You can make a declaration of love for your physical and mental wellbeing at An Ríocht AC on this St. Valentine’s Night from 7pm sharp.
Bring a friend, a partner, a lover or all three and set yourself on a path of fitness for the season of re-awakening.
Training will continue on each Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm. There is a follow up to the Couch-to-5K training sessions in that the club organises a 5K road race/fun run at the end of the typical ten to 11 week training spell.
Joy of Health and Fitness
It is here that the joy of health and fitness can be truly felt and witnessed. There are people who do the road race as just that and that’s how they get their kicks.
There are those who do it in groups and who encourage each other every step of the way.
For the latter, the crossing of the finish line, the hanging of the souvenir medal around the neck and the congratulations and the hugs makes every ounce of sweat worth it.
Couch-to-5K makes its spring return tonight and it’s timely as many people will have long forgotten resolutions made in the deep mid winter.
Open to All
While An Riocht has one of the strongest athletics clubs in the country from our juvenile club right up to its high performance programme, its facilities and experience are open to all levels of ability and none.
An Ríocht Athletics Club offers people a way to stay fit and healthy in a non-competitive environment.
One of its most popular training sessions is indeed, the Couch-to-5k which is for people of all ages and fitness levels.
It was the creation of this niche a few years ago that provided the club with its greatest following. On the first night of the last session in the autumn someone posted: “Savage crowd here at the opening night of Couch-to-5K at An Ríocht.”
That modern day, electronic exclamation spoke volumes for the popularity of the twice weekly training session.
These sessions start off with the participants being encouraged to walk a few laps of the track. The pace picks up and a little light jogging is encouraged. If jogging is beyond your capability then walking is fine. The evenings end with a light stretching session under the eye of one of the club instructors on the floodlit, tartan track with loads of parking spaces around and all for just €2 per night.
It all gets underway at An Riocht at 7pm tonight and you can see for yourself by getting involved.
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