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Walking Leader Training Course
By Mayo Sports Partnership
24, Oct 2015 - 07:33

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Irish Heart Foundation

Walking Leader Training Course

Date: 7th & 8th November 2015

Venue: Lough Lannagh Holiday Village, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a voluntary walking group or to promote walking in the community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training (15 hours) and then a follow up 4 week walking programme to try out your new walking leaders skills. The course will commence at 7.00pm on Friday and finish on Sunday afternoon after lunch.

Irish Heart Foundation, Irish Sports Council, Mayo County Council and Mayo Sports Partnership are subsidising the Walking Leader Training weekend and there is a nominal cost of €50 for the 2 and a half day course. However if you are a member of a Fit4Life , Men on the Move or a Walking Group / Club in Mayo the cost will be further reduced to €25 per person. The course fee will cover your tutor costs, materials and pedometer. It will also include 2 lunches and tea/coffee breaks throughout the weekend.

Course content will include prescribing walking programmes suitable for people of all fitness ability, safety issues, planning walking sessions and programmes, how to start your own walking group, developing a walking route and advice on issues such as posture, technique, stretching, intensity, clothing, etc

Places on the course will be limited so if you are interested in attending contact Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9047025 or email

Closing Date for Applications is Wednesday 4th November

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