Our Autumn Charity Challenge is to Nordic walk 21 miles (approx) from Hungerford to Theale in under 8 hours along the Kennet and Avon Canal. This challenge is for all abilities but with an emphasis on doing this non stop. There are options to start at Thatcham, for a shorter distance of approximately 11 miles (see notes below).
Sign up and receive our 16 week training guide; there will be technique workshops that proved popular and invaluable for the half marathon training.
Our chosen charity is Parkinsons UK benefitting from 100% profits to help support our new walking group, PD Nordic Walking Warriors.Parkinsons UK, benefitting from 100% profits.
We are also encouraging members to help us boost the fundraising effort by sharing our Just Giving Page (TBC) for a focused community sponsorship boost for your amazing feat on your feet! Or, why not fundraise for the charity at the centre of your heart.
Do bring a packed lunch and drinks; see compulsary kit below. There are cafes and pubs along the route for natural breaks and top up of water, but we are keen to maintain a challenge pace of 3.5mph so that we can return to Theale before 4pm. The route is approximatley 21 miles and we should complete this in 6 hours. It is a challenge after all!
There are catch up options to join or leave us at Thatcham and various other stations. Please do make sure you calculate our walking time to join or depart from us. Familiarise yourself with the timetable to catch appropriate trains. This is entirely optional and you are asked to make your own arrangements, independent of the group arrangements, risks and liabilities.
Compulsory kit: Rucksack with the following (maximum pack weight 3kg)
Hi viz vest top, head torch, spare batteries, silver foil blanket, small 1st aid kit, blister care, 2 litres of water, energy food, spare change for train, In Case of Emergency card in outer pocket, waterproofs, spare socks, spare jumper, gloves and hat.
We shall park and meet at Theale Station at 7.30am to catch the 07.45am (arriving in Hungerford at 08.12am)
1 adult £7.80 (price at 12/5/2018)
Daily Rate after 10am: £4.60
Weekend Daily Rate: £3.10
Book and pay in advance plus all parking details are here.
Booking online in advance is essential.
You are asked to contact Janine by phone, leaving a voicemail or sending an sms text to 07792 550191, if you are likely to be delayed as we do start promptly.
This session is for Freedom Passport Holders only. You receive this after successfully completing our Learn To Nordic Walk course. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07792 550191 for details.
3J Fitness is about encouraging you to take the positive steps to enriching and energising your mind, body and soul through a structured walking and fitness program outdoors. Exercise your happiness and get Nordic Walking today!