By Gill Stewart at
Pick up your poles this Summer and join other Nordic Walkers at some stunning events across the UK. This group just completed the STRATFORD HALF MARATHON and their Instructor Nicky Sanders told us ” It was the first time they had Nordic walkers there and we were made very welcome. We were walking for Noah , a little boy with severe cystic fibrosis and he is going to America for a massive operation to help him walk. We all completed the walk in times ranging from 3hours14mins to 3 hours 50 mins. Which I felt was a great achievement and worthy of the training we all put in. We say congrats to all of you!
So – be inspired and check out these events that are waiting for you to join in!
The GRASMERE GALLOP is now in its third year and this exclusive Nordic walking event organised by the National Trust is looking for more Nordic Walkers to join the fun in 2014. Find out more about the event and how to enter by clicking HERE. Come along and meet up with other NWUK Instructors who will be there with their groups.
Other brilliant events that have asked us to let you know that Nordic Walkers are more than welcome are:-
THE CHILTERN CHASE – 8th June
There are 5k and 10k multi terrain runs where money is raised for selected charities.
Medals are handed out to all finishers and there are also Team Challenge prizes for the competitors.The organisers tell us that they would even pop in some prizes for Nordic Walkers if enough of them take part!
Please take a look at this link if you fancy giving the event a go CHILTERN CHASE
ST ALBANS HALF MARATHON WALKING RACE – 8th June
Test your self over a longer distance and take in the sights of this lovely Roman Town – let us know if you are taking part and we can link you up with local Instructor Jane Thomas who will be leading the purple NWUK team on the day! For more info click her ST ALBANS HALF MARATHON
Fancy a 5 mile trail run or Nordic walk through the beautiful Whinlatter Forest near Keswick in the Lake District on a Summer’s evening? Whinlatter 5 is run on the designated mountain bike/walkers trails in the forest which vary from wide stony paths to winding singletrack through the trees, climbing in the first 3 miles to reach Seat How, giving stunning views across Bassenthwaite and Keswick beyond. Find out more by clicking this link WHINLATTER 5
NATIONAL THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE 11-13th July 2014
OK – perhaps this one is for the extra keen Nordic walkers but if a challenge is what you are after…look no further than here – raise money for Prostate Cancer by putting a team into this amazing event. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
CHICHESTER HALF MARATHON 12th October
Join Instructor Sylvia May and bring a group of walkers along to this prestigious event that positively encourages Nordic Walkers to join in – They will be timing Nordic Walkers separately ( you MUST put Nordic Walking in the box saying where did you hear about us to ensure this) so you can even see if you are the first Nordic walking male or female! Click here to enter and enjoy a summer training in the sun!
IF you are planning to take part in any events this Summer, let us know so we can link you up with others and make sure you don one of our Purple Cool tech Race vests so we know who you are!!!.
This versatile showstopper from our webstore from only £11 ( Instructor price) and its suitable for wearing over a tee shirt or on its own. For group order we are happy to include one free vest for every 5 ordered ( 6 for the price of 5 ) or 3 free vests for every 12 ordered (15 for the price of 12)
Click HERE for more info about the vest and the Cool tech T shirt but remember to log in for Instructor prices and to call and order for the bulk discounts. 0333 1234 540.