Operation Transformation walk in Emo

Operation Transformation is coming to Laois on Saturday January 19 at 11am in Emo Court.

Operation Transformation is coming to Laois on Saturday January 19 at 11am in Emo Court.

As part of RTE`s Operation Transformation National Walk campaign, a 4.3km walk will be led by Irish Heart Foundation Walking leaders. Similar walks will take place across Ireland on the day. The walk will start and finish at the entrance to Emo Court where registration will take place at 10.30am.

Dr Eddie Murphy, Clinical Psychologist for the show and Leinster Express columnist, is a Portarlington man, but as he will be supporting a leader on another walk, he won’t be able to attend Emo.

“The Emo walk is always very popular, and I encourage everyone in the community to come out on Saturday. It’s a fun event, it’s non competitive and it sets off a good marker for the new year,” he says.

Refreshments will be provided at Emo Community Centre following the walk, which is accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. The event is free and is open to all ages and abilities, families welcome. For health and safety concerns no dogs are permitted on the walk.

“Whether you have already broken the New Year`s resolution of being more active or you wish to kick start it now, this relatively flat walk is just the thing for you. Looking forward to seeing you in Emo on the 19th, let’s show the nation what Laois can do and walk your way to fitness,” says Caroline Myers from Laois Sports Partnership.

Along with the five Operation Transformation leaders the RTE show is seeking groups from all around the country to follow the Operation Transformation health and fitness plan. For more information visit www.rte.ie/ot/events or www.irishsportscouncil.ie. This walk is supported by OPW in Emo Court, Laois Partnership.