January 2017 Newsletter


Welcome to 2017!

A very Happy New Year! No doubt you have been overwhelmed with the New Year resolutions hype and messages, so we decided to nudge you on the 9th day to make sure the year really is starting off as you intend to carry on. Is your resolve still steadfast for your healthy choices and activities?
If it isn’t perhaps question what it is you are doing and are you doing what you really love? You can combine the two. We can help support you with that and making sure you have set the right goals.

A cheeky little announcement to make – Charlotte, one of our Walk Leaders, is getting married on Friday 13th! He’s a very lucky man! Please do share your good wishes with her.

Keep up to date with our news on Facebook – please do like both of our Facebook pages; one for Nordic walking and one for our Canicross dog stuff. That’s where we share our photos, tips and stories to keep you inspired. Do engage and interact with us and share with your friends and family.

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Get Booked on!
There are 5 beginner courses starting on Wednesday 11th January.

Prospect Park, Wednesday 11th January, 1.00pm

Prospect Park, Monday 16th January, 11.15am

Sulham Woods, Monday 16th January, 2.15pm

Prospect Park, Monday 16th January, 7.15pm

Prospect Park, Thursday 19th January, 10am

sign-postNordic Walking Schedule

Winter Weekly Program
There are now 14 walks you can enjoy, including one with dogs (special criteria applies and more will be added). Just book on in advance

Monday –
Workout Walks Prospect Park 10am and 6pm
Adventure Walks Sulham Woods 1.30pm
Wednesday –
Adventure Walks Waterways series 10am
Prospect Park Wellbeing Walk 2.15pm
Pangbourne Workout walks – 6pm and 7.15pm
Thursday –
Adventure Walks with Amy 10am
Workout Walks Prospect Park 6pm and 7.15pm
Friday –
Adventure Walk – Explore Berkshire series 10.30am
DogFit Canicross – 2pm
Saturday –
Workout Walk Canalside 8am
Adventure Walk Canalside 9.15am

You can save by paying a monthly direct debit fee of £35 for any number of these walks.

datesDates for the Diary

We have a few fun challenges and events through 2017. Please do save them in your diary and get involved.

Reading Half marathon – Sunday March 19th you can still book and Nordic walk with us

Purbeck Walking Festival – 15th – 17th September Book your place asap.
We are also securing a B&B for our exclusive use. If you are interested please contact Janine immediately to secure your comfy bed.

International Nordic Walking Day – 27th – 28th May. Ridgeway Walk with other groups (details tbc)

Longest Day Challenge – 24th/25th June (details to be confirmed)

Dragon Boat Racing – Saturday 10th June, be part of our crew and support! Pangbourne Meadows all day (beer tent and Pangbourne festival)

Santa Fun Run – Sunday 3rd December TBC

More dates to come over the next month to include day trips with fellow Nordic Walking groups in other counties.

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We can save you money; use your Freedom passport discount to buy your poles and other Nordic walking accessories through the website and have them delivered to us, free of charge.
The next SHOP n DROP date is 10th February.


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In 2017 we shall have our own business radio show and share the magic of Nordic walking. Janine was interviewed by Dale, general Manager of The Elephant in Pangbourne. You can listen to it here and learn who her role model is.


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