By Julie Todd, one of the Beeston parkrun Nordic Walkers.
Another glorious Saturday morning, another fantastic parkrun full of smiles!
Many of us struggle to exercise in this heat so it’s amazing to see so many out at 9am, ready to give it a go. parkrun is such a good way to start the weekend and I can push the strains of the week into the ground with my poles!
I know that the click from the poles has motivated many a runner to go faster! The support from others is an essential part of the event and everyone is made to feel welcome, whatever the speed.
It’s great to see families taking part together!
The grass in the shade by the canal was actually wet from the short rainfall the night before – a welcome relief for hot feet!
The best part …
Public Health England now recommends Nordic Walking as a great exercise for strengthening muscles and bones. Walking with poles combined with the correct technique, gives your upper body a workout as well as your legs. It’s really effective at strengthening your core muscles whilst supporting all the joints.
Come and join us at Bramcote Park on Thursdays at 10.30am and 7pm. Contact me for an induction on 07903 504376.
See www.facebook.com/nottsnordicwalking for more details
With thanks to Julie for writing the run report I will simply name the volunteers who allowed this week's event to happen: Rab Acid, Jen Beverley, Dominic Bowen, Sharon Burghart, Jane Harvey, Lorna Stella Koskela (all the way from Finland), Alan Lea, Amelia Lees, Holly McCain, Katharina Meyer-Ohle, Elliott Moulster, Sarah-Jane PRIOR, Catherine ROWE, Tony RUSHTON, Ethan SIMKINS, Catherine SIMKINS, Isaac SIMKINS, Jem SIMKINS, Julie Todd, and Megan WOODS
For more info about parkrun and Nordic Walking see this parkrun blog post.