Nordic Walking week commencing 2nd October, 2017
What a busy, fun week we’ve had! Thanks to those walkers who came to the POP UP Macmillan Cake Walk on Friday. Such a fun morning, lovely start with refreshments at The George, a lovely albeit muddy in bits, walk to The Hub in Ampthill where we had more yummy treats at the end. A great way to start the weekend.
Today we had the London Bridges Challenge for Diabetes UK. The pace was fast this year which might have something to do with the promised Pub stop at the end! A great achievement and lots of fun was had by everyone. Thank you to all the walkers who came along; I really enjoyed your company and I’m already looking forward to it again next year!
Black Park Challenge 10k – 15th October
This is the last of the 10k challenges from British Nordic Walking. There are a few of us going down to Black Park, Buckinghamshire for this fun event, so if you would like to join us, please let me know. Car sharing available. Our Paula has already retained her crown from last year by winning three of the four 10k events this year, so it will be great to see her get her prize for overall Fastest Lady. This challenge is for all speed of walker, so come along and join in. You get a medal at the end and as I mentioned before, pretty amazing bacon butties! You can Register on the day or by going to https://britishnordicwalking.org.uk/pages/events
BOOKING ONTO CLASSES
You can now Book onto any of the classes below by going to the Website www.walk2fitness.co.uk.
I’d like to welcome Richard, Marcia, Greg and Sue P, Steve, Annette and Lynn to our Walks. Well done completing the Technique course. We look forward to seeing you on the trails!
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 – Ampthill Park, Hub car Park (6)
Wednesday 10am – Duck Lane Cafe, 2-4 High Street, Shefford SG17 5DG , (2 & 3)* Park in Public car Park signposted from the High Street. £5
Wednesday 6pm – Ampthill Park West Car Park (2)*
Thursday 10am – Woburn, Public Car Park (2 & 3)
Thursday 6pm – HIT – Ampthill West Car Park*
Friday 10am – Campton, parking along the street by the Church. Refreshments and Biscuits after at the church. (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 – BEGINNERS COURSE – Session 1 of 3. Booking essential.
Please go to the website www.walk2fitness.co.uk to view all the latest info and upcoming events and challenges. Book by 8pm the night prior to the walk you wish to attend.
Pictures this week: The top two are from the London Bridges 10 mile walk today, the third is the POP Up walk last Friday and another fine mushroom I found on Piece of Cake Hill on Saturday!