By Rebecca Wheatley at
HELLO Norfolk Nordic Walkers,
Who’s up to set themselves a challenge in 2023 and walk a HALF MARATHON in September? It’s an amazing achievement for those of you who want to up your training and work towards a goal. It’s on the North Norfolk Coastal Path and it’s a stunning route. If you want to join us and train together, you need to able to walk 6 miles at a steady Gear 2 pace by June and be committed to training to build up to the Big Day. 23rd September! Read all about it below:
(I know this feels like miles away but it’s important to plan ahead and book up your long Saturday training walks and put the dates in your diaries!)
There is a small group of us going the EXTRA (13.1) MILES and training up for the full marathon. The training for this is open only to experienced half / marathoners.
HOW DOES THE TRAINING WORK?
You need to walk (or run!) BRISKLY 3 times per week for 3-4 miles. THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ALL NORDIC. You need to do a longer walk each Saturday – these will vary in distance but there are KEY TRAINING WALKS which will start to really build up your stamina.
We are going for the 16 week plan for a Half and Full Marathon. Nobody needs to start training for it before this apart from regularly walking and exercising. But come June, commitment is required……
KEY DISTANCE TRAINING WALKS FOR HALF MARATHONERS
|3/6||6||Sheringham Park – Weybourne|
|17/6||6||Gressenhall – Wensum Way|
|15/7||8||Aylsham – Weavers Way|
|29/7||9||Cley – Wiveton – Salthouse|
|12/8||10||Holkham – Wells|
|19/8||6||Watch this space…|
|9/3||11||Blakeney Downs, Glandford & Beyond|
|23/9||13.1 HALF MARATHON!!!!||Burnham Overy Staithe – Morston|
KEY DISTANCE TRAINING WALKS FOR FULL MARATHONERS
|3/6||10||Sheringham Park – Weybourne|
|17/6||12||Gressenhall – Wensum Way|
|15/7||16||Aylsham – Weavers Way|
|29/7||18||Cley -Wiveton – Salthouse- Kelling|
|12/8||20||Holkham – Wells|
|19/8||12||Watch this space…|
|9/3||22||Blakeney Downs, Glandford & WAY Beyond|
|23/9||26.2 MARATHON!!!!||Holme next Sea – Morston|
I will be starting my 8.30am Tuesday High Ash walks from APRIL and there will be weekly (NOT Fortnightly) Fri-Yay Walk n Talk sessions starting up then too!
If you have any queries or concerns about training – have a chat or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve got another exciting summer ahead!