Nordic Walking week commencing 25th February, 2018
Great turnout for the “flat-ish” walk at Woburn last Friday, I did get some grief as I advertised it as a flat walk but there were a couple of long inclines that I’d forgot about admittedly. However, all who attended did a fab job and it was good to see the grimacing faces from the inclines turned into proud grins at the end!
NORDIC SOCIAL – MONTE’S TANDOORI, CRANFIELD
Thursday March 1st, 7:15pm
Our fun Nordic Social evenings are always a treat at Monte’s. Bring your own drinks and just let me know by Tuesday evening if you can come. Thanks.
ST PATRICK’S DAY PUB WALK –
Saturday 17th March – 11am – West Car Park, Ampthill Park – £5
Each year we do our St Paddy’s Day walk and this year it falls on a Saturday. This will be a 3.5 mile walk for all speed of walker; just bring your paws and wear something Green as we walk around Ampthill before stopping at the Pub! What better way to spend St Patricks Day! Non Nordic Walking friends and family are welcome.
For those interested in the Snowdonia trip away in September (11th-14th), can you please let me know by the end of the week as I need to sort out accommodation and this is dependent on numbers. Thanks.
CHATSWORTH/MONSAL TRAIL PEAK DISTRICT
Due to the accommodation in the Bakewell area being mostly fully booked the weekend of 19th/20th May, we’re just going to do a day trip up to do the The Monsal Trail 10 mile walk on Sunday May 20th and I will rearrange the date for the Chatsworth walk shortly. The Monsal Trail has some good hills and spectacular views, gorges, viaducts and waterfalls. Pub lunch and maybe a Bakewell Tart will make this a fab day out! Car sharing available to and from this great walk. If you are unsure if this walk is something you can do fitness wise, please contact me for a chat.
THE SEVEN SISTERS WALK – 29TH JULY
This walk is not for the faint hearted! It is a great walk with amazing views over the sea but it is tough with mega up and down hills. This walk is for Moderate 1/Strider and experienced walkers only. We will be doing another coastal trip down in Dorset over the summer which will be easier and of Gentle Plus pace.
GOODWOOD 10K CHARITY WALK – MAY 12TH
Remember to book onto this Charity walk and let me know if you’ll want to car share. Looking to go down to Chichester the evening before so if you’re coming, lets get this booked! This is for all grade of walker.
Register here: https://www.just-walk.co.uk/
NORDIC WALKING CLASS COSTS:
All evening classes – £5
Moderate – £5 or £4 if you have your own Poles
Striders & Gentle – £5
Super G – £10
Long Distance and Pop Up walks costs dependent on Distance.
Private Sessions: £12.50 – £15
SPEED GRADING KEY:
1 = Striders (for the faster Nordic Walker, optional Hill running)
2 = HIT Nordic (High Intensity Training, Tough and exhilarating!)
3 = Moderate (2 Speeds to choose from)
4 = Gentle Plus (a smidge slower than Mod 2)
5 = Gentle (slow, steady, energizing)
6 = Super G (Very slow so extra care can be taken)
*BOOKING ESSENTIAL FOR ALL CLASSES MARKED BOLD BY 8PM THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WALK. THANKS.
THIS WEEK’S WALKS
Monday 10am – Cranfield, Village Hall, Court Road, MK43 0DX (3&4
Tuesday 8:45am – Ampthill Park West Car Park (1)*
Tuesday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (5)*
Tuesday 10am – Ampthill Park West Car Park (3&4)
Thursday 10am – Bedford Park, Foster Hill Road, Bedford (3&4)
Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (5)*
Saturday 9:15am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (1)*
Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (3&4)
NORDIC TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP
Saturday. 10th March 11am, Ampthill West Car park
Please book onto this 40 minute workshop before the 10th. Involves video analysis of your technique progression. Learn to get the most from your poles!
For all the latest info on all our walks and events, please go to the website www.walk2fitness.co.uk
Wrap up warm this week, it’s going to be a chilly one!