Thousands stride out for Operation Transformation walks

Thousands stride out for Operation Transformation walks
Taking part in the Operation Transformation walk which was lead by Pamela Swayne, one of the OT leaders, at Youghal. Picture Denis Minihane.

THOUSANDS of people were out pounding the pavements in Cork at the weekend for Operation Transformation (OT) walks in Youghal, Doneraile and Knocknaheeny.

Members of the Aherne, Smith, Cunningham and Daly families, Youghal, taking part in the RTÉ show Operation Transformation walk, in conjunction with Sport Ireland and the Local Sports Partnerships, lead by Pamela Swayne, one of the OT leaders, at Youghal. 	Picture: Denis Minihane
Members of the Aherne, Smith, Cunningham and Daly families, Youghal, taking part in the RTÉ show Operation Transformation walk, in conjunction with Sport Ireland and the Local Sports Partnerships, lead by Pamela Swayne, one of the OT leaders, at Youghal. Picture: Denis Minihane

With prams and pooches, people turned out in their droves to walk alongside this year’s Cork OT leader Pamela Swayne in Youghal and last year’s leader Wayne O’Donnell in Doneraile as well as in Knocknaheeny.

Kim and Leah Lenane and Orla Riordan. Picture Denis Minihane.
Kim and Leah Lenane and Orla Riordan. Picture Denis Minihane.

Pam, aged 36, mother to Ally, Leigh, Lilly, and Mikie, works part-time at the Amber petrol station in Youghal.

Callie O’Connor, front, who came from Rathcormac to walk with Helen Kent, Jessica Hurley and Shirley Kent, Fair Hill, in the Operation Transformation walk at Knocknaheeny. Picture: Mike English

Callie O’Connor, front, who came from Rathcormac to walk with Helen Kent, Jessica Hurley and Shirley Kent, Fair Hill, in the Operation Transformation walk at Knocknaheeny. 	Picture: Mike English
Callie O’Connor, front, who came from Rathcormac to walk with Helen Kent, Jessica Hurley and Shirley Kent, Fair Hill, in the Operation Transformation walk at Knocknaheeny. Picture: Mike English

She was inspired to sign up for Operation Transformation by her daughter Lilly, aged seven, and her participation on the show is part of a four-year plan to be fit and healthy by the time she turns 40.

Kay and Sarah Jane Daly, Youghal, and Kizzy the dog taking part in the RTE show Operation Transformation in conjunction with Sport Ireland and the Local Sports Partnerships walk at Youghal/
Kay and Sarah Jane Daly, Youghal, and Kizzy the dog taking part in the RTE show Operation Transformation in conjunction with Sport Ireland and the Local Sports Partnerships walk at Youghal/

A sea of people took to the scenic routes arranged by OT and enjoyed a stroll in fresh calm conditions with a hint of sunshine.

Pamela Swayne (sixth from left) with extended family members at the RTE show Operation Transformation.

Pamela Swayne (sixth from left) with extended family members at the RTE show Operation Transformation.
Pamela Swayne (sixth from left) with extended family members at the RTE show Operation Transformation.

Eoghan, Jessica, Eva and Ben Power, Youghal, taking part in the RTE show Operation Transformation. Video with this.

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