In a series of special commissioned videos by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the Sports Partnership team – local personalities from every area of sports are coming together to urge people to get out and about, within government guidelines, and get some fresh air and exercise as the lockdown unwinds and reopening rolls out.
It can be a challenge to continue your physical activity during these unprecedented times, but Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership and the County Council are here to help. We are lucky to live in an active County and our local parks, seafront and mountains are perfect for people of all abilities to get out for a walk, cycle or play sports.
To celebrate Sport Ireland’s upcoming BeActive Day (June 28th) the 4 Dublin City and County Councils and the network of 4 Dublin Local Sports Partnerships are coming together to provide a free, 6 week, Couch to 3k programme for adults starting the week of Monday, June 29th.
Whether you have never jogged before or if you just want to get more active, Couch to 3K is an easy way of getting more energy and feeling healthier. This programme is for everyone, male and female, who would like to get from walking to jogging, but might be a little unsure on how to get started. The programme works because it is not just focused on running, it starts with a mix of walking and jogging to gradually build up your fitness & stamina. It is aimed at beginners and based on your time and ability to participate.
People can get further information and sign up, for free, through the Eventbrite page https://allofdublincouchto3k.eventbrite.ie
As we move through the various phases of the Government Roadmap, Sport Ireland are continuing to provide training and support resources to the sector in relation to Covid-19.
In addition to the ongoing assessment of protocols & support resources from the Expert Group, Sport Ireland will provide a blend of classroom based and eLearning opportunities for Funded bodies, Club & Community Groups, Coaches, Volunteers & Participants.
The Sport Ireland COVID-19 Awareness eLearning Course is now available on it’s website here https://www.sportireland.ie/covid19/course
View Phase 2 of Ireland’s Roadmap for reopening which is in place right now.
Phase 2 commences from Monday, 8 June and introduces some relaxations that affect outdoor activity. The advice provided here relates to Phase 2. This advice will be updated as we movethrough the phases or if there are any changes in the advice from government.
You should not travel beyond your county or 20 kilometres from where you live if crossing county boundaries. However, if you are feeling unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing do not exercise. Stay home and seek medical attention.
Couch to 5K is a jogging/running plan for absolute beginners and is for everyone. Whether you have never run before or if you just want to get more active, Couch to 5K is a free and easy way of getting fitter and healthier. It is about being kind to yourself, letting yourself go more slowly than you think you should so that you can do more than you believed you could.