Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session.
Please download, complete, print and bring with you a copy of the PARQ – Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire. Everyone must complete one. I will carry these with me.
Please consult your GP for advice about participating in Nordic Walking if you have any concerns about your health when answering the questions on the form. If the doctor recommends Nordic Walking, please bring a note from your GP with you. For insurance purposes, persons over 80 can take part provided they have a GP’s confirmation that they are fit enough to take part. Please bring this with you.
For Taster Sessions
- This is a free session
- Please arrive 10 minutes before the session
- You do not need to print and bring a PARQ form
- You will be asked to sign a disclaimer form before you take part
- See joining instructions and half hour time slots information about the event
- Check the event location
- Join our mailing list (see below) for our newsletter
What to wear
- Closed shoes, comfortable, waterproof, trainers or walking shoes that have flexibility in the soles – no sandals
- Layers of clothing, breathable if possible, that don’t restrict swinging arms, jeans are not recommended
- Waterproofs, coat and trousers, breathable if possible
- Gloves (need to be thin to fit under your straps) and a warm hat (winter) or sun hat (summer)
What to bring with you
- Water to keep hydrated
- Your PARQ form
- Medication you need to carry with you
- Your Nordic Walking poles (not trekking poles). Sue can advise on buying poles that suit your needs. Poles are provided for courses and available for hire on walks. Poles are not provided for the Parkrun.
- A slim rucksack that doesn’t restrict swinging arms
- For evening walks in the dark, a high-vis vest, head torch of 150 lumens or above with directional beam, bike lights on poles/bags – this is all for your safety
What not to bring with you
A reminder to leave your dog at home, please. Exe Nordic walks are for you, your fitness and well-being. You can walk Nordic Walk with your dog when you go out for dog walks and I would positively encourage you to!