Hazel steps in as the new man­ager at An Riocht Health and Leisure Club

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

HAZEL BYRNE has taken up the man­ager’s po­si­tion at An Ríocht Health and Leisure Club.

The Co. Wick­low na­tive has taken up the po­si­tion which be­came va­cant when Kate McSweeney took up a full-time teach­ing post at Scoil Mhuire in Knock­nagoshel Vil­lage last month.

Ms. Byrne, who moved to Kerry in 2002, is a Health, Leisure and Fit­ness grad­u­ate of I.T. Tralee. For the past ten years she has been work­ing in the health and leisure in­dus­try, with ex­pe­ri­ence in health pro­mo­tion, gym man­age­ment, sports de­vel­op­ment and the man­age­ment of com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties.

“I’m very for­tu­nate to be man­ag­ing such a fan­tas­tic fa­cil­ity. I think it’s a huge credit to the club and I’m look­ing for­ward to the new chal­lenge and build­ing on the hard work of the pre­vi­ous man­agers,” she said.

In other club news: There is huge en­thu­si­asm again for the au­tumn Couch-To-5K pro­gramme as some 230 par­tic­i­pants turned up on its first night back last week.

The se­ries, which does as it says, gets peo­ple from their couches and gen­tly and grad­u­ally gets them into the frame of mind with fit­ness at its core. And there are lots of like­minded peo­ple for com­pany.

The 12 week se­ries will cul­mi­nate in a five kilo­me­tre run/ jog/walk and a bit of a knees-up af­ter­wards.

Couch-to-5K will con­tinue each Tues­day and Thurs­day evenings from 7pm at just €2 per per­son per night.

Wick­low na­tive Hazel Byrne is the newly ap­pointed man­ager at An Ríocht AC.

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