Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Nordic Walking Magazine is Launched!


At last and long overdue, Nordic Walking enthusiasts across the world now have their own "special interest" magazine (Edition 1 published: 28 Jan '10) - aptly titled "Nordic Walking Magazine".

Nordic Walking Magazine is the brain child of Nordic Walking online publisher David Downer. David, who lives in the town of Poole on the South Coast of England and who is also an INWA (International Nordic Walking Association) trained instructor, has been publishing popular Nordic Walking material online since early 2005.

David says: "For a long time I have found it frustrating, that English speaking Nordic Walkers have been deprived of having their own special interest magazine. So; it seemed a natural extension to what I have been doing online for the past 5 years, to fill a much needed gap."

David's publications to date have included "Nordic Walking News Blog"; "Nordic Walking eCommunity Forum"; "Nordic Walking Step by Step" (the first Nordic Walking book in the English language); "Nordic Walking News Weekly" (a weekly news report) and now "Nordic Walking Magazine".

Both Nordic Walking Magazine and Nordic Walking News Weekly is edited and produced by Malcolm Jarvis. Malcolm is a former lead architect with the City of York Council in the north of England, who took early retirement in early 2005. After training as an instructor at the Yorkshire Nordic Walking School in Ilkley, England, Malcolm discovered, however, that he preferred to research and write about Nordic Walking, rather than teaching it physically.

Note: The first couple of editions of Nordic Walking Magazine will be published (loosely) quarterly. However; from September 2010 it will be publish bi-monthly.

A feature of the magazine is it's virtual "advisory panel", including many of the top Nordic Walking leaders and educators from across the world. Names that will be familiar to Nordic Walking officionardos include, industry pioneers Tom Rutlin & Marko Kanteneva; Malin Svensson; Suzanne Nottingham; Bernd Zimmermann; Gary Johnson; Mike Rollason; Martin Christie; Karen Ingram; Catherine Hughes; Mike Gates; Patrick Burtscher & Maree Farnsworth.

Taking full advantage of technology, Nordic Walking Magazine is published as a PDF download.

Comments on the Magazine include:

"Well done - What a great magazine very informative well laid out and easy to navigate. Great being able to download read at leisure and file away for future referance."

Dave Scott

I raise my glass to you (nice Merlot); this is wonderful…finally, a home for wayward Nordic Walkers! I’ve had my share of being involved in website design and you’ve made the navigation through the magazine very easy.

Lindy Smith

"Gentlemen; I am extremely grateful to you for the sites shown here.
This is a professional job."

Gabor Nagy


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