Hi, I’m Miriam Kletz and I started Nordic Walking with Susan in late 2017 as part of a Trefoil Guild Challenge called the Voyage Award. I have been a keen walker all my life and have led many walks around the Manchester area in my younger days. As I approached mid life, Nordic walking seemed to be the ideal way to improve my fitness levels, lose weight and combine my other interests of local history, industrial archaeology, maps and photography.
After just a few months of regular Nordic Walking I was several kg lighter and definitely more toned, couple that with fresh air, beautiful scenery and our famous British weather I know I’ve finally found my ideal exercise regime!
Of course, the social aspect of the classes is a perfect way to make friends and with a Freedom Passport, Nordic Walking across the UK is your oyster (and I’ve now walked with several other groups on my UK travels). Once you have your own poles you can walk anywhere at any time. I am frequently to be found striding out when I have an hour to spare, just for the exhilaration of being in the great outdoors.
Being a Walk Leader gives me the opportunity to pursue my new hobby and share my passion for the outdoors with others, as well as discovering new parks, pathways and wonderful open spaces. I look forward to meeting you.