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FASTRACK to Nordic Walking-Running With Poles – Glenridding

19th December 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Fastrack Nordic Course for Fell Walkers and Runners – no running involved but a fast pace course to learn to walk before you can run in a Nordic Style!

We will ensure you master the technique and feel confident to Nordic Walk. If you can`t make all the sessions, please do not worry as we go over all the Gears each session.

This course covers the following:

You will learn the fundamentals of the Nordic Walking technique. Gaining forward propulsion from the poles by engaging the correct upper body muscles, understanding correct gait and co-ordination.

Mastering handgrip and use of the pole straps in order to develop technique by adapting the body position and pole angles for walking up and downhills.

Adding more speed through improved technique, understanding how your body reacts to exercise and learning how to stay within your comfort zone.

Improving posture and understanding how to use the technique, distance, speed and terrain to constantly ensure you get the most out of your Nordic walking!

We will lend out the poles, so all you need is suitable comfortable Trainers and clothes, and waterproofs in case of the changeable Lake District weather! Bring a water bottle in a small rucksack if you wish.


LDNPA car park charges – 2 hrs – £3; 3 hrs – £4.20; 4 hrs – 5.40; all day – £8

This activity is run by Nicola Sproson
In and around the Lake District fells, Nic’s Nordic Walks are organised by Nicola Sproson, to give folk the opportunity to join a ‘gym without walls’, to exercise in the outdoors with spectacular views and to fulfil exercise aims using Nordic Walking poles. This is just such a great way to be outdoors & get fit, come rain or shine, with a low impact activity and using 90% of the bodies muscles.


Glenridding Tourist Information Office
3 Greenside Road
Glenridding, Cumbria CA11 0PA United Kingdom
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07976 949488
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