The first Nordic walking event in aid of the British Heart Foundation was ‘a bigger success than I could ever have imagined’ said organiser Bob Perkins.
Bob from Springfield Road came up with 10, 9, 8 which saw walkers traverse ten miles on the ninth day of the eighth month in order to raise money for the charity.
In total 30 people took part in the walk starting and finishing at Harlaxton’s Gregory Arms and taking in sights like the view at the top of Casthorpe Hill and across Denton Resevoir, which Bob said drew gasps of ‘Oh wow!’ from walkers.
“A lot of people don’t realise the views we have,” he added, and moreover Bob was pleased that the weather also held out for them.
With donations still coming in, Bob estimates that the final total will be in the region of £1000.
“A wonderful time was had by all and we raised lots of money,” said Bob, who is already planning to do the same again next year.
However before that Bob is preparing for open heart surgery in September, although he is showing no signs of slowing down as afterwards he intends to to participate in more Nordic walks as well as instructing others.
“It’s so good for your health - I’ve even had an 83-year-old contact me about joining!”
If you would like to get involved you can contact Bob Perkins through the Facebook group Walk Tall Nording Walking