Our ‘Walk A Mile Or Two’ group activity has found its way onto the u3a central ‘sources’ web pages. Click here to read the item.
What can we say?
After setting a ‘group’ walking target of 1000 miles in September it was decided to have another go in October. Both targets achieved with miles to spare. So then a new target of 5000 miles for the quarter (Sep-Nov) was set and, guess what, we hit 5111 miles.
It really is a credit to all 35 folk in the group for having a go. From the zimmer frame stroller with a mile at a time to the canal bank strider doing 5 miles a day its a brilliant achievement so well done to all and special thanks to Brenda for the sums.
Walk A Mile Or Two
In early September 2020 the group was set a target of a “cumulative 1000 walked miles” for the month.
This target was easily achieved when 1700 miles were logged by September 30th
Well done to all who participated.
Download a certificate here.
1000 miles in September?
We are thinking of a challenge we can do for September. Maybe try and walk 1000 miles between us during the month . So we are trying to encourage members to do a little often . With the number we have in the group if they all did a mile a day we would reach 600 so 1000 is achievable .
I will keep you informed – Brenda
The new group had its second stroll on Sunday August 9th with 16 members taking part. A pleasant and easy stroll of about 2 miles starting and ending at Maghull station followed by coffee in Bernies.
Another stroll is planned for next Sunday going in the opposite direction.
Please contact any of the ‘leaders’ to be included in the walk. It is essential that you are familiar with the current ‘covid’ restrictions and have up to date membership.
See the group page for these details.
It is important to stay active, sit less and move more for your physical, mental health and wellbeing. Sunday Strollers usually meets once a month at present but the group decided to meet more often and complete 5 miles local walks.
Four members of the Sunday Strollers decided to form another group that would help members who do not want to walk 5 miles. The group has been called Walk a Mile or Two and completes local walks up to 2 miles.
11 members took part in the first walk which was just less than 2 miles and we plan to do another walk this Sunday 9th August, which is just over 1.5 miles. Social distancing rules are followed. If you want to be involved in either groups please text Brenda McKenzie on 07900525222 for further details.
If you enjoy walking and would like to find a walking buddy, Group Support are willing to set up a What’s App group so members can find a walking partner/sThe Nordic
Walking Group have this week successfully started this and couples are going out walking keeping to the social distancing rules.
If you do not have access to What’s App if you email me I am willing to try and find you a walking partner🤞 My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or my telephone number is 07900525222 if you want to send me a text
Walking is a great way to keep fit and it is so much more enjoyable doing it with someone else
The ‘easy walkers’ group leader has asked me to post that the group is now full. 17 people walked last week which is a difficult number for the 2 leaders to manage, to ensure all walkers are safe, and to enable the walk to be fun for everyone. If anyone is willing to create an Easy Walkers – 2 group it would be much appreciated, as our U3A tries to ensure equal access to groups for all members. If anyone is willing to lead another group, which could be on any day of your choosing, please discuss at group leader support desk on Tuesday coffee mornings. A full program of ready made walks is available so you need not create a new one. Judith Jones, the current Easy Walk leader, is also happy to discuss with you. Contact her on 07443 334222.
The next Easy Walk will be on Thursday 6th February. This will be a flat walk from Sandhills Station to The Brittania Pub on Otterspool prom. If you would like to walk please meet at Maghull Station to catch the 9:46 train. For more details please contact Judith Jones 07443 334222
Date Walk Location
6th Feb Sandhills Station to Britannia Pub
5th Mar Crosby
2nd Apr Hop Vine Burscough
7th May Bull and Dog Burscough
4th Jun Mystery Walk
2nd Jul Westhead to Lathom
6th Aug West Kirby
3rd Sep Town Green
1st Oct Eastham Wirral
5th Nov Wirral Way
3rd Dec Local walk