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.
Due to huge demand we have decided to launch a third Couch To 2k Programme starting Monday, 8th June. Registration is now open. Book early as we imagine this programme will get booked up quickly!
Taking up jogging can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership Team will help you work towards moving from walking to jogging your 2 kilometers in just 4 weeks starting the 8th June.
What is a Couch to 2K?
Whether you've never jogged before or if you just want to get more active, Couch to 2K is a FREE and easy way of getting more energy and healthier in your local area. Under the Restriction of Covid 19, 5 kilometer exercise limit, we don’t want you jogging in circles and decided that we would break it down to achievable targets. This is for everyone who would like to get from walking to jogging, but might be a little unsure on how to get started. Sometimes we are all very enthusiastic at the start and we can overdo it, feel defeated and give up when we are just getting going. This programme works because it starts with a mix of walking and jogging to gradually build up your fitness & stamina.
Agencies and organisations involved in the delivery and promotion of outdoor amenities have welcomed the recognition of the importance of the outdoor recreation in Phase 1 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business.
Outdoor recreation plays an important role in supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of society and people are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors while adhering to Government protocols and public health guidelines.
Irish people are partaking in more individual sport and recreational walking during the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. That was the key finding of research published today by Sport Ireland, which shows a surge in numbers walking, cycling and running since the restrictions were put in place in March.