Knock knock! Who’s there? July! Already?
Our Summer Solstice Dawn walk was absolutely stunning. It is a peaceful calm time of the day and we were spoiled with sightings of deer and fox, Buzzards, Kites and another hunting bird, possibly Falcon. Our evening walk was unavoidably cancelled, see below.
On Saturday 28th July we have a team of three pairs of strong legs taking on a 50km challenge called the Round Reading Ultra Marathon. The team is Carla, Katie and Janine. Check out the route on their website and do come and show your support!
We shall have limited walks on Monday 30th to allow some recovery time for Janine. If you don’t want to miss your Kickstart Monday 10am session why not sign up for Ace The Pace on Thursday instead!
We shall also being enjoying a week long summer break from the August Bank holiday, Friday 24th August until Monday 3rd September. Charlotte will still be doing her Tuesday Gentle Paces walk.
An update on Maria; Maria is hoping to start walks again, without poles, towards the end of July. She is keen to return but of course she still is long way off from full recovery. Thank you to everyone who has kept her smiling with your postings and visits.
Sad news: please bear with me, Janine, for a few days. Normal walk sessions will be back on Monday 2nd July. My Mother passed away after a sudden short illness last weekend. Thank you to the Walk Leader team for making sure we had a few walks. There are no walks on Friday 13th July. It may be necessary to cancel some last minute as I am arranging the funeral and sorting her house and contents which is a mammoth task.
Keep up to date with our group news and promotions on Facebook – it’s your page to catch up on your stories and share the photos of the walks you enjoyed plus health tips, delicious recipes and inspirational achievement stories. Do engage and interact with us and share with your friends and family.
FREE Taster sessions
Please register and book on in advance. We supply the poles; just wear clothing appropriate for the weather and decent grippy soled shoes.
Saturday 7th July 13.00pm-13.45pm
Spaces are limited so please do book on in advance as soon as possible.
Learn to Nordic Walk
Saturday 21st July 13.00pm-15.00pm (changed from 14th July)
2 Hour Let’s Get You Nordic Walking courseSpaces are limited so please do book on in advance as soon as possible.
Please note: There are no further Tasters or Beginner courses until September. However, if you are keen to get started just email Janine at firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall try to arrange something before or after a session.
We do offer One-2-One sessions; please ask for details.
Visit the Online Diary for the up to date information.
July Nordic Walking Schedule
You have your Freedom Passport so now let’s get you involved with our walks across Berkshire.
We do now allow dogs to join us who have completed our K9 Induction session – noted below as K9 members friendly
Please note the walk guide. If in doubt just speak to Janine or Maria.
There are 13 regular walks you can enjoy. For up to date details check the website.Monday –
Any Kickstart Monday – 10.00am 60mins Prospect Park
Gentle Sulham Saunters – 1.30pm 60 mins Sulham Woods
Any Evening Burners workouts – 6.00pm 60mins Prospect Park
Any Mix it up Mondays – 7.00pm 60mins Prospect Park
Tuesday – Pangbourne and Caversham
Gentle Charlotte’s Gentle Paces 1.00pm 60 minute Circular walks
Any Nordic Canal Capers 10.00am 90mins Thatcham K9 members friendly
Any Riverside Hogs N Crocs – 6.30pm 90 mins Caversham Rowing Club
Any Ace The Pace – 10.00am 60mins Linear Park
Gentle Calcot Fitness for Health Walks – 11.00am 60mins Linear Park
Any Thursday Duskateers – 6pm 90 mins Cotswold Sports Centre
Any Explore Berkshire Adventure Walks from different locations 10.00am – 12.00pm K9 members friendly
8.00am 2 hour stride outs
Advance Notice: Our Saturday sessions will change in July and August as it is quieter. We shall have just one weekly session of two hours.
We also offer One-2-One sessions; just ask for further details.
Why not try some of our workout classes back to back! Perfect way to train up for a challenge or feel fabulous for summer!
Please note: It may be necessary to cancel some of our least popular walks. We apologise for this but we would rather have a fun and focused diary to tantalise and inspire those who love Nordic Walking. Where possible we shall give at least a week’s notice.
Enjoy the benefit of being a Premier Member and walk as often as you like on our regular walks for just £10 per week. Just sign up for our monthly direct debit.
All Freedom Passport members who would like their dogs to join those walks, must sign up and attend our Basic Pawdic Walking Induction session first. These will be held once a month, usually on the middle Friday of the month at Linear Park, 1.30-2.30.
Move out of the comfort zone and in to the challenge zone! That’s where the fun is!
Be in charge of your health and fitness goals and sign up for our October challenge. There are several options to suit the differing abilities.
This is a charity challenge so the more people involved, the more people we are helping. Everyone is a winner.
Place your order online with Nordic Walking UK and have it delivered
free of charge to your next 3JFitness session; Our next date will be 27th July.Your order deadline date: 24th July
Place your order under the delivery drop name of Janine Lewis
For all urgent orders please just place with NWUK or visit Carters, Caversham