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We have walks to suit all abilities, as well as dog-pack walks and early morning miracle walks.

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BACKWARDS WALK HARLESTONE | 2.5 MILES | DIFFERENT | NORTHANTS

July 29 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm BST

This is a super little evening walk that will start from the church in Lower Harlestone.

🥾 ABOUT THE WALK 🥾

Though it might sound a bit strange, walking backwards can be incredibly beneficial. Backward walking, also known as retro walking, is said to have originated in ancient China, where it was practised for good health. In the modern world, it’s become quite the rage in Japan, China and parts of Europe, where people use it to build muscle, improve sports performance, promote balance and more.

  • Get a more comprehensive workout in less time
  • Researchers found that when you walk backwards, it sharpens your thinking skills and enhances cognitive control.
  • When you walk backwards, it puts less strain and requires less range of motion from your knee joints, which is useful for people with knee problems or injuries
  • Backward walking may help relieve lower back pain, improve hamstring flexibility, burn more fat and calories in less time than traditional walking, improve balance and even sharpen your thinking skills and vision.
  • Backwards walking also boosts your short term memory.

You will be paired with someone, so we encourage you to bring a friend.

🗣 WALK LEADERS: Julia Doherty

Please arrive by 6.15 pm we will set off at 6.30 pm sharp. If this is your first walk then please seek out the walk leader who will be wearing a red walk leader badge.

🐶 DOG FRIENDLY? NO DOGS PLEASE.

❓ ROUND-ROBIN QUESTION: If you were raising money, who would you raise money for and why?

☕️ REFRESHMENTS: We can pop to the Fox and Hounds after the walk.

Note: we often meet in places where there is no postcode, so we encourage you to use the What3Words app which will take you to the exact location.

📍 WHAT3WORDS: https://what3words.com/moves.little.drum

Click the link above, then click “Navigate using Google Maps”

🎒 WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

  • Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!).
  • A drink.

⛑ RULES TO KEEP YOU SAFE :

  • We walk in all weathers, however, if we have a weather warning then the event may be cancelled. You will be notified by email, but we will also update the Facebook event if we need to cancel a walk.
  • We will only ever walk in groups of 15 or less. If we have more than 15, we will have two walk leaders and walk in opposite directions.
  • Sweets at the halfway stage – dip in for your free sweets. If we have furry friends, then we also have “treats” at the halfway stage.

Venue

St. Andrew’s Church Car Park
Church Lane, Lower Harlestone, NN7 4EN
Lower Harlestone, NN7 4EN GB
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.

Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.

By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.

Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.

Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.

Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that we have a maximum of two dogs per walker and that the welfare of the animals remains your responsibility throughout your walk.  On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.

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