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Elaine Kearns Nordic Walking Features In The Bedfordshire On Sunday

 

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Elaine Kearns Nordic Walking In The Bedfordshire On Sunday

 

Our walk on Thursday was featured in the “Bedfordshire On Sunday”

Steve Lowe from The BoS wrote:

“I thoroughly enjoyed it and could certainly feel the next day that I had been using muscles in my upper body I don’t normally use. So, whatever your age or gender – get to it”.

Here’s the link to read the full article: Click here

Bedfordshire Nordic Walks Starting 1st September 2014

Hi Nordic Walkers,

we had a couple of rainy walks last week. but some of you die hard Nordic Walkers came along and had a great workout.Thanks for coming despite the inclement weather.

This week is looking a lot brighter so I’ll see you all out on the trails raring to go!

This week’s walks:

Monday 6:30pm – Old Road, Barton Le Clay (3)*

Tuesday 8:30am – Centre Parcs Perimeter walk, meeting at the lay by at Millbrook Roundabout (1)*

Tuesday 10:00am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3) – (There are rumours of cake following this walk!)

Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)*

Thursday 10:00am – The Bedford Golf Club, Carnoustie Drive, Great Denham (3) – Paws

Saturday 9:00am – Ampthill Park, Ampthill, West car park (2)*

Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, Ampthill, West car park (3)

I’m looking forward to some great walks with you this week.

Many thanks,

Elaine

NEW BEGINNERS’ NORDIC WALKING COURSES FOR AUTUMN 2014

New Beginners Courses for Autumn 2014

Here are the next batch of Beginners courses with the Get Back Into Programme. Let all your friends and family know as spaces will be limited. They can contact me above or go to www.getbackinto.co.uk in September to book their places.

 

Monday 22nd September – 6:30pm – Bramingham Park, Edgecott Close, Barton Hills, Luton

Tuesday 23rd September – 12pm – The Bedford Golf Club, Great Denham

Wednesday 24th September – 12:30pm – Hillgrounds Recreation Park, Kempston

Friday 26th September – 12:15pm – Inspire Sports Village, Stopsley

Saturday 27th September – 11am – Ampthill Park, West Car park.

 

 

Bedfordshire Nordic Walking – 4th August 2014

 

Hi Nordic Walkers!

August is here already!   Where is the summer going?

We had some fab walks last week and definitely the hot weather hasn’t slowed you down at all! So well done for coming along and giving your all!

Houghton House was just a lovely walk this week and boy were we blessed with great weather and more importantly, delicious fruit cake! (thanks Sheelagh!)

 

This coming Saturday we have the Timberland Trail, Yipeeeeee!   I can’t wait and what a great challenge for you guys. 

The distance is 14 and a bit miles with a stop at the Hub halfway for a comfort break but also if anyone wants to just do half the walk please let me know as this is also possible. If you’re unsure if you’re able to do this walk, just drop me a line or call and I’ll give you the low down.  Yay.  

We will be starting the walk at The Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine at 8:30am arriving approx. 10am at The Hub and then continuing onto the Forest Centre hoping to finish between 11:30am – 12pm.  Tea at the end as always, maybe an ice cream! 

 

This week’s’walks:

 

Monday 6:30pm - Edgecott Close, Barton Hills, Luton (3)*

Tuesday 8:30am - Lidlington Rollercoaster walk. (meet opposite church) (1)*

Tuesday 10:00am - Ampthill Park, West car park (3) 

Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)*

Thursday 10:00am - Priory Country Park, Barkers Lane, Bedford (meet in circular carpark) (3)

Saturday 8:30pm - TIMBERLAND TRAIL, The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine (3)                                 

 

Looking forward to seeing you all this week, lets keep up the great work you’re doing.  Remember you water and smiles, as always!

 

Many thanks,

Elaine

 

Bedfordshire Nordic Walking – Week Starting 28th July 2014

Hi Nordic Walkers and limpers!

Thanks for your patience this week with my not so fast walking, but feeling almost 100% again so looking to up the pace this week.  I will also be reviewing everyone’s technique these coming weeks to make sure no bad habits have crept in.  For those of you who haven’t been to Nordic Walking with me in a while, these coming weeks would be a great opportunity to start again and refresh your technique.  Yay!

Monday 6:30pm - Edgecott Close, Barton Hills, Luton (3)*
Tuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West car park (1)*
Tuesday 10:00am - Ampthill Park, HUB CAR PARK – Picnic walk to Houghton House (3)
Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)*
Thursday 10:00am - The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine (3)
Saturday 9:00am – Ampthill Park, Ampthill, West car park (2)
Saturday 10am - Ampthill Park, Ampthill, West car park (3)

Great Denham Summer Festival

On Saturday 2nd August from 12pm to 4pm I will be at the Great Denham Summer Festival with my poles. Anyone wanting to come along and boast about the many benefits of Nordic Walking, please do.  You are proof that Nordic is the best, most fun sport ever and telling the world is our mission in life!
Booking Classes
Please remember to book onto classes marked with an asterisk above.  You can do this by texting or emailing me.
Your failure to do so could mean the class being cancelled which would be just wrong, a tragedy for all mankind!
Picnic Walk to Houghton House
Meeting at The Hub car park this week we will walk to Houghton House and have a stop of approx. 20-30mins before returning.  The views are spectacular so hoping the weather is kind.  Bring snacks if you wish (is it anyone’s birthday?).  Allow 2 hours for the walk today.
Hydration
Please remember to bring drinks with you especially with the high temps we’ve been getting.  Can’t stress enough how important it is to stay hydrated.
I’ll stop waffling now but before I do just check out Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tear_of_meniscus  scroll down to the last paragraph in the Symptoms and Signs section where you can clearly see that it mentions that “turning in bed” is actually something that happens! My case rests.
See you all out on the Trails! Yipeee!
Elaine

Nordic Walking Bedfordshire – Week Starting 21st July 2014

Hello,
Hoping you all managed to stay out of the showers and thunderstorms this weekend.  Rather spectacular lightening storm on Friday night!
Injury
This week there will be a change to the previously mentioned picnic at Houghton House which will be the following week now.  This is only because I managed to dislocate my knee and have it in a full brace at the moment but this is only for a couple more days.
Martin has kindly said he can help out for the 10am Tuesday class which will be at Ampthill Park as usual.  My Extreme walkers and Monday evening walkers will unfortunately have to walk without me this week but if you can email or text me to let me know if you’re still interested in walking I can then let you know there will be others going; that would be great.
I’m sorry for the changes but hoping with the rest I’ll be fit in a couple more days.
Timberland Trail
Considering my weak knee this week, I think it would be wise for me NOT to do the Timberland Trail this coming Saturday considering it is 14 miles, so therefore I will change the date for this long distance walk to Saturday August 9th.  I will however do the usual Saturday morning walks at Ampthill Park this week.  Please let me know if you have any questions regarding any of the walks mentioned.
Monday 6:30pm - Edgecott Close, Barton Hills, Luton (3)* No InstructorTuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West car park (1)* No Instructor
Tuesday 10:00am - Ampthill Park, West car park (3)
Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)
Thursday 10:00am - Danish Camp, Willington (3) Paws needed
Saturday 9:00am – Ampthill Park, Ampthill, West car park (2)
Saturday 10am - Ampthill Park, Ampthill, West car park (3)
Hopefully, I’ll see you all fit and well out on the trails this week.  I’ll still be doing the hills with you, albeit slower, so no slacking will be allowed!
Many thanks,
Elaine

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Bedfordshire Nordic Walking Week Starting 14th July 2014

Hey Everyone,
Great walks all last week with a special mention to the Moderate Plus Saturday group who Smashed the Lidlington Rollercoaster walk!  Fantastic effort all round and notably very little moaning indeed!  Also the Thursday morning group smashed the Barton Springs (Hills and views galore) walk too!  Well done to all you guys and gals.
Every two years I work with the River Events Team at The Bedford River Festival which is a wonderful event.  However, this means I will be calling on Martin’s services again to cover my Saturday morning classes this week.  Please give him a hard time, as he’s a new Instructor its good experience and will help build character!
I will be absent for the Wednesday Evening walk this week but please meet as usual and have a good romp! Emoji 1F624 Bedfordshire Nordic Walking Week Starting 14th July 2014
This weeks’ walks:
Grading Key:
1 = Extreme Nordic (Hills!) – involves hill walking, fast walking, optional hill striding/running
2 = Moderate Plus (for the faster Nordic Walker)
3 = Moderate yet challenging
4 = Gentle yet invigorating
* = Booking essential for all walks with an asterisk
Monday 6:30pm - Edgecott Close, Barton Hills, Luton (3)*
Tuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West car park (1)*
Tuesday 10:00am - Ampthill Park, West car park (3) - (There will be cake at The Hub afterwards  Emoji 1F60B Bedfordshire Nordic Walking Week Starting 14th July 2014)
Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2) No Instructor, please walk anyway.
Thursday 10:00am - Bedford Park, Foster Hill Road, Bedford (3)
Saturday 9:00am – Ampthill Park, Ampthill, West car park (2)
Saturday 10am - Ampthill Park, Ampthill, West car park (3)
Timberland Trail
Coming up on the 26th July is the awesome Timberland Trail walk.  This is approx. 14 miles but there is an option to do just half of this walk but I will need to know beforehand.  Meeting at The Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine we will set off at 10am on this truly delightful walk through all types of terrain.  There will be a stop at the half way point at The Hub in Ampthill Park for a comfort break and snack.  Please notify me if you are interested in this walk so I can put you on the list.  Cost for this walk is £10 for the whole and £8 for half.
Tanya’s Summer Lunches
We are excited to announce three dates in August for Tanya’s (now legendary) lunches.  The dates are: 11th, 12th, 13th August at 11:15am-1:45pm.  Tanya has an incredible menu planned and as always she makes cooking healthy food taste AMAZING!  If you are interested in joining us for any of the lunch dates mentioned, please email Tanya at Tanya@tanron.co.uk to get your name on the list.  Spaces are limited to 6 for each lunch.
Other News
Congratulations to Angela (Monday group) who is getting married next week!  We send our best wishes to you and hope you have a great day.  See you for a celebratory Nordic Pub Walk on your return!
Well done too, to Diane who completed a 50K walk!  A great achievement.  And while on the subject of mega walks, we’re sending all our very best to Janet who is currently doing the Coast to Coast walk with her Nordic Poles. Approx 192 miles!
Thanks for all your company on the walks, see you all soon.
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Elaine

Bedfordshire Nordic Walking – Longer Walks & Beginners’ Courses

Beginners course:
Thursday 10th July – 6pm – Ampthill Park, West Car Park.  (course will run for four consecutive weeks)
If you know of anyone who wishes to learn the Nordic Walking Technique, please forward this information and have them contact me as soon as possible.  Spaces are limited. Thanks Emoji 1F609 Bedfordshire Nordic Walking   Longer Walks & Beginners Courses
Longer Distance Walks  coming up -
Thursday 10th July – 10am – Barton Springs meeting on Old Road, Barton Le Clay.
This will be approx. 3 and a half miles but has a few hills to contend with. But you know what that means….?  Views to die for!  Afterwards we’ll be driving two mins to The Olde Watermill for teas/coffees (optional).  Cost – £4 with your own poles, £5 with borrowed poles.
Saturday 12th July – 8:45am – Lidlington Rollercoaster walk - meeting on the main Lidlington road across from the Church, opposite Lombard Street. Parking on the road (please park considerately)  This walk is tough but awesome!  A fantastic workout for all you Moderate Plus walkers.  Approx 3 miles.  £4 with own poles.
Tuesday 22nd July – 10am - Picnic at Houghton House - Approx 5 miles
Leaving The Hub car park in Ampthill, we will head through Holly walk and through fields which are a little hilly towards Houghton House (“House Beautiful” in John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress) If it’s a nice day we will have a picnic so bring some grub! The views here are breath taking so it will be a great treat if the weather co-operates.  Option for a one way walk, so let me know if that’s something you want to do. Cost – £5 for all
Saturday 26th July – 10am – Timberland Trail - Meeting at The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine – Approx 14 miles
This walk is challenging with plenty of hills, but again, with hills comes spectacular views.  We will start at The Forest Centre and head towards Lidlington this is where the walk gets tough with a half hour stretch of rollercoaster hills as we go alongside the Millbrook test track and Golf course. Moving on through Millbrook into Ampthill Park we will then have a welcome break at The Hub for approx. 20 mins before moving on.  We will head out of Ampthill towards Kings Woods.  A lovely wood made famous by King Henry VIII who spent time hunting there.  From the bottom of the woods in Houghton Conquest we will head towards Stewartby through the stunning countryside.  Entering Stewartby we go towards the lake where we’ll cut back to The Forest Centre for a well deserved cuppa tea. Again, there’s an option doing either half of this walk so just let me know.  Cost – £10
Please let me know if you’re interested in any of the above walks.  I will be publishing August longer walks shortly but have a couple more risk assessments to do first.  Also I’m open for any suggestions if you know of any walks you think would be fun.   If are think you’d like to try any of the tougher walks and distances but aren’t sure you can do it, please let me know and I will be honest with you.  If I think it’s too much for you I will say so as this will be better than you trying and then getting into difficulties.
With these warmer temperatures please make sure you bring drinks with you to all the walks, I am happy to carry your drinks if you don’t have a back pack, but I must stress the importance of keeping hydrated.  Whoa, I sound like my mum now so I will sign off!
Many thanks all of you,
Elaine

Nordic Walking Bedfordshire Week Starting 7th June 2014

Hi Nordic Walkers,

I’m really looking forward to some great walks this week and hoping for some good weather also. Remember to bring water with you and a light raincoat in case. Any questions about the walks, just drop me a line.

This week’s walks:

Grading Key:
1 = Extreme Nordic (Hills!) – involves hill walking, fast walking, optional hill striding/running
2 = Moderate Plus (for the faster Nordic Walker)
3 = Moderate yet challenging
4 = Gentle yet invigorating
* = Booking essential for all walks with an asterisk

Monday 6:30pm – Edgecott Close, Barton Hills, Luton (3)*

Tuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West car park (1)*

Tuesday 10:00am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3)

Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)*

Thursday 10:00am – Old Road, Barton Le Clay (3) (Carpool available from Ampthill park at 9:35am -let me know)

Friday 6:00pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Ampthill Park, West Car Park – Booking essential

Saturday 8:45am- Lidlington Rollercoaster walk, Lidlington, across from Church, Park on Lombard St or main St (2)

Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, Ampthill, West car park (3)

Saturday 11am – REFRESHER CLASS – Booking essential.

As mentioned previously, the Refresher class is for anyone who may have had a break from Nordic Walking and want to brush up on their skill. Just let me know if you’re interested. Thanks.

Beginners Course starting this week also on Friday at 6pm so tell your friends and family and have them book on as spaces are limited. If this time doesn’t suit, have them contact me and I can do private sessions. Ta!

Hope to see you all raring to go this week!

Many thanks,

Elaine

Nordic Walking Bedfordshire – Week Starting 30th June 2014

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet” – Well, on our long walk on Saturday, we did some walking in the rain and yes, we got wet BUT it was so great that even though we got soaked, even though we deviated off route and did an extra five minutes up a hill (so sorry Emoji 1F625 Nordic Walking Bedfordshire   Week Starting 30th June 2014), after eleven miles I could still hear laughter and constant chatter with smiles through the rain!  It was a great walk and lovely scenery, wild animals (no, not you Reg!) and just wonderful company.  Thanks to all of you that braved the storms, the rumbles of thunder and wet to make it a great walk.

We also had an eventful Thursday class; a lovely walk from Bedford to Kempston Mill then a cruise back to Bedford aboard the John Bunyan Boat.  En route we went off route again (on purpose this time!) to cross the brand new Brittania Bridge which was just officially opened a moment before we got there, so we grabbed a quick pic with the Mayor and the Old Bill.  The day was topped off by a trip through the Town Lock in the boat which took some wicked manoeuvring.  We had a great turn out with over 20 of you coming for a walk and cruise, so thanks again for making it another memorable day.

Grading Key:
1 = Extreme Nordic (Hills!) – involves hill walking, fast walking, optional hill striding/running *
2 = Moderate Plus (for the faster Nordic Walker)*
3 = Moderate yet challenging *
4 = Gentle yet invigorating *
* = Booking essential for this walk
Monday 6:30pm – Turnpike Drive, Barton Hills, Luton (3)*
Tuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West car park (1)*
Tuesday 10:00am - Ampthill Park, West car park (3)
Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)*
Thursday 10:00am – The Bedford Golf Club, Carnoustie Drive, Great Denham (3)*
Saturday 9:00am – Ampthill Park, Ampthill, West car park (2)
Saturday 10am - Ampthill Park, Ampthill, West car park (3)
Tuesday Noon class at Great Denham will resume in September.
Gentle classes (4) will be resuming soon.
On Sunday 6th July there is an Open Day in Campbell Park in Milton Keynes, run by the Parks Trust.  The Open Day opens at 1pm and runs till 4pm.  Martin will be running a Nordic Walking stall there and it would be great if any of you could go along to support him and promote Nordic Walking in Milton Keynes, even if its for a little while.  If you have any questions or indeed, if you know anyone who wants to learn Nordic Walking in the Milton Keynes area go to Martin’s website www.nordicwalkingmk.com
Hopefully we’ll have some nice weather this week, if not, we’ll just walk in the rain, singing as we go!
Cheers chaps,
Elaine

Bedfordshire Nordic Walking – Week Starting 16th June 2014

Hi Nordic Walkers!

It’s great to be back and raring to go after my week off relaxing in the sunshine, though seems as though you all had some great weather too.

I’m sure Martin and Tanya weren’t too soft on you and that you kept up the good paces in my absence. I missed my hills last week so think we will have a few good ‘uns this week! “Yippee” I hear you cry!

This week’s Open walks:

Grading Key:
1 = Extreme Nordic (Hills!) – involves hill walking, fast walking, optional hill striding/running *
2 = Moderate Plus (for the faster Nordic Walker)*
3 = Moderate yet challenging *
4 = Gentle yet invigorating *
* = Booking essential for this walk

Monday 6:30pm – Turnpike Drive, Barton Hills, Luton (3)*

Tuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West car park (1)*

Tuesday 10:00am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3)

Tuesday 12pm – The Bedford Golf Club, Carnoustie Drive, Great Denham (3)* (Riverside walk this week)

Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)*

Thursday 10:00am – Windmill Walk, Mollivers Lane, Bromham (3) (drive to end of Mollivers and park on road at dead end)

Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)

Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3)

I look forward to seeing you all out on the trails.

Thanks,

Elaine

Nordic Walking Bedfordshire – Week Starting 2nd June 2014

Hi Y’all,

I must mention the Thursday morning group who really stepped up their speed this week. Each and everyone were in great form and really went for it; so a Big well done to you all. I’m seeing definite progress in fitness levels too in each of my open classes so keep up the good work. Yay! This week we have a mix of weather again but hoping to get all our walks in.

I have two wonderful Instructors helping out for this week (so there’s no need to stop your walks!). Martin will be cover Saturday classes and Tuesday 10th June and Tanya is covering the Thursday morning 12th June class. For all the other classes please go along and do your walks as normal. These will not have an Instructor but the regulars can lead the way! Those of you who don’t have your own poles, please let me know and I’ll make sure to lend you some.
Please keep up the good work you’ve been doing recently on your walks while I’m away and have great time!

Grading Key:
1 = Extreme Nordic (Hills!) – involves hill walking, fast walking, optional hill striding/running *
2 = Moderate Plus (for the faster Nordic Walker)*
3 = Moderate yet challenging *
4 = Gentle yet invigorating *
* = Booking essential for this walk

Monday 6:30pm – Turnpike Drive, Barton Hills, Luton (3)*
Tuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West car park (1)*
Tuesday 10:00am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3)
Tuesday 12pm – The Bedford Golf Club, Carnoustie Drive, Great Denham (3)*
Wednesday 1pm – Pages Park, Leighton Buzzard (3)*
Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)*
Thursday 10:00am – Bedford Park, Foster Hill Road, Bedford (3)
Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West car park (2) (Martin Group Leader)
Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3) (Martin Group Leader)

Nordic Walks week commencing 9th June, 2014

Monday 6:30pm – Turnpike Drive, Barton Hills, Luton (3) No Instructor
Tuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (2) No Instructor
Tuesday 10am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (3) (Martin Group Leader)
Tuesday 12pm – Bedford Golf club, Carnoustie Drive, Great Denham (3) No Instructor
Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (2) No Instructor
Thursday 10am – The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine, meet by entrance to centre. (Tanya Group Leader)
Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (2) (Martin Group Leader)
Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (3) (Martin Group Leader)

Poles
Those of you interested in buying your own Nordic Walking Poles check out www.nordicwalking.co.uk If you could let me know by Tuesday what poles you’re interested in  and you can split the delivery charges with other walkers who have expressed an interest in recent days. If you are uncertain about what poles to plump for, just let me know and I can help.

Upcoming Walks & Events
We have the opportunity of having a great walk from Bedford along the riverside to Kempston and then boarding the John Bunyan Cruiser on the River and cruising back to Bedford enjoying tea as we go. The date earmarked for this is the 26th June and leaving Bedford at 10:30am returning by boat to Bedford arriving at approx 1pm. Cost for the boat trip is £6 per person plus the regular class charge. I need to know if you are interested so I can give proposed numbers to the organizer so please let me know a.s.a.p. Thanks.

Long Distance Walk
Saturday 28th June I am organizing the Woburn 11 mile walk which takes us through the Safari Park and around the Ground of Woburn Abbey and beyond. This is a relatively flat walk with stunning views and scenery throughout. We’ll meet at the Public car park in Woburn at 9:30am and the walk should take approx 4 hours. If you are interested in this walk, please let me know.

A warm welcome to some new walkers who’ll be joining us: Trish, David, Gilly, Jill, Paula, Val and Rosemary. Phew! a long email this week, apologies for waffling (very unlike me!) Look forward to seeing you all out on the walks this week and have some fab walks until I return.

Many thanks,
Elaine

Bedfordshire Nordic Walking – Week Starting 12th May 2014

Hi Nordic Walkers,

Another week flies by and some great, albeit, wet walks!

I’m seeing some great effort being put in by a lot of you and noticeably faster paces. Well done!

This coming Sunday (18th) we have our long distance walk of approx. 10 miles from Barton Le Clay to Warden Hills circular walk. The cost of this walk is £8.

I will be at Ampthill Park at 9:30am on Sunday morning for anyone wanting to car pool to Barton which is about a 15 minute drive from Ampthill.

The walk starts at 10am from Old Road in Barton meeting at the main gates of the Recreation Ground. Please bring water and if you want, bring a snack or two.

If you are wanting to do the walk and haven’t yet told me, just drop me an email or text to let me know. This is a wonderful walk with lovely views and will be a good challenge. Optional swift pint at the end at the pub. Yay!

Picture above was from my Monday evening walk in Warden Hills.

Grading Key:
1 = Extreme Nordic (Hills!) – involves hill walking, fast walking, optional hill striding/running *
2 = Moderate Plus (for the faster Nordic Walker)*
3 = Moderate yet challenging *
4 = Gentle yet invigorating *
* = Booking essential for this walk

Monday 6:30pm – Warden Hills, Turnpike Drive, Barton Hills, Luton (3)*

Tuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West car park (1) *

Tuesday 10:00am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3)

Tuesday 12pm – The Bedford Golf Club, Carnoustie Drive, Great Denham (3) *

No Wednesday morning class this week

Wednesday 1pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Pages Park, Leighton Buzzard *
Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2) *

Thursday 10:00am – Bedford Park, Foster Hill Road car park (3)

Friday 10am – BEGINNERS COURSE – The Bedford Golf Club, Great Denham *

Friday 12pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Inspire Sports Village (car park), Stopsley *

Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)

Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3)

Saturday 11am – BEGINNERS COURSE – Ampthill Park, West car park *

Sunday 10am – Old Road, Barton Le Clay to Warden Hills * (meet at Ampthill Park at 9:30am if ride needed)

As the weather gets warmer it is important to keep hydrated so remember to bring a drink. If you don’t want to wear a back pack, I will carry it for you, no probs.

I’d like to welcome some new Nordic Walking graduates, they are: Paula, Rosemary, Val, Doreen, Angela, Vikki, Michael, Haydn and Alison. Well done all of you, we look forward to you joining our Nordic walks with all our other fabulous walkers!

See you all out on the trails!

Thanks,

Elaine

Nordic Walking Bedfordshire – Week Starting 6th May 2014

Hi Nordic Walkers,

I hope you’ve all had a great Bank Holiday weekend. Three of us did the Chatsworth 10K. Bob did the race in 1 hour 16 minutes which is 14 minutes quicker than the time trial we did. Both Adrienne and I did it in 1 hour 26 mins. A BIG well done to you both for doing so well.

This Tuesday’s morning classes will be combined with the Noon class so will start at 10:30am as it’s at Harrold Country Park.

This week’s walks:

Grading Key:

1 = Extreme Nordic (Hills!) – involves hill walking, fast walking, optional hill striding/running *
2 = Moderate Plus (for the faster Nordic Walker)*
3 = Moderate yet challenging *
4 = Gentle yet invigorating *
* = Booking essential for this walk

Tuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West car park (1) *

Tuesday 10:30am – Harrold Country Park, Carlton Rd, Harrold, Bedford MK43 7DS (3)*

No Wednesday morning class this week

Wednesday 1pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Pages Park, Leighton Buzzard *

Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2) *

Thursday 10:00am – Ampthill Park, Ampthill (3)

Thursday 1pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Ampthill Park, West car park *

Friday 10am – BEGINNERS COURSE – The Bedford Golf Club, Great Denham *

Friday 12pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Inspire Sports Village (car park), Stopsley *

Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)

Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3)

Saturday 11am – BEGINNERS COURSE – Ampthill Park, West car park *

Please email or text me if you want to attend any of the bookable classes above, I need a minimum of three for a class so if you fail to let me know it could mean that class may be cancelled. So please remember and let me know at least a day prior. Thanks.

Those of you wishing to come on the Barton Springs/Warden Hills circular long distance walk on the 18th, I will need to know you are attending by the end of this week please. This walk is approximately 10 miles and has some fantastic views.

Looking forward to seeing you all this week.

Many thanks,

Elaine

Nordic Walking Classes Beds – Week Starting 28th April 2014

Hi Nordic Walkers!

We had a beautiful walk was had last Thursday in Bedford along the Embankment and was a real nature trail too.  Also some we had some great walks in Ampthill though I was being a bit soft with all of you and not doing any major hills. sI will make up for it this week!

This coming Sunday is the Chatsworth 10k!  All those taking part should be walking a little extra this week in readiness.  I’m really looking forward to Nordic Walking the Derbyshire countryside and maybe we’ll get a glimpse of Mr Darcy taking a dip in his lake! (I can dream!)

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Nordic Walking With Elaine Kearns – The Embankment, Bedford

Grading Key:
1 = Extreme Nordic (Hills!) – involves hill walking, fast walking, optional hill striding/running *
2 = Moderate Plus (for the faster Nordic Walker)*
3 = Moderate yet challenging *
4 = Gentle yet invigorating *
* = Booking essential for this walk

Monday 6:30pm – Warden Hills, Turnpike Drive, Barton Hills, Luton (3) *

Tuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West car park (1) *

Tuesday 10am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3)

No Wednesday morning class this week

Wednesday 1pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Pages Park, Leighton Buzzard *

Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2) *

Thursday 10:00am – Mowsbury Park, Cleat Hill, Kimbolton Road, Bedford (3)

Thursday 1pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Ampthill Park, West car park *

Friday 10am – BEGINNERS COURSE – The Bedford Golf Club, Great Denham *

Friday 12pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Inspire Sports Village (car park), Stopsley *

Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)

Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3)
 
Saturday 11am – BEGINNERS COURSE – Ampthill Park, West car park *

Sunday 9:30am – Chatsworth 10k (Yippee!)
 
Please remember to book on the walks with an asterisk (above).  I’ll notify you by email of any cancellations due to heavy rain, otherwise assume class is on.  I’d like to welcome Alison B, Haydn and Gordon and Barbara who have completed their Technique courses recently.  I look forward to some great walks with you all.

Thanks a bunch,

Elaine

PS – thanks to Sandra for the bunny and chick baked goods made for our Tuesday morning walkers. Delish!!

Nordic Walking Bedfordshire – Week Starting 21st April 2014

Hi Nordic Walkers,

A wonderful time was had by all on the Woburn Walk and we were blessed with lovely weather and yummy food at The Green Man in Eversholt.

I must congratulate Annj on completing this walk as she has overcome so much with her foot with operations. Just a few short years ago, she was unable to walk altogether, so a wonderful achievement. Annj, well done!

Grading Key:
1 = Extreme Nordic (Hills!) – involves hill walking, fast walking, optional hill striding/running *
2 = Moderate Plus (for the faster Nordic Walker)*
3 = Moderate yet challenging *
4 = Gentle yet invigorating *
* = Booking essential for this walk

Tuesday 8:30am – Ampthill Park, West car park (1) *

Tuesday 10am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3)

Tuesday 12pm – The Bedford Golf club, Carnoustie Drive, Great Denham (3) *

Tuesday 2:30pm – No Gentle class this week

Wednesday 10am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3) *

Wednesday 1pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Pages Park, Leighton Buzzard *

Wednesday 6:30pm – Ampthill Park, West car park (2) *

Thursday 10:00am – Priory Marina, Barkers Lane, Bedford (meet at the main circular car park) (3)

Thursday 1pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Ampthill Park, West car park *

Friday 10am – BEGINNERS COURSE – The Bedford Golf Club, Great Denham *

Friday 12pm – BEGINNERS COURSE – Inspire Sports Village (car park), Stopsley *

Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West car park (2)

Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West car park (3)

Saturday 11am – BEGINNERS COURSE – Ampthill Park, West car park *

My new Beginners’ courses are starting this week, so please tell your friends and family to sign up if they wish to learn this great sport. Also available for one on one’s and small group courses too.

On Thursday at 10am we will be walking from Priory Marina to Bedford Embankment and back. The flowers are all out and it should be a great (flat) walk.  Remember your paws!

Thanks,
Elaine

Elaine Kearns
Nordic Walking With Elaine Kearns In Bedfordshire

Nordic Walking is a great, fun way to exercise. Join Elaine Kearns for Nordic Walking classes in Bedfordshire.

Accredited Instructor
Elaine Kearns - Accredited Nordic Walking UK Instructor

Elaine Kearns is an Accredited Nordic Walking Instructor in Luton, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Walk Gradings

1 = Extreme Nordic (Hills!) – involves hill walking, fast walking, optional hill striding/running
2 = Moderate Plus (for the faster Nordic Walker)
3 = Moderate yet challenging
4 = Gentle yet invigorating
* = Booking essential for all walks with an asterisk

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