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In recognition of our Nordic Walk it member achievements.......


We Nordic Walked it and raised £5250 for Air Ambulance ( June 2017)

Rutland and Stamford’s ‘Nordic Walk it!’ club decided that they wanted to give back to the local community, so set out to raise money to fund a Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance mission - each mission costs around £1700.  However, the combined efforts of the club saw them raise an outstanding £5250 - enough to fund 3 missions.

“As a group who explores the whole of our surrounding countryside to keep fit, we wanted to support a charity that operated in the heart of our county and was linked to supporting people with their health.  Air Ambulance is such a valuable and vital service that is run entirely on monies raised.  I’m so proud of everyone who took part, everyone of our club members got involved.  It’s been a great way to keep fit and have fun together’” Joanna Douglas, Club Health and Wellbeing Coach

Money was raised through completing a major challenge, walking the 65-mile Rutland Round over 3 days.  With 6 members walking the whole round in 3 days: Jo Swain, Helen Russell, Robert King, Dave Cook, Steve Harford and Joanna Douglas, and others joining in for stretches of the walk.  A further 25 Nordic walkers participated with ages ranging up to 75 years of age.

“Each and everyone involved in the challenge pushed themselves outside their comfort zone to raise this money and took training very seriously starting in March to ensure they were fit and able.  Everyone was amazing” commented Dave Crooks, walk leader.

Other fund raising activities included making and selling produce, weekly club raffles and a community raffle that was supported by local pubs situated not the Rutland Round including, The Olive Branch in Clipsham, The Lake Isle in Uppingham, The Old Plough in Branston-in-Rutland, Wheatsheaf in Oakham, The White Lion Inn in Whissendine, The Wheatsheaf in Langham and The Country Lounge Restaurant Pizzeria & Bar in Morcott.  Additionally the Co-op and Baan Sabai Thai Therapy donated vouchers too.


Nordic Walk it! 5K racing team wins the first British Nordic Walking UK challenge of the year

This year we formed a brand-new team and once again went to the British Nordic Walking challenge at Wollaton Park | Nottingham | 7 May 2017. The fabulous George Shepard captained a team consisting of Sue Fisher (also faster women), Dave and Heather Sharpe, George and Diane Shepherd, Sue Thorpe, and George West. Out they went and performed superbly not only winning but doing so with a clear 13 minute margin. So the next race is at Margam Park | South Wales | 2 July 2017.  I'm sure you'll join me in congratulating them on their success and wishing them good speed for the next race.

For results visit: https://britishnordicwalking.org.uk/pages/exel-cha...

Fancy joining the racing team?  If so, let us know.

Up and coming races for the year:

Margam Park | South Wales | 2 July 2017                 

Lydiard Park | Swindon | 10 September 2017           

Black Park | Buckinghamshire | 15 October 2017    


Diamond 400 Nordic miles walked

WELL DONE

Louise L, Diane E, Robert E, Philip M, June M, George S, Diane S, Caroline L, Helen R, Jo S, Pippa H, Claudia R, Moira B, Dave C, 


Gold 240-Nordic miles walked

WELL DONE

Helen, Robert, Louise, Diane, June and Philip Morely


Silver 160-Nordic miles Walkred

Awarded to:
Sue, Trish, Marion, Nicki, Pippa, Ho, Claudia, Diane, Robert, June, Phil, Louise


Bronze 80-Nordic miles walked

APRIL 2015 - MARCH 2016

Awarded to:
Sara, Janet, Sue, Mo, Audrey, Lesley, Yolanda, Molly, Sue, Trish, Colleen, Linda, John, Anne, Sarah, Georgia, George, Brian, Marion, Nicki, Linda, Claudette, Richard, John, Louise, Iris, Robert, Diane, Jo, Claudia, June, Philip


Celebrating our successes in 2015

What a fantastic night, 66 of us met up as a club to celebrate Christmas together. We had great fun, ate well, danced well (in fact I think we took over the dance floor!) and cheered each other on..

Well done Mo Nelson, Lesley Clifford, Jules Galbraith and Nicki Parr who were awarded the 'Nordic Walk it 2015 Achievers Award' for pushing themselves outside of their comfort zones

Our '2015 Improvers Award' goes to Yolanda Slowinska, Pat Dawe and Colleen Laker. All three worked hard to improve their Nordic Walking technique and levels of fitness to a new height.

The 'Nordic Walk it! High Milers Award' goes to the famous five: Louise Lloyd, Diane and Robert Eagle, June and Phillip (he's at the bar) Morley. Well Done All for walking over 240 Nordic Walking miles in the last 9 months!


2015 ACTIVE RUTLAND CLUB OF THE YEAR

I am proud to announce that NORDIC WALK IT! has been received 2 runner up awards at the Active Rutland Awards:

- CLUB of the Year

- and to our very own Dave Crooks: Sportsman of the Year


And the winners of the 2015 British Nordic Walking Challenge Series......

10K distance:
Fastest Man | David Crooks of Nordic Walk It!
Fastest Team | Nordic Walk It!


Soporting success; fastest 5K and 10K teams.....

British Nordic Walking event, 15th November 2015 at the British Nordic Walking race, Black Park, Slough

**See sports section for results table and gallery of pictures **

Wow, wow, wow, didn't we all do well! For some of us, this was our first race, for others our 2nd or 3rd. We all finished with excellent timings and some new personal bests, but most importantly - we all had fun. Over the next week I will be updating the website, so do check out the sports page for times and pictures.

We entered 3 teams - all were brilliant, with our club winning fastest 5 and 10K. That's 2 in a row for the 5K races and 3 for the 10k - which makes NORDIC WALK IT! the 10K BRITISH NORDIC WALKING SERIES CHAMPIONS FOR 2015. series champions. Plus our new 5K team were hot on the heals of the other team - so watch out.


Welcome back to Sian who has been volunteering in SW Uganda - here is her story....

"I have just returned from a 16 day trip to rural SW Uganda with Mission Direct. In just over 2 weeks you cannot achieve a huge amount, but the main team built an additional house for a local primary school, and the medical team worked in the local hospital. I learned lots about malaria, typhoid, HIV/AIDS, made some great friends and started to understand what life (and medicine) is like in a Third World country. I hope some of my teaching and expertise helped a bit too.

High point was seeing a leopard just 50 yards from my chalet. Low point was seeing young people die of things that are so easily treated in the UK.

More details from my blog on rukungiriadventure Or if I walk next to you, I can talk all the way."


Nordic Walk it! for Children in Need: £336 raised

Following the suggestion of Country File, we organised a family walk to raise money for Children in Need - and were successful in raising £336. It was a lovely 5.5 mile walk from Pipwell to Cold Overton and back with plenty of sunshine and good cheer. A BIG thank you to everyone who took part and to Ned who did an excellent video clip (posted on FB)


Nordic Walking/Scaling The Great Wall of China

September 2015 - Well done Jo, Kath, Caroline and Karen on your fantastic achievement
Our intrepid Nordic explorers swapped the rolling hills of Rutland for the mountainous range of hills of China to walk the Great Wall and raise money for two excellent charities. It wasn't easy, but boy was it worth while.
* Medical Detection Dogs; a charity which train dogs for cancer detection and to assist individuals to manage medical conditions such as diabetes. https://www.justgiving.com/Caroline-Lammie
* Air Ambulance; this receives no government funding but is becoming more active in our skies to make sure people have fast access to medical assistance. https://www.justgiving.com/KATHANDJO/
~NB~All money raised for either cause will go to the charity as our explorers financed the trip themselves.

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June Social to the Norfolk Coastal Path

Starting from Cley-Next-the-sea, we adventured along the coast line taking in the delights of Weybourne, Sherringham and Cromer.

Our 15-mile hike took us along a beautiful route, taking in views of the North sea, fresh green countryside, beeches and seaside villages/towns.

It also through some challenges; stone beaches, cliff top paths and scaling Beeston Bump when tired.

Some walked half the journey, others did the full route, but all in all we had a lovely time. Who's up for next year's field trip?




We Nordic Walked it and raised £5250 for Air Ambulance 

Rutland and Stamford’s ‘Nordic Walk it!’ club decided that they wanted to give back to the local community, so set out to raise money to fund a Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance mission - each mission costs around £1700.  However, the combined efforts of the club saw them raise an outstanding £5250 - enough to fund 3 missions.

“As a group who explores the whole of our surrounding countryside to keep fit, we wanted to support a charity that operated in the heart of our county and was linked to supporting people with their health.  Air Ambulance is such a valuable and vital service that is run entirely on monies raised.  I’m so proud of everyone who took part, everyone of our club members got involved.  It’s been a great way to keep fit and have fun together’” Joanna Douglas, Club Health and Wellbeing Coach

Money was raised through completing a major challenge, walking the 65-mile Rutland Round over 3 days.  With 6 members walking the whole round in 3 days: Jo Swain, Helen Russell, Robert King, Dave Cook, Steve Harford and Joanna Douglas, and others joining in for stretches of the walk.  A further 25 Nordic walkers participated with ages ranging up to 75 years of age.

“Each and everyone involved in the challenge pushed themselves outside their comfort zone to raise this money and took training very seriously starting in March to ensure they were fit and able.  Everyone was amazing” commented Dave Crooks, walk leader.

Other fund raising activities included making and selling produce, weekly club raffles and a community raffle that was supported by local pubs situated not the Rutland Round including, The Olive Branch in Clipsham, The Lake Isle in Uppingham, The Old Plough in Branston-in-Rutland, Wheatsheaf in Oakham, The White Lion Inn in Whissendine, The Wheatsheaf in Langham and The Country Lounge Restaurant Pizzeria & Bar in Morcott.  Additionally the Co-op and Baan Sabai Thai Therapy donated vouchers too.