Annual Finn Valley Spring 5k

Photo: The popular annual Finn Valley Spring 5k Series kicks off Feb 9th and continuing March 2nd,9th and 23rd has on this occassion added an innovative team dimension aimed at the many various Couch to 5k /Fit 4Life/Operation Transformation groups that have sprung up in pretty much every village in the area .Recreation running/ walking whether engaged in to lose weight ,to become part of a healthier lifestyle indeed engaged for social community purposes is a win win in every respect . Series Director Patsy Mc Gonagle explains that 'a Fit Team Challenge will provide an extra stimulus involving as many as indeed the group can enthuse on each day no limit but 10 to score on each day for their  Team . It provides an extra outlet for the weekly programme and as they compare notes on their performance over a cuppa afterwards sets each squad up for another week all working and coming together as often as possible to provide the neccessary motivation '. Its estimated that there are as many as 35 to 40  such groups in Donegal alone .To underline the fun element  of the Challenge which will be tweaked year on year nobody that has at any point medalled at a Donegal championship at novice intermediate senior  or  Masters level will be scored in this Team Fit Challenge aspect of the events .It will be business as usual in every other aspect but this add on is aimed at the new recruits to the running /walking/jogging fraternity.Every other aspect of the race series remains the same as previous years with a t-shirt guaranteed for anyone who turns out on 3 of the 4 events.In 2013 the turnout on each day was somewhere between 300/400 . To pre enter its finnvalley1@gmail.com or enquiries 0872226112The popular annual Finn Valley Spring 5k Series kicks off Feb 9th and continuing March 2nd,9th and 23rd has on this occassion added an innovative team dimension aimed at the many various Couch to 5k /Fit 4Life/Operation Transformation groups that have sprung up in pretty much every village in the area .Recreation running/ walking whether engaged in to lose weight ,to become part of a healthier lifestyle indeed engaged for social community purposes is a win win in every respect . Series Director Patsy Mc Gonagle explains that ‘a Fit Team Challenge will provide an extra stimulus involving as many as indeed the group can enthuse on each day no limit but 10 to score on each day for their  Team . It provides an extra outlet for the weekly programme and as they compare notes on their performance over a cuppa afterwards sets each squad up for another week all working and coming together as often as possible to provide the neccessary motivation ‘. Its estimated that there are as many as 35 to 40  such groups in Donegal alone .
To underline the fun element  of the Challenge which will be tweaked year on year nobody that has at any point medalled at a Donegal championship at novice intermediate senior  or  Masters level will be scored in this Team Fit Challenge aspect of the events .It will be business as usual in every other aspect but this add on is aimed at the new recruits to the running /walking/jogging fraternity.
Every other aspect of the race series remains the same as previous years with a t-shirt guaranteed for anyone who turns out on 3 of the 4 events.In 2013 the turnout on each day was somewhere between 300/400 . To pre enter itsfinnvalley1@gmail.com or enquiries 0872226112

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