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Leki Nordic Walking Festival

Leki Nordic Walking Festival

Tue 9th April 2013

At Shepherds Walks we have been Nordic Walking for many years and over that time we have really enjoyed meeting, and Nordic Walking, with many people so what better way to celebrate this than to have a Nordic Walking Festival.

The number of people attending exceeded all our expectations and it was great to get Leki on board to support the event.   To have them along on the day really made for a real festival feel.

With so many courses during the day and Nordic Walks taking place we also brought in some of the best Nordic Walking instructors the North East has to offer with these coming from all different backgrounds. We have worked with all of them before and really appreciate their enthusiasm and commitment to Nordic Walking.

The day before had been a lovely warm day and the Sunday started off in a similar fashion but it was a little colder when the sun went in.

At 10.00 the first of the hourly Nordic Walking taster sessions started with the ‘Take your skills to a new level’ course starting at 10.30. There was a really good atmosphere with many people truly out for the day and browsing, talking and looking over the Leki products between their sessions.

The hour break for lunch vanished in a flash as the taster sessions restarted and the larger groups congregated ready for both the 2 and 5 mile walks in the afternoon.

They went off and returned at a very good pace and when Nordic Walkers come back with a big smile on their faces you know it has been a good walk.

A very big thank you must go to everybody who came along on the day and for all the great feedback we have received after the event.

This is an event we are planning to move around the region, so we can offer different walks every year. I very much hope you can join us again next year.

Posted By: Julie Barnett | Wed 10th April 2013

What a great event. It was lovely to meet people who had never tried Nordic walking but by the end of the taster sessions I taught were addicted and some bought poles and booked onto walks. Everyone enjoyed themselves and it will be great to see people at other walks Shepherds Walks run.

On the 2 mile walk it was fantastic to hear people really enthusing about how much easier it was walking with the poles when we walked up the small hills.

Julie (Instructor)

Posted By: Jane Monks | Sat 13th April 2013

Thanks for everybody who came along on this the first Leki Nordic Walking Festival, it was a great day.

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