On 19th May to 27th May 2015 a group of Everybody Leisure’s Nordic Walkers are taking on a 7 day walking challenge to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.
The group have called themselves the ‘Hadrian’s Hoofers’ and will be using walking techniques they have learnt from regular Nordic Walking outings and courses organised by Everybody Leisure in Cheshire East.
The walkers are hoping to raise in excess of 10k for The Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, a unit within Wythenshawe Hospital. All those participating in the fundraising challenge are members of Davenport Golf Club which is a regular meeting place for the Nordic Walkers as they trek through Poynton’s landscape.
The incoming Golf Club Captains’ for 2015 have chosen this particular charity as Mr Captain Paul Robinson’s son Sam, who is 17 years old suffers with Cystic Fibrosis. Sam was recently transferred to the Manchester unit to continue with his care and treatment.
The walk starts in Wallsend near Newcastle and goes past Carlisle ending in a place called Bowness on Solway. This is a route from East to West of the Hadrian’s Wall Path and a total of 84 miles!
People can sponsor the Hadrian’s Hoofers by visiting: justgiving.com/captainscharity2015
Nordic Walking in Cheshire
Nordic walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world with over 10 million enthusiasts now regularly taking part in what was originally used by super fit cross country skiers as a way to stay fit during the summer.
NORDIC WALKING FACTS
It reduces the strain on knees and joints
It’s suitable for all levels
It’s great for back, neck and shoulder problems
Outdoor exercise is proven to have a positive effect on the state of mind
Technique courses are instructor led with an emphasis on a fun and social way to enjoy the countryside. You must attend both sessions to gain the Competency Card.
For more information about Nordic Walking and how to get involved visit: everybody.org.uk/nordic-walking/