Olympian launches Cloghan 10K

OLYMPIAN Pauline Curley was on hand last Thursday at St Rynaghs Football GAA Club to launch the Cloghan 10K.

OLYMPIAN Pauline Curley was on hand last Thursday at St Rynaghs Football GAA Club to launch the Cloghan 10K.

“Walking and running is a fun way for people to get fit, and to stay fit, as part of a healthier lifestyle.”

That was the message being conveyed by Pauline who was only the fifth Irish woman to complete an Olympic marathon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. St Rynagh’s Football GAA Club were delighted to have Pauline to launch the Cloghan 10K.

Last July Cloghan opened the Cloghan 1K which is a 1km Slí na Sláinte Irish Heart Foundation route and this year we wanted to set people a challenge in the community to either walk, jog or run the 10K.

The 10K run will be on the roads around Cloghan and all runners, jogger & walkers are welcome. It will be on Sunday, August 28 at 12pm with registration on the day from 10.30am at St Rynaghs Football Club, Cloghan or online at www.strynaghsfootballclub.ie.

Entry for the race online is €20 or on the day is €25. There is also a race goody bag and t-shirt for the first 200 entrants.

In the build up to the run, Offaly Sports Partnership are arranging a 10 week training program starting on Wednesday, June 22 at 7.30pm.

Training will be done each week by qualified trainers and the training will be on each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturday from 10am to 11am and all runners, jogger & walkers welcome.

The cost for the 10 week Training Program including race entry is €60. This works out at €2 per night for the training and you can join at any time throughout the 10 weeks. If you can’t pay the full amount up front, you can do so over the duration of the 10 week training program.

Registration will be available at any time during the 10 weeks or you can call Paul Buckley on 086 3248086 for more information.

Remember 30 minutes of physical activity, five days a week is recommended as part of a healthy lifestyle by the Irish Heart Foundation and Health Authorities.