Nordic Walking week commencing 22nd January, 2018
Very wild and windy weather this past week. It’s always great to get the wind behind you helping you up the hills, but head on….that’s a workout! With all the rain/sleet this past weekend we will be keeping the walks relatively flat this week and on the less mucky and slippy routes. This does give you the opportunity to work on your speed though so it’s all good!
The two pics this week were taken on the risk assessment we did at Dunstable Downs on Friday. We are going to be doing this lovely circular walk which takes us to Tottenhoe for a Pub Lunch and back again. Taking in some great views this is a great walk of approx. 7.5 miles. Date to be announced this week. Yay!
I have spent a lot of time in care homes for the elderly recently and I couldn’t help but notice how many people suffer with immobility in their later years. There’s a quote I use sometimes to promote Nordic Walking and general fitness but I think it’s important to keep reminding ourselves of these words (and act on them) so we give ourselves the best possible chance at good health and mobility/independence later in life. So….“Do something Today that your future self will thank you for.”
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:
3 = Moderate (2 Speeds to choose from)
4 = Gentle Plus (a smidge slower than Mod 2)
5 = Gentle (slow, steady, energizing)
THIS WEEK’S WALKS
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)
Wednesday 1pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine 1/3
Thursday 10am – Bedford Park, Foster Hill Road, Bedford (3&4) Paws
Thursday 1pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Woburn, Public car park 1/3
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)
Saturday 11am – BEGINNERS COURSE – Ampthill Park – Session 3/3 Fully Booked.
Saturday 12pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Ampthill Park – Session 2/3