Nordic Walking week commencing 5th November, 2018
Another great week of walks in the fresh autumn air and with crispy leaves underfoot it really is a fab time of year to be out and about. Definitely speeds are improving and a distinct difference with the recovery rates at the top of hills has been really impressive. Everyone gets puffed on the hills but next time you do a hill, check how quickly you are recovering….it’s a great way to gauge your fitness levels. Keep up the great work guys!
OUR ANNUAL SANTA STROLL – 2nd Decemeber, 2018 – 10:30am
This year we are doing our usual 2.5k and 5k stroll around the park. The difference this year is that there is no registration fee just a suggested donation of £3 which is being split between three charities: The Bedford Daycare Hospice, St Andrews Church, Ampthill & the Cheshire home in Ampthill.
There will be Carol Singing from our Bev’s fantastic singers and musicians. Ceri from CERISPORT will be doing the warm up again which was a great deal of fun last year. Our creative Nordic Walkers will have a stall too. If you’d like to sell your wares on our stall please let me know so I can make sure we have enough room. After the Stroll there will be Soup and bread for all and Hot Chocolate.
This is a real fun family event and all who attend are asked to wear the Santa suits. You can get these online or there is a limited amount for sale at The Hub for £3. There will be a prize for the Best Adult, Child (under 12) & Dog costume. Please tell all your friends and family to come along and enjoy in this fun festive event. Thanks.
This week’s Thursday class is in Streatley and the Clappers is located on Sharpenhoe Road which is at the north end of the village. Enjoying panoramic views, this is a fab walk. Afterwards, we can drive a few mins away to the Barton Mill for a nice warming cuppa!
STRIDERS CHRISTMAS DINNER
This year our Striders Christmas dinner is at The George Inn in Maulden and on Monday 17th December at 7:30pm. If you can let me know by November 16th if you wish to attend that would be great. Many thanks.
We have some great new Beginners joining our classes and I’m sure you’ll make them very welcome. Well done to: Julie L, Diane, Elaine, Andy, Julie A, Alison and our youngest Nordic Walker Emma. We look forward to seeing you all out there on the trails!
NORDIC WALKING CLASS COSTS:
All evening classes – £5
Moderate – £5
Striders & Gentle – £5
Super G – £10
Long Distance and Pop Up walks costs dependent on Distance.
Private Sessions: £12.50 – £15
Pole Hire £1
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
Monday 10am – Cranfield Village Hall, Court Road, Cranfield (3&4)
Tuesday 8:45am – Ampthill Park Hub Car Park (1)*
Tuesday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (5)*
Tuesday 10am – Ampthill Park West Car Park (3&4)
Thursday 10am – Sharpenhoe Clappers, National Trust car park, Streatley (3&4)
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)