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Walk and Talk hits fifteenth milestone

Fifteen years of an Island-wide programme aimed to help people get fit, socialise and recover from illness will be celebrated today (Sunday).

The first Walk and Talk session took place at the National Sports Centre in 1999.

This morning – a combined 225,000 miles later – and with weekly attendances of more than 300, the 15th anniversary will be marked.

Manx Sport and Recreation, with the support of the Public Health Directorate, is hosting a one-off walk covering a three kilometre route along Douglas promenades.

Walkers will set off from the War Memorial at 10am and head to the Summerland end of the promenade, returning to the start point.

Those who take part will receive a special Walk and Talk certificate.


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