October 2017 Newsletter

Boo! October Fun is here!

It’s really starting to feel like Autumn now! It would seem it is a favourite season with many of you though! You are loving the walks in amongst the leaves, the smells and the cooler element.Our feature photo shows Dame Kelly Holmes posing with us and Flo. She spent some time learning about Nordic walking at the Refresh Festival a few weeks ago. She loved how it was so accessible to so many and how our commitment to getting people active was foremost in our tireless campaign “Flamin’go Nordic Walking”.During September we had several competitions:

The winner of the Beginner course is Angela Allen who completed her fast Track session on Saturday.

The winner of the new Leki poles is Sarah Cahill (below right).

Congratulations to those lovely people. We can’t wait to see you out Nordic walking and sharing the magic of the gigglepower!

Our GlowWorm sessions have resumed on a Wednesday Night, in Caversham! We meet at 6.15pm at the Rowing Club car park and stride out for 90 minutes of head torch fun!

We also have new Early Bird classes starting on a Saturday and that includes a beginner class that starts at 8am. This ensures those who work during the week do not miss out!

Keep up to date with our group news and promotions on Facebook – its your page to catch up on your stories and photos enjoyed on your walks plus health tips, delicious recipes and inspirational achievement stories. Do engage and interact with us and share with your friends and family.

Advanced Notice: we shall be having a small break to recharge at the end of October during half term. Just keep an eye on the diary.

Learn to Nordic Walk

This is the schedule for our FREE taster sessions and beginner classes for the remainder of 2017. There are no beginner classes or tasters during December.

Saturday 7th October 12.30pm Learn to Nordic Walk in 2 hours, Prospect Park

Thursday 12th October 11.15am FREE Taster session, Linear Park

Wednesday 18th October 11.30 FREE Taster session, Thatcham

Thursday 19th October 11.15am 2 week beginner course, Linear Park

Saturday 21st October 8am FREE taster session
*NEW EARLY BIRD* beginner classes to start along the Kennet and Avon at different venues

Wednesday 25th October 11.30am FREE taster session, Thatcham

Wednesday 1st November 11.30am 4 week Beginner class, Thatcham

Thursday 2nd November 11.15am FREE Taster session, Linear Park

Saturday 4th November 8am,
EARLY BIRD 3 week Beginner course, Cunning Man 1st & 3rd week, Fox & Hounds 2nd week.

Thursday 9th November 11.15am 2 week beginner class starts, Linear Park

Saturday 11th November 12pm, FREE taster session, Linear Park

Saturday 18th November, 11.30am, Fast Track beginner course, Linear Park

To book on please visit the Online Diary and for the up to date information.

Just check the website for the up to date information.

To book on please visit the Online Diary and for the up to date information.

We love our Nordic walking sessions to be vibrant as those are the ones that make you buzz and smile. You love the feel good factor as you natter and workout
Some of our walks will be subject to change and/or cancellation if there are low numbers (less than two).
We will start to make the changes 48 hours prior to a walk.
It helps you manage your diary too.

We hope you understand our commercial need to accomodate our walk leaders too.
Our apologies as we don’t like to cancel or disappoint our wonderful members.


October Nordic Walking Schedule

You have your Freedom Passport so now let’s get you involved with our walks across Berkshire.
Please note the walk guide. If in doubt just speak to Janine or Maria.

There are now 14 regular walks you can enjoy.
For up to date details check the website.

Monday –
Kickstart Monday – Prospect Park 10am
Sulham Circulars (90 mins) – Sulham Woods 1.30pm

Finchampstead Gentle Pace walks – 1pm
Urban Poling – Prospect Park 6pm
Winter Nordic walk out – Prospect park 7pm-8.00pm


Relaxed Adventure walks of 90 minutes at different locations

Discover Thatcham Adventure walks 10.30am (subject to changes)
Caversham Canters (GlowWorms)  – Caversham Rowing Club 6.30pm

Step Up and Stride Out Linear Park 10.00am

Finchampstead Gentle Pace walks – 1pm
Quiz n Chips Nordic walk – Tilehurst Fox and Hounds 6pm-7.30pm

Brisker Adventure Walks from different locations 10.00am – 12.00pm

a different meeting point each week
60 minute Early Bird Canal stride out 8am
90 minute Cardio Canal stride outs 9.15pm

Why not try some of our workout classes back to back! Perfect way to train up for a challenge or get Ski fit for the winter!

Advanced Notice: we shall be having a small break to recharge at the end of October during half term. Just keep an eye on the diary,

Become a Premier Member and do any number of these regular walks for just £10 per week. Just sign up for our monthly direct debit. Convenient and total quality YOU TIME.

Dates for the Diary

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

Avebury Archaeological Nordic Walk – Sunday 22nd October 10.30 start from car park. discover the prehistoric history almost on our doorstep. 3 hour walk with a pub finish.

Virtual Poppy Challenge Walk – Saturday 11th November 9.15am start

Santa Fun Run – Sunday 3rd December (independent booking in)

Christmas Cocktails masterclass – 9th December 5.30pm for a 6pm start (added to Facebook, payment in advance will be required)

Christmas walk and pub lunch – 16th December 10am start (added to Facebook, payment in advance will be required.)

Bucks Fizz and Bacon Butty New Year walk – 30th December 8.30am from Fox and Hound.


Check out our new T-shirts and hats!
Tshirts are small, medium and large £12 (generous and long)
Pink baseball hats £9 (if popular will add more colours and beanies)
To order: email janine@3jfitness.co.uk