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Richmond Festival offers free Nordic Walking Session

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A free Nordic Walking session is being offered to walkers as part of Richmond’s 11th annual walking and book festival this autumn.

Nordic Walking, a technique which uses specially designed walking poles which propel you forward, is suitable for gentle walks for people with health concerns to workout walks. They are a great way to improve fitness, lose weight and tone the whole body.

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The event  - to take place on Thursday 1 October - will include an initial indoor explanation and demonstration of the basic technique. This will be followed by an outdoor practical session walk along the scenic disused railway line from Richmond Station to Easby Abbey and back - abut 2.5 miles. Walking poles will be provided free of charge for the event by Ramblers Holidays.

Organiser Trevor Thurlow says “This special event is a great way to try out Nordic Walking - a full body exercise that’s easy on the joints and recognised by the NHS as being beneficial to and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.  We have a maximum of 20 places and I’m sure that this will be prove to be a popular event on our programme.”

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