Weekly newsletter 122 – what is a MADwalx?

Last week it was an Indian Summer, this week it’s Ear Freeze time!

Brr! Where are the woolly hats? Certainly needed one this morning with the fresh winds! It was quite invigorating though! Just have to remember to wrap up and layer up!

So revised measures came into force this week to help reduce the R number. We are doing our bit too and ensuring we stay 2 poles apart and have reduced the group sizes. Some of the early morning and late-night walks can accommodate at least 8 as the paths are not so busy and the darkness encourages more people to stay under the duvets.

We will not be arranging to visit pubs or cafes; you may do so by personal arrangement.

Have you downloaded the new NHS Contact and Trace app? Please do – just check in your phone’s app store.

Poles for sale:

Leki Nordic walking poles (preloved) – £35
Activator poles (preloved) – £45
Brand new Fizan poles – £55
BungyPumps (preloved) – £35
Brand New BungyPumps – £70
Smoveys (preloved) – £35
ProXwalkers (preloved) – £20

Let me know what you would like and I will advise on how to pay and collect.

Big hugs and smiles everyone. Stay safe and stay 2 metres apart.


Three go MAD for the Veterans Charity!
What are we up to?

26th-30th May 2021

The Forces March has rapidly become a benchmark endurance event in the UK. Janine completed this in 2012 and won the Sarah Bryant trophy for most outstanding female. She did it in a ducksuit during a heatwave and managed to break the super tough RAF Rocks (shown below).

The event attracts many military teams and runners of all abilities as well as people who want to challenge themselves and be a part of something special.

Many participants find the march a very daunting challenge and most wish they had trained more for hills. However, EVERY participant looks back at the march with great fondness and memories of an incredible adventure. We are very proud of the fact that participants return year after year having enjoyed the event so much.

You can learn more about the route here.

This time Janine is taking some fellow MAD nordic walkers, Sally and Martin. Why MAD? Because we want to Make A Difference!

You can help us with a donation. Help make a difference to someone who kept you safe, who no longer has the essentials to be warm, or dry, or fed.

Here are the quick click links to the WALX this week.

Saturday 26th September
6.30-8.30 Saturday Duskateers Cotswold Sports Centre FULL

8.00-9.30 Smileage Saturday Cotswold Sports Centre

9.30-10.30 Slow is Strong Cotswold Sports Centre

Sunday  20th September
closed this week

Monday we are closed.

Tuesday 29th September
18.00-19.39  Sulham Striders with Janet Cotswold Sports Centre
Wednesday 30th September
10.00-11.30 WALX with Carol Thatcham Discovery Centre

6.30-20.00 pm Charlotte’s GlowWorms Caversham Bridge Meadows  

Thursday 1st October
07:00-8.30 Earlybirds Cotswold Sports Centre

10.00-11.00 Gentle Paces Caversham Meadows

19.00-20.00 pm Urban Headtorch Canters Cotswold Sports Centre

Friday 2nd October
10.00-11.30am Sociable Woodland WALX Cotswold Sports Centre

Coming up on Sundays will be 2-hour Fitter Faster sessions (alternate Sundays)

Updated: September 25, 2020 — 1:13 pm