Week commencing 25th September 2017

Nordic Walking week commencing 25th September, 2017

Hi Walkers,

Thanks to all the walkers who took part in The Memory Walk today in Bedford.  You certainly had a beautiful day and a lot of fun if the pictures you sent me are anything to go by.  Nice to see Kevin Whately again this year with our walkers, hoping he didn’t call the poles skiing sticks again this year!  Well done all.

New Nordic Walking Graduates! 

I’d like to welcome all our Newbies who have just completed their Technique course. They are: Ian, David, Jan, Kieran, Sue B, Sally, Steve A, Ann, Penny, Colette, Sarah, Steve, Lynne, David, Kay, Rani & Caroline.  Welll done all of you.  We look forward to seeing you all on the walks!

Pop Up Friday 29th September, new start location. 

The George Inn in Maulden is having their coffee morning early so I thought we would have coffee/tea (cake) there to start with and walk to The Hub in Ampthill Park where there is another Macmillan Coffee morning to finish.  Therefore, if all walkers wishing to attend this Pop Up Cake Walk could park at The Hub car park, Ampthill at 9am, we will then transfer you to Maulden for a nice cuppa before the start of the walk.  This is approximately a 5.5mile walk with lovely views most of the way but undoubtedly the best company around! Cost £6

Nordic Christmas Lunch – Thursday 14th December!

This year we will be having our Christmas lunch at The Chequers in Westoning again as it was so great last year.  Spaces are limited to 26, so please let me know as soon as you can if you wish to attend.  They need a £10 deposit per person and you can give this to me or any of the Walk Leaders.  I’d like to get numbers confirmed by October 20th if possible.  Thanks Guys.(weird to be thinking of Christmas so early?!)

NEW BEGINNERS COURSE – Saturday, 7th October – Ampthill Park

Please tell your friends and family about the New Beginners course starting soon.  Yay!

Booking onto classes

This is for the new Walkers but also those of you who forget from time to time!  All walks that are in Bold below are Booking Classes.  To book if you could text me on 07894791527, that would be great.  Failure to book may mean that class will be cancelled as I need a minimum of three walkers for it to go ahead.  I will see also about getting a Booking Button put on the website also. Thanks.


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 – Rowney Warren, Sandy Lane, near Shefford (2 & 3)*
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 Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine (2 & 3)
Thursday 6pm – HIT – Ampthill West Car Park*
Friday 9am – Pop Up Cake Walk for Macmillan – The Hub, Ampthill Park. £6

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)
We will be leaving from Flitwick Train Station at 8:16am so those who want to get the group discount tickets, please arrive no later than 8am so we can sort it.  Some of you are coming from Bedford and this train will leave at 8:06am for there. Gordon is the man when it comes to organising routes whether on the countryside trails or London Transport so we will be in good hands. The walks starts at Battersea Park and finishes near Tower Bridge.  Please bring a packed lunch with you as we will stop at the London Eye for a break.  After the walk we are going to celebrate at the Pub called Hung Drawn and Quartered where we can enjoy some drinks and pub food.  The pub know we’re coming and have allocated us some space.  We will then head back home with our medals and great satisfaction of completing a fab challenge!  Good luck everyone!For all the latest info on our upcoming walks and challenges go to www.walk2fitness.co.uk
Many thanks,
Pictures this week:  The Memory Walk today, The Pop Up Walk last Friday at Barton Springs, Mushroom at Coopers Hill.