Several new U3A members have enquired at the group support desk about Nordic walking. In order to go on these walks members have to complete a short training programme first to learn the technique. Active Sefton have now publicised the dates for the technique training. These are Mon 15th and 22nd Oct.12;30-2;30 Formby Library. Sat 3rd and Sun 4th November 2-4pm Dunes Leisure Centre, Southport and Thursday 8th Fri 9th November 10-12md Crosby Leisure Centre.
Courses are free of charge but places are limited. To book a place on the training course contact the team on 0151 934 2824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eight U3A members recently took part in the free Nordic walk training provided by Sefton Council. This training costs the council £70 per person. To date only one of the people trained has taken part in a walk. This is a waste of council money and may prevent the U3A getting places in the future. It is important to consolidate the learning gained at the training by taking part in a regular walk. The health benefits are tremendous too! Walks are available on Monday mornings (fortnightly) at 10:15 am from Maghull Leisure Centre. Next walk is on 25th June. This is 60 minute walk. There is also a weekly walk on Monday evening, 6:30 from Lydiate scout hut for 90 minutes. There is no need to book for the walks, just turn up 10 mins before walk commences. Poles are available to use.
The Nordic Walking Group have now moved back to Lydiate on a Monday night. We meet at 6.30 at the Lydiate Parish Hall on Southport Road and walk for 1.5 hours completing about 4 miles. If you want more details please come to Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning.
The Nordic Walking Group will move back to Lydiate from 9th April. They start walking at 6.30 for 1.5 hours. If you are interested in joining this group you have to attend a four-hour training session. Training sessions are being held in Maghull on 14th and 15th May from 12.45 for 2 hours on each day. You have to enrol on this course as there are limited places. A new Nordic group will be starting Monday 14th May at 10.15am and will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday mornings at that time at Meadows Leisure Centre and will walk for 1 hour. If you want further details come to the Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning or ring 0151 531 0207, Below are members of the group completing the last walk in Maghull. They walked from The Baptist Church along the canal to the bridge at the Bootle Arms and back, just under 4 miles just over 1 hour. .
Sefton Active are running a Nordic walking technique course in Maghull on 14/15th May at 12.45 for two hours each day. If you are interested please come to group support desk on a Tuesday morning or text 07900525222. Places are limited.
The course and use of poles are free. We have a group that meet every Monday night at 6.30 in Maghull/Lydiate and walk for 1/1.5 hours.
A new Sefton Active Nordic walking Group will be starting on a Monday morning at 10.15 in May. They will walk for 1 hour from the Meadows Leisure Centre. Speak to Margaret Kendall at Group Support desk for more details.
You must have completed the technique course to join the groups.
Here are some of our walkers out tonight. Up to 18 people Nordic walk on a Monday night at 6.30 from the Baptist Church. Tonight we did just under 4 miles in 1.45hr our leader John cracked a good pace. To join the group you need of completed a 4 hour course run by Active Sefton. Details can be found on their website the course is free and they also provide the poles for you to use each week. We have room for new members as two of the group Margaret and Diane have just completed their Nordic Walk Leaders course again this was free and run by Active Sefton. If you need more details come to the Group Support table on a Tuesday morning or ring Brenda McKnzie on 0151 531 0207
Members of the Nordic walking group took to the streets of Maghull last night, suitably attired in festive wear, to complete the annual tour of the locality viewing the Christmas garden decorations. I have to admit there did appear to be some bemused motorists, and the one who stopped to ask us for directions looked extremely confused! Following the walk we returned to the lovely home of Brenda and John, where we were extremely well fed and watered. Thanks to both of them for their hospitality. Special thanks to Ian Gent, who was not able to join us last night, who along with Brenda and John, have led the Nordic walkers many miles during 2017.The walks resume on 8th January, 6:30 pm at the Baptist Church. New walkers are welcome but must have completed the Active Sefton Nordic walk training first.
RETURN TO MAGHULL
From Monday 2nd October, 2017, we will be moving back to Maghull for the winter.
Meeting at; Maghull Baptist Church car park
Day/Time; Monday nights @ 6.30pm (except for public holidays)
Duration; 1 hr circular walk on well lit pavements
Clothing/Safety; Please wear suitable warm and waterproof clothing and footwear for the conditions. (Also high-vis jackets or vests/lights etc if possible)
(Please note that our last walk for 2017 will be on Monday 11th December 2017)
There are six courses available this October and November and they are free if you live in Sefton. They are 4 hour courses split over 2 days and you must attend both days to complete the training
Formby-Mon 9th and Tue 10th Oct-12:45pm – 2:45pm
Southport – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October-10:30am – 12:30pm
Maghull-Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October-12:45pm – 2:45pm
Crosby – Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October- 10:30am – 12:30pm
Southport- Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th November- 12:45pm – 2:45pm
Crosby- Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November -1:00pm – 3:00pm
Please contact Stephanie Boote on Tel: 0151 934 2824 Mobile: 07866 597304 to book on one of the courses
Eight members of the Nordic Walking group braved the elements on Monday night. We did cut the walk short but covered just under 3.5 miles in an hour and as you can see we were still smiling at the end of it. We hope our leader Ian who is on holiday was having better weather than us.