By Gill Stewart at
Val Sandham had an extremely painful lower back problem which she describes as so bad that a short walk form her chair to the Kitchen was simply dreadful. Her Osteopath agreed that maybe Nordic Walking could help as it would strengthen the back without any twisting or strain.
He was right, and as Val (pictured here on the left in the cap) had previously attended Core classes with NWUK Instructor John Beetham, she decided to join his Nordic walking sessions in the park even though she was a bit apprehensive about the pain.
Val says ” I struggled at first but with John’s encouragement,
telling me I could do it, I have persevered and now enjoy our 5K and 10K walks
We have an excellent group and would love more to join us. We meet every week
regardless of the weather (as you can see from the photos!)”
Val and some more regulars from the group recently completed the 10K Grasmere Gallop event in the Lake District which is not bad for somebody who struggled to make it to the kitchen!
Well done to Val and all the nordic walkers and their Instructors who attended the event!