Members of the Carrick-on-Shannon CS team who competed in the Minor Boys relay at the All-Ireland Schools Track & Field Finals 2016.
Carrick-on-Shannon Community School is one of sixty schools to have been selected for an innovative new “iRunForFun” programme organised by Athletics Ireland.
The “iRunForFun” programme aims to increase activity levels of entire schools by encouraging engagement in recreational running for students of all levels of fitness. It also aims to give students an increased awareness of the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle.
Carrick-on-Shannon Community School is the only school from Leitrim to be selected for the “iRunForFun” programme which runs over six weeks and includes three levels catering for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners.
Irish Schools Athletic Association Director, Anthony White said “The response and uptake to the iRunForFun programme is very positive. It is very encouraging to see the impact we can make at schools and offer students the opportunity to participate in recreational running in a fun and safe environment”.
Carrick-on-Shannon Community School start their programme in January and the schools Physical Education teachers will receive their six week iRunForFun training programme to encourage students to complete the programme.
Each participant will receive a purpose made iRunForFun training diary which will training tips, nutritional advice, benefits of exercise, and other relevant items of interest. It will also provide students with a means whereby they can log and monitor their training progress.
The school will be advised to link up with a local athletics clubs in the area who will give advice to students during the running of the programme while also encouraging students, both elite and recreational, to become involved in their local club.
More information at www.athleticsireland.ie