Week commencing 18th September 2017

Nordic Walking week commencing 18th September, 2017

Hi Walkers,

Great to see so many old faces returning to the walks.  With summer behind us, this is a fab time to re-focus and get back into your fitness as we look forward to a great Autumn season of walks.  We will be doing some new walks too this season and my Walk Leaders and I are busy finding some great new routes for us to enjoy.  Some more challenging than others!  I’ll look forward to seeing you all out there on the trails!

Could all walkers who are taking part in the London 12 Bridges walk, drop me an email or text just so I know who is coming and then I can get organized with timings to meet at Flitwick station on the day.

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Friday 29th September
We have been invited to The George Inn, in Maulden for their coffee morning raising funds for the Macmillan Charity.  Therefore, I will be doing a POP UP WALK that will have us finish at the pub.  This will be a linear walk from Ampthill of approximately 5.5 miles. If everyone leaves their car at The George Inn at 9am we will ferry everyone to the start of the walk at The Hub in Ampthill.  The walk should take around 1 hour 45 mins. Please book by 27th September. Cost: £6.  Thanks.

Cotswold Day Out – Wednesday 11th October 
This will be a fun day out with a Gentle walk in and around Bourton on the Water and Stowe on the Wold.  Arriving mid morning we will have a stroll from Bourton on the Water to the Slaughters where we will have a warm cuppa and cake.  After a mooch around the Mill and then back at Bourton, we will head to Stow on the Wold for lunch and a further mooch around their lovely shops.  This is geared towards the more Gentle/Gentle Plus walkers but anyone is welcome.  Just know it will be at a slower pace.  Cost £10 Please book by 8th October.

Kathy’s Silver Workshop – 20th October
Our Kathy is doing two of her fab Silver Workshops making amazing jewellery, pendants and gifts just for our Nordic Walkers & friends. The workshops take place in her home in Shefford and the morning session is from 10am – 12pm and the afternoon session is from 1pm – 3:30pm.  Costs include all materials and tuition along with a light lunch. No prior experience is necessary.  For details of what will be included in the sessions, please contact Kathy at Katie.flutie1@gmail.com or phone 07806433394.  Kathy travels the country teaching her silver workshops so this is a real treat, just for our Walkers!


All evening classes – £5
Moderate & Gentle Plus – £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

1 = Striders (for the faster Nordic Walker, optional Hill running)
2 = Moderate (yet challenging)
3 = Gentle Plus (smidge slower than Moderate yet invigorating)
4 = Gentle (marginally slower than G+ class but energizing)
5 = HIT Nordic (High Intensity Training, Tough and exhilarating!)
6 = Super G (Very slow so extra care can be taken)
Monday 10am – Cranfield, Village Hall, Court Road, Cranfield (2 & 3)
Tuesday 8:45am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (1)*
Tuesday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (4)*

Tuesday 10am – Ampthill Park, West car park (2) & (3)
Tuesday 11:45am – Super G – Ampthill Park, Hub car Park (6)
Wednesday 10am – Walk returning next week. 
Wednesday 10:30am – PARKINSON’S & MS TECHNIQUE CLASSES (45 mins) Booking Essential
Wednesday 11:30am – PARKINSON’S & MS TECHNIQUE CLASSES (1 HOUR) Booking Essential

Wednesday 6pm – Ampthill Park West Car Park (2)*
Thursday 10am – The Bedford Golf Club, Carnoustie Drive, Great Denham (River walk) – (2 & 3)
Thursday 6pm – HIT – Ampthill West Car Park*
Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (4)*
Saturday 9:15am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (1)* 

Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (2) & (3)
Saturday 11am – BEGINNERS COURSE SESSION 3 – Ampthill Park, West Car Park
Sunday 11am – MEMORY WALK, Bedford. 
ALZHEIMERS UK – Memory Walk, Bedford – 24th September.
Our group is meeting at the Oasis Swimming Pool, Cardington Road, Bedford, on the far side of the car park at 10:15am.  If you haven’t already signed up for this one, you can do so here: 
https://www.memorywalk.org.uk/find-a-walk/bedford/   Ideal walk for Gentle and Gentle plus as this is all flat and a good, fun, 5 mile challenge!
If you’d like to sign up for this really fun event you can do so here:https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Get_involved/Fundraising-events/bridgeschallenge/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5fbS4LL31QIVJbXtCh1TXwBrEAAYASAAEgKmu_D_BwEFor all the latest info on our upcoming walks and challenges go to www.walk2fitness.co.ukMany thanks,