Activity: Power of Poles 2 - Advanced techniques

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WALX - Power of Poles Session Two

Price: £16.50

Quick Info:

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Date: Sat 21st May
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Address: The Lodge, Western Park Hinckley Road, Leicester, LE3 6HX, United Kingdom
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WALX Leicester East

Walk Description:

This course is for walkers who have attended the Power of Poles 1 Introduction, and achieved their freedom passport.

Firstly, you have the opportunity to refine the core moves and iron out any faults or niggles which may have crept in. We will check the basics of using gears 1 & 2 then we will move on to mastering Nordic Walking straps and developing a faster pace in gears 3 & 4 and double poling. We'll also show you some fun techniques to up your fitness!

Followed by a FREE pole clinic to help you chose which poles are right for you.

Meet near the entrance to the Western Park outdoor gym, close to the Petanque club. This can be accessed by car off the Hinckley Road. What3Words location ///

Pace: Steady, to suit the group. Walking poles are provided for you to use on this training course.

Terrain: The majority of the paths are grass or gravel. However, occasionally we will walk off path and across playing fields, therefore please wear suitable footwear and be aware that the ground could be muddy if the weather has been wet. 

Elevation: The park has gentle elevations, but only short, steep banks which we will use to practice our up- and down-hill techniques.

Clothing: Please come prepared for the weather on the day. We recommend you wear layers to keep you warm, and avoid wearing jeans as these are cold if they get wet, and can chafe. A waterproof outer layer is preferred in wet weather. Trainers or boots with a good grip are the best footwear. The grass may be wet and the paths muddy. Pumps, wellies and slip-on shoes are not suitable. 

Refreshments are not available at this park, please bring your own food and drink for the walk. Public Toilets are available, but may be subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

When joining us we ask you to read and agree to these safety measures:

We aim to be respectful towards members of the public and reassure them of our safe practices. All equipment will be supplied and has been sanitised and quarantined according to Covid-19 recommendations. Please bring a small backpack or bum bag with water and a snack if required. Participants are required to register and complete an online health questionnaire in advance. If you feel unwell between booking and joining the class, we ask you to err on the side of caution and cancel your booking. You will be re-credited, and can rebook for a future date or a refund can be issued.

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