Community Walking Leader Training Course to be held in Bantry on Election Count weekend

17 February 2016
By Elaine Murphy


The Irish Heart Foundation in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership and HSE Health Promotion will run a Community Walking Leader Training Course, February 27th-28th (the weekend of the General election count) in the West Lodge Hotel, Bantry, West Cork. The training is primarily aimed at those wishing to lead a local walking group or promote walking in their community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training and a follow up 4 week leader task to try out your new walking leader skills.

Irish Heart Foundation, HSE Health Promotion and the Irish Sports Council are subsidising the course and there is a nominal fee of €50 which will cover your training, materials and two lunches. The course will run on Saturday February 27th, 9am-5pm and Sunday February 28th 9am-2.00pm.

During the weekend you will gain a greater understanding of the health benefits of walking, learn to develop and lead a local walking session for mixed fitness levels, receive advice on starting a new walking group or promoting an existing group and gain a greater understanding of posture, technique, stretching and safety issues for a successful walk.

Set yourself on the path to success and keep your New Year’s resolutions on track. For more information on the course or to register please contact Tara Curran, or Claire Hurley, or download an application form from

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