New Nordic walk programme starts this week

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After a harsh winter, lots of people will be looking for some spring respite.

Horsham District Council’s Leisure Link Nordic walking instructor, Linda Edwards, has put together a programme of Nordic walks, which might just help people come out of hibernation and enjoy the great outdoors again.

Nordic walking is a variation on normal walking, which involves using specialised poles to help propulsion and give a workout for both the lower and upper body

There are a number of free taster sessions and four week technique courses lined up both in Horsham Park in Horsham and Cowfold Recreation Ground in Cowfold. Sign up and stride out!

Spring 2013 Programme

FREE TASTER SESSIONS

Thursday April 18 2013 – 10am to 10.45am – Cowfold Playing Fields

Saturday April 20 2013 – 12.30pm to 1.15pm - Horsham Park

Friday April 25 2013 – 12.30pm to 1.15pm - Horsham Park

Sunday May 19 2013 – 12noon to 12.45pm - Cowfold Playing Fields

Thursday June 6 2013 – 12.30pm to 1.15pm - Horsham Park

NORDIC WALKING TECHNIQUE COURSE DATES – PRICE £45 (FOUR WEEK COURSE)

All four sessions must be completed to gain a Competency Certificate, which gives people access to all Nordic Walking UK Walks and members also receive a discount on equipment, clothing etc.

HORSHAM PARK

Week 1 - Saturday April 27 - 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Week 2 - Saturday May 4 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Week 3 – Saturday May 11 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Week 4 – Saturday May 18 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

COWFOLD PLAYING FIELDS

Week 1 – Thursday May 2 – 10am to 11am

Week 2 – Thursday May 9 – 10am to 11am

Week 3 – Thursday May 16 – 10am to 11am

Week 4 - Thursday May 23 – 10am to 11am

HORSHAM PARK

Week 1 – Friday May 3 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Week 2 – Friday May 10 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Week 3 – Friday May 17 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Week 4 – Friday May 24 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

HORSHAM PARK

Week 1 – Thursday June 20 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Week 2 – Thursday June 27 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Week 3 – Thursday July 4 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Week 4 – Thursday July 11 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

COWFOLD PLAYING FIELDS

Week 1 – Saturday June 29 – 1pm to 2pm

Week 2 – Saturday July 6 – 1pm to 2pm

Week 3 – Saturday July 13 – 1pm to 2pm

Week 4 – Saturday July 20 - 1pm to 2pm

Course payment of £45 will be payable at the first session and those people booked on the course will be required to fill out a health questionnaire. If those people participating cannot make one of the sessions, they can transfer to another course to complete the technique training subject to availability. For further details or to book on to a free taster session or technique course please contact.

Linda Edwards – Nordic Walking UK Instructor - Tel. 07703 575915 / Email. lindaedwards1@yahoo.co.uk There are also regular updates on the ‘Find a Class’ section of www.nordicwalking.co.uk