Sunday, November 9, 2008

Nordic Walking At The Glen Lake Turkey Trot

Runners, Walkers and Walkers Using Nordic Walking Poles Participate in the Glen Lake Turkey Trot

Despite early forecasts of snow, a near record turnout was recorded at the Glen Lake Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 8th. The beautiful cross country trails behind the Glen Lake campus were part of the 5km course. Participants were rewarded with tons of randomly drawn prizes – including 24 frozen turkeys. The event was a fundraiser for the Glen Lake Varsity Cross Country Teams.

The Turkey Trot attracts runners and walkers of all ages and all fitness levels. Nordic Walkers have always been welcome too.

Finishing 1st in the Nordic Walking Division was Glen Lake Teacher, Amy Johnson – using SWIX Nordic Walking Poles.

As Race Director, I didn’t get a chance to use my poles Saturday morning, but my wife and I did squeeze in a great afternoon ski walk up on Alligator Hill after tearing down the course.

Hopefully ALL running races across the country will include the option to Nordic walk soon.

Walking with poles is the best - especially for ex-runners like myself that have had to give up running due to knee and other issues. Besides helping to burn more calories than walking without poles, the poles help to radically reduce the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back. For individuals with balance issues the poles provide 4-Wheel-Drive type stability and added security.

For more information about Nordic Walking Poles please contact The American Nordic Walking System and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM

The American Nordic Walking System and SKIWALKING.COM are dedicated to the simple fact that one piece poles that are sized correctly are safer, lighter and much more durable than cheap twist-locking adjustable length/telescoping/collapsible poles.

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