British Nordic Walking Exel Challenge Events | Margam Park, Port Talbot | 2 July 2017
Sunday, 2 July 2017 from 09:00 to 13:00 (BST)
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Margam Park is an 850 acre country estate situated two miles east of Port Talbot on the narrow coastal plain, set on the southern slopes of Mynydd Margam, a largely forested mountain rising to a height of 349m AOD. It is one of the major ancient settlements of Glamorgan. It’s history can be traced back to pre-historic times, Bronze and Iron Age relics abound the area, and evidence exists of Roman and extensive Celtic occupation, the deer herd probably introduced by the Romans. Today the park offers a stunning setting for the event. For the non-racers there is plenty to do. The magnificent Margam Castle, Orangery with ornamental gardens and Deer Park. plus a narrow gauge railway, adventure playgrounds, Go Ape (high wire adventure), Fairytale Land (children’s area with a nursery rhyme theme) and rare breeds farm trail.
To enter simply choose your challenge:
5 Km | Starts 11:30am
Entry Fees: BNW Member £11 | Non-member £13 on-line booking | £17 on the day | children 14 and under £6
10 Km | Starts 11:00am
Entry fees: BNW Member £15 | Non-member £17 on-line booking
21 Km | Starts 9:30am
Entry fees: BNW Member £19 | Non-member £21 on-line booking
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There are Challenge prizes for fastest man and woman in each distance at each individual event. There will not be prizes for the fastest teams this year. This will be replaced by some new prizes provided by our sponsors. Details will be supplied in the final details. To give us the opportunity to add additional events during 2017, there will not be a series competition as there was in 2016.
All the routes are off road and traffic free with attractive views. Suitable for all levels of fitness and for children and adults (children must be over the age of 8). If you are new to Nordic walking you must have a lesson prior to taking part in the Challenge. Please contact British Nordic Walking for details of how to book a Nordic Walking lesson.
Pole hire available and free taster sessions are available for those new to Nordic Walking.
New for 2017. At the request of our volunteers who work very hard running the events, we have introduced a course closure time of four hours after the start of the 21km at 9:30am. At approximately 1:30pm course marshals will leave their positions and collect in signage. Participants will be advised that they can either retire from the course or complete the route by self-navigation.
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British Nordic Walking CIC
British Nordic Walking CIC
British Nordic Walking CIC specialises in setting up and supporting Nordic Walking activities throughout the UK. We love Nordic Walking and want as many people as possible to experience the enjoyment and health benefits of this exercise
A passion for Nordic Walking
British Nordic Walking is run by a team of enthusiastic volunteers together with a small office team, each with a real enthusiasm for developing the Nordic Walking community in the UK through expert training, creating Nordic Walking opportunities from community groups to fun challenges, and disseminating the latest expert evidence of the benefits of Nordic Walking.
An internationally recognised body
British Nordic Walking is the only UK representative in the International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA)
This means that our instructor training is always based on the latest research from around the world with regard to both Nordic Walking teaching methods plus the health and fitness benefits of Nordic Walking.
A Community Interest Company
British Nordic Walking CIC has a mission to support the growing community of Nordic Walkers and Nordic Walking Instructors.
This means that our profits are reinvested in initiatives to further develop Nordic Walking as a popular activity for health, wellbeing and fitness in the UK.