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Women on Foot - 25 March 2017
Sat, 25 Mar 2017, 10:00
Walking is a great way to get your exercise, to explore new areas, to make new friends and to put the world to rights.....among many other things.
"Women on Foot" is a brand new walking group for 2017. it has come to be so that women who enjoy walking can have a weekend option, different from our Friday walks, as a training tool for the women coming on the Camino Experience in April 2017 and for anyone else who would like to get fitter and also an opportunity for those who want to walk more in general to have a supportive group to walk with.
The very first walking group I set up was as a result of having trained 18 wonderful women to get fit for a two day 38 mile sponsored walk for Breakthrough Breast Cancer in 2006. Once the event was over the women wanted to do more walking and that's when the East End Girls was born. It's still going strong.
With "Women on Foot" there will be a monthly walk and at the moment the plan is to alternate the days so that one month the walk is on a Saturday and then the next month on a Sunday, as far as possible.
These walks will be around 10/12 miles but for those building up mileage, where possible, there will be opt out points so you can leave us when you have had enough ..... or your feet have.
On Saturday 25th March we are heading west and we'll throw in a little climbing - no, not rock-climbing, just working those muscles to take us beyond the flat!! The great thing about putting in a hill or two is the views that come with elevation and.....to those ladies training for the Camino Experience or any other walk challenge then walking on different terrains and heights, is a benefit.
This walk takes us into Wimbledon Park, up onto Putney Heath and then down across Richmond Park to the Thames where we have the option to end in Richmond itself or enjoy some of the Thames Path and Syon Park before ending at Osterly Lock. Opt out points are not as plentiful as central London walks but buses can be picked up in places and of course you can end in Richmond after 7 miles as opposed to continuing and doing 10.8.
Starting time is at 10.00. End time is hard to say as it always depends on the number of people and the pace of the walkers. This is not a route march but neither is it a dander so purposeful walking really. We will end before dark though. But as usual think of this as a day out and embrace this time for you and the fact that you are investing in your health, wellbeing and longevity as well as having fun.