activity sessions of 40 minutes.

Key to remember was no matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch. The programme was sponsored in part by the Galway Sports Partnership.

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Mick Curley, of the Galway Sports Partnership, presented the prizes to the fastest times;

First place: Dylan Healy McNamara, Second Place: Gearóid Hughes and Third Place: Conal Docherty.

Robert Gordan received a prize for the fastest Junior student to complete the race

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Mick complimented the school on this initiative, as it is the first school to complete a Couch to 5 k programme. Interest for the programme followed the Operation Transformation walks at the beginning of the year, which was hosted by the school, with the wonderful guidance of the Caltra Athletics Club. William Mills, of Caltra Athletics, liaised with the school PE Department, Miss Áine Ryan annd Mr. Seán Ó Cuirín, in designing and delivering the weekly schedule for the programme.

Coláiste an Chreagáin was delighted to spearhead this well-being initiative in conjunction with Caltra Athletics and Galway Sports Partnership.

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