Nordic Walking week commencing 28th August, 2017
Hi Nordic Walkers,
Hopefully I won’t need to amend this week’s email and luckily I didn’t have any chips this week, scummy or otherwise! We had a great week last week and some real progression shown in speeds from many of you. Thanks to Bev for making the Thursday walk so enjoyable with a visit to your lovely new home.
Have you all been watching the news this week about the lack of walking people do? Very shocking statistics. 44% of Londoners only doing 10 minutes brisk walking A MONTH! I would go insane! So glad we’re all out and about doing our walks with great company, getting fit and healthy and enjoying the outdoors. Love it.
This week’s Wednesday walk is a new route and has stunning panoramic views. It will take approx 1 hour 10mins and finishing at the Pub; we will have a well deserved drink to finish. Long trousers adviseable on this one.
Anyone wanting the Walk2Fitness tops can go to No Limitz in Bedford to choose your size/colour and various styled tops with the logo on. You just have to ask for Michael.
So a few reminders of upcoming Charity walks we’re doing and a Nordic Walking event in France next year to tell you about. Also I will be offering up some longer distance walks shortly to add to your diaries. Yay!
UPCOMING CHARITY WALKS
ALZHEIMERS UK – Bedford – 24th September.
If you haven’t already signed up for this one, you can do so here:https://www.memorywalk.org.uk/
DIABETES UK – LONDON 12 BRIDGES 10 MILE CHALLENGE
If you’d like to sign up for this really fun event you can do so here:https://www.diabetes.org.
VERCORS NATIONAL PARK – FRANCE – 8-10th JUNE 2017
I came across this and thought it would be a fantastic event to go to. Registration isn’t yet open but it may be worth looking at accommodation for this now. The village of Meaudre is where most of us will be staying for this event, and EuroNordicwalk will provide shuttles to surrounding areas too. Check it out: http://www.euronordicwalk.com/
NEW BEGINNERS COURSES COMING UP
Saturday 9th September 12pm – Ampthill West Car Park
Wednesday 13th September 6:45pm – Ampthill Park West Car Park
Anyone wishing to attend courses can book on via the website www.walk2fitness.co.uk Thanks.
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:
6 = Super G (Very slow so extra care can be taken)
THIS WEEK’S WALKS:
Monday 10am – Bank Holiday
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 returning soon
Wednesday 10am – The Jolly Coopers, Flitton, Wardhedges Rd, MK45 5ED (2) & (3) – £5*
Wednesday 6pm – Ampthill Park West Car Park (2)*
Thursday 10am – Windmill Walk – drive to end of Mollivers Lane, Bromham MK43 8JT (tea at Mill after) – (2 & 3)
Thursday 6pm – HIT – Ampthill West Car Park*
Friday 10am – POP UP FRIDAY – Centre Parcs Circular – Park at Staples Garden Centre, Millbrook – 4 miles (2 & 3) – £5*
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 – FREE NORDIC WALKING TASTER – Ampthill Park – Booking Essential
Sunday – 10am-4pm – FAMILY FUN DAY – The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine – I’ll be there with the children’s poles to encourage families to get out together.
For all the latest info on our upcoming walks and challenges go to www.walk2fitness.co.uk
Pics: Top one is from the Flitton risk assessment for this coming Wednesday’swalk
Bottom one is our Bedford embankment walk during the Pop Up walk last Friday.