Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Nordic Walking News (Update)!

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Happy Sixth Birthday!

It's six years ago this month (March 2005) that I launched my very first Nordic Walking publication. It was called Nordic Walking News and it was the forerunner to this Blog.

The original Nordic Walking News was a monthly web based newsletter.

A Recipe For Nordic Walkers

One of the popular features of the original Nordic Walking News was the recipe of the month (called Josette's Kitchen. It's been a long time but I thought I do another recipe. The difference today however, is that I now have the technology to offer up a video, which makes it a lot more fun.

So check out the video of me preparing and cooking a delicious Greek dish called "Skordalia" - Potato & Garlic Mash (accompanied by Pan-Fried Salmon & a Greek Salad).

I hope that Nordic Walkers everywhere (particularly on this forum) will give this dish a try... Enjoy!

Exerstride Nordic Walking Win UK Deal!

I was delighted to hear the news that Nordic Walking UK (NWUK) are to become the official UK stockist for Tom Rutlin's strapless Exerstrider Nordic Walking poles. Tom is soon to visiting the UK to deliver training in his Exerstride Nordic Walking technique to Nordic Walking UK instructors.

Nordic Walking Holiday in the Alps

Our friends Patrick & Maree from Nordic Academy in Australia have contacted me to let me know that they still have a couple of places available, on what I am sure is going to be another fantastic Nordic Walking holiday in Europe this coming June.

The 10 day holiday will include walks in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

For Details:

Kidney Research Walk On Sunday (Next) 20th March (UK)

UK based Nordic Walkers within traveling distance of Peterborough, may be interested in this charity Nordic Walking event in aid of Kidney Research which takes place next Sunday:

Date: Sunday 20th March 2011

Time: 10:00

Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park, Peterborough

Thanks to Sue Burnett from the British Nordic Walking Federation Steering Group for this information.

UK & European Based Nordic Walking Challenges (Races)

Thanks to Nordic Walking eCommunity Forum Co-Moderator Ian Holloway for the following information.

The Lakeland Trail Events welcome Nordic Walkers as part of the "Challenge Races" and these are fantastic events with superb organisation and a great atmosphere. See for details.

Jon Monks of Shepherds Walks, in the North of England, are offering two Marathons this year. The first is a Coastal Walk and the second is around the Kielder Reservoir. Neither are out and out races but you know what happens when a couple of competitors meet up! See:

If you really want to test your poles then have a look at the Lochalsh Dirty 30 website. Again, this is not billed as a race but walkers, runners and polersv really "go for it". See:

Europe seems to have many International Races ranging from distance events, hill climbs and winter events. "Google" Martin Epp(s) to see him in action on the Austrian Championship Race and on hill climbs.

Note From The Editor: The Spanish Island of Mallorca is the venue April 29 & 30 and May (1st) for the 2nd International Nordic Walking Conference. If you are interested in finding out more contact José Manuel Fernández or contact José via facebook:
José Manuel Fernández Molina. Tom Rutlin & Marko Kantaneva are scheduled to attend this event.

Nordic Walking eCommunity (Forum)

Have you visited our forum recently? If not (or you have yet to join), visit: The eCommunity Forum was founded in January 2006 and has a membership of over 900 Nordic Walking enthusiasts.

Happy Nordic Walking

David Downer

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