Nordic Walking week commencing 21st August, 2017
Hi Nordic Walkers,
Thank you to all of you who came along to the half marathon Charity Pub walk today. The weather was perfect and the company as great as ever. A BIG thank you to my Walk Leaders who put in a lot of time to ensure this walk was safe for everyone. It was a lovely treat having fresh brownies at the 1st pub, scrummy chips at the 2nd and just cooked sausage rolls at the 3rd pub! Finishing up with amazing cakes (which are now legendary) made by our lovely walkers. Bedford Hospice Daycentre staff joined us on this walk and I was happy to be able to hand them a cheque for £377. Thanks again everyone who took part and also donated to this brilliant cause.
Going to do walks in different locations on Wednesday mornings but still do Rowney Warren now and then. We’ll just trial this for a few weeks. This week we will start from The White Hart in Campton. Amazing countryside and views all round on this one.
The Pop Up walk this week will start at Priory Country Park and we will walk the Embankment to past the Town bridge and crossing the new bridge to the new area that is just lovely. We will have a brief stop here for those wanting to see Bev’s new place. Moving on we head back up the river on the other side where we can stop for a nice cuppa en route. This walk will be approx. 4.5miles on pavement so you’ll need paws. £5
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BOOK ONTO ANY CLASSES THAT ARE MARKED IN BOLD by 8pm the night prior to your walk. You can do this by texting me at 07894791527. Thanks.
Apologies to my Thursday group who I managed to lead into sticky clay/mud where we all grew about 6 inches! You were very good not to moan!
NORDIC WALKING CLASS COSTS:
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
SPEED GRADING KEY:
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)
*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, 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 – Hub Car Park (5)*
Wednesday 10am – The White Hart, Mill Ln, Campton SG17 5NX (2) & (3) – £5*
Wednesday 6pm – Ampthill Park West Car Park (2)*
Thursday 10am – Woburn, Public car park (across form church) Woburn (2 & 3)
Thursday 12pm – FREE TASTER SESSION – The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine. Booking essential.
Thursday 5:30pm – HIT – Ampthill West Car Park*
Thursday 7:30pm – Nordic Social, Monte’s, Cranfield
Friday 10am – POP UP WALK – Priory Country Park, Barkers Lane, Bedford, Meeting at the flagpole car park (2 & 3)*
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 12:30pm – BEGINNERS COURSE (session 1) – The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine. Booking essential.
Saturday 2:30pm – BEGINNER COURSE (session 1) – The Village Hall, Court Road, Cranfield. Booking essential.
What a great week we have in store! See you all soon!
Pictures this week: The start of the Charity Pub Walk at The Hub, Russett Woods on Saturday’s morning group, The Tuesday group enjoying the heather in Coopers Hill and the lovely furry friend who joined us and completed the Charity walk today, having a well deserved ice cream!