Happy May everyone – May is National Walking Month! So I would like to encourage and challenge you to walk this May as much as you can!
We have an exciting month ahead. This weekend some of us will go the the Rustick Nordic Walking Festival in Derbyshire to experience the buzz of Nordic Walking with lots of like minded people and discover new areas and new Nordic Walking related activities. Find out all about later this month and perhaps it will seduce you to go to the Purbeck Festival in September, some of us have already booked to go. Find out more at www.nordicwalking.co.uk/events.
There is a fantastic progressive course coming up in June on Thursdays to condition walkers for longer and hillier walks which was requested by those that enroled to do the Purbeck Marathon in September, it’s open to all who fancy longer distances. More details below. Big thank you again to Caroline and please keep booking her walks. There are some lovely walks in the Fladbury area now added to our routes. Lots of things coming up over the next few months, too.
Saturday, 19th May Barton near Bidford upon Avon
Wednesday, 6th June Evesham:
Friday, 8th June Stratford upon Avon
Learn To Nordic Walk – £35 if booked by Friday
Monday, 14th May Alcester
Learn To Nordic Walk in 1 Day
Monday, 7th May Alcester (Limited availability)
Saturday, 16th June Alcester (limited availability)
This course is not run very often and books up quite quickly. It is ideal for those that cannot commit to several sessions. Please book soon to not miss out, limited to 8.
Trek Fit and Workout Nordic Style on Fridays
Trek Fit – Nordic Circuits on the move & now Workout Nordic Style: Fridays 10am Stratford upon Avon
For those who have completed the Learn to Nordic walk course – these action packed one hour walks are designed to help you to improve your fitness levels and gain FAST results. Please read detailed description. Those sessions are suitable for most. Please check with me if you are unsure.
NEW: Stratford Wellbeing Group
Starting Fridays, 11:30 – 12:15
Nordic Wellbeing will take you on a fun journey to improved health and runs from 11th May – 25th May.
You will learn how to be fit and strong enough to enjoy taking on new activities and challenges with confidence
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A REGULAR OR PROFICIENT NORDIC WALKER FOR THIS. IT IS OPEN TO ALL.
Key points that will be addressed in these sessions:
Cardiovascular fitness – being able to carry out everyday tasks with reduced demand on your cardiovascular system (getting up stairs or hills without getting out of breath)
Muscular Strength – improved muscle strength and function to be able to take on tasks without injury and strain (gardening, playing with grandkids, carrying shopping)
Posture – improved muscle balance and posture to reduce strain on joints (walking better, standing longer)
Balance / Reaction – improving those to reduce likelihood of a fall Flexibility – increased flexibility and improved joint range of motion
– improved mood and increased abilitiy to deal with stress (reduce stress chemicals, encourage restful sleep, warding of depression)
These sessions get you set up and ready to go on many more adventures!
Regular Adventure Walks
Wednesdays 10am & 7pm
Thursdays (alternate weeks) 10am
Saturdays (second of the month) 9:30am
Speed Walking Group
Started after Easter and has been great fun!
Gentle Short Walks
These require no Freedom passport and are a gentle safe way to walk yourself fitter! Suitable for those who want to build up to the longer or more vigorous walks. These have been a huge success, especially with our newer members. Thank you all for coming along to those! They take place once a week, various days.
Starting at 6:30pm, soon to start 7pm – Come and join us after a long day at work or stuck in the house, you’ll love it.
Warwickshire and Cotswold Marathon Training Course: https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/77146-Warwickshire-and-Cotswold-Marathon-Training-Course
All sessions are 9:30 prompt start:
* 14th June Session 1 – 120min
Work out walk Milcote car park to Stratford 8miles
21st June NO SESSION some members are taking part in the Longest Day Challenge
* 28th June Session 2 – 180 min
Endurance Training Long Marston To Stratford 12 miles
* 5th July Session 3 – 240 min
Hill Training Dumbleton 8 miles
* 12th July Session 4 – 240 min
Endurance Training – Long Marston To Stratford 16 miles
* 19th July Session 5 – 240 min
Hill Training Dumbleton 8 miles
* 2nd August Session 6 – 480 min
Endurance Training Barton to Stratford and back 20 miles
Bookable seperatly, Carolyn Whittington has arranged some challenging walks in August/September in Malvern:
Carolyn’s Marathon Training Malvern 16miles: 16th August
Carolyn’s Marathon Training Malvern 20 miles: 23rd August:
Carolyn’s Marathon Training Malvern 16 miles: 1st September
Special Nordic Walks & Days out
Carolyn’s Magic of the Malverns – Jubilee Hill
Friday, 15th June:
Aston Cantlow to Wootton Wawen
Thursday, 7th June
National Cream Tea Day Walk
Friday, 29th June: National Cream Tea Day Walk
These are popular walks so please check your diaries and book early to avoid disappointment
Shop N Drop
If you need any equipment such as poles, paws or anything else from NordicWalking.co.uk/store order by 8th May to have it delivered to me and save your postage, next one not till End of June/July
Glow – Healthy Eating Plans
Nordic Walking is taking another great step forward by teaming up with Glow. The healthy eating plans are now available at www.arrowandarden.co.uk
The easiest and tastiest way to lose weight – without going on a diet!
Complete delicious meal plans for the whole family, delivered daily – inspiration, recipes and shopping lists. Feedback from some members has been very good. “The recipes are easy to make”, “I really like the quick and easy lunches”, “The variety is great and it’s all so simple to make”.
If you are fed up deciding what to cook – this is for you!