Calling all our members, Parents, Grandparents and supporters.
Hope everyone is keeping well during this level 5 lockdown.
While we are unable to open our gates and engage with our members at the moment.
Walk to #KeepWell is an initiative that Hockey Ireland are involved with Sport Ireland as part of the Keep Well Campaign, and we would love our members to get involved.
We are asking you to challenge yourself by:
Step 1: complete the Operation Transformation 12 minute walking challenge (details below)
Step 2: complete the Get Ireland Walking 21 days of walking
Step 3: complete the 12 minute walking challenge again on day 22
Step 4: Use a results tool on the Sport Ireland website to see your improvement.
12 Minute Walking Challenge:
Prof Niall Moyna of DCU, in collaboration with RTE’s Operation Transformation, have developed this 12 minute challenge to demonstrate the minimum fitness standard for your age group. The challenge will be promoted and aired on the show on Wednesday 3rd of February.
The challenge will show you where you sit within the minimum standards of physical fitness and give you a target to aim for within your age bracket and gender.
It is worth noting that while we are primarily promoting this as a walking challenge, members can of course run if they wish to. We are also encouraging our younger members to get involved and see how they can improve their fitness over the 21 days.
We would encourage all groups to get involved send on photos for our social media to your coaches and use the #stepitup #keepwell as well as tagging Portrane HC and Sport Ireland in any social posts.
We hope that this initiative will encourage members to mind their physical and mental health and shine some positivity in what are very difficult times.
Best of luck with the Challenge