On Saturday morning, in very cold conditions almost 550 men, women and children took part in Operation Transformation Walks organised by South Tipperary Sports Partnership.
The walks were two of 54 walks organised throughout the County in conjunction with RTE’s television programme Operation Transformation.
Valerie Connolly, Sports Co-ordinator with South Tipperary Sports Partnership said: “this is a very important event in the promotion of healthy living and the pursuit of exercise and it is fantastic to see so many people of all ages participating in this year’s event.” Tipperary County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Michael Fitzgerald officially started the event at 10am from the Clonmel Park Hotel.
The walk was led by walking leaders Geraldine Houlihan, Nicola Maunsell & Sabina Caffery along a 5k route around by Marlfield and returning to the Clonmel Park Hotel where the near 300 participants enjoyed fruit and water which was kindly sponsored by LIDL.
The newly formed Buggy Brigade Fitness group were out in force on Saturday as part of the Operation Transformation programme.
Local Cllr. Andy Moloney started proceedings at Duneske Sports Complex in Cahir where almost 250 participants, led by Seamus Conway & Sheila Slattery also walked the 5km after a great warm up which was led by Jason Coffey & Billy Noble of Duneske Sports Centre.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.