The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Monday 7th January 2019

Hi folks and a happy new year to you all. We have now welcomed our 2019 season with nearly 60 of us walking the Wollaston Wobble yesterday, our traditional "kick off" event which always takes place on the first Sunday of the year.  2019 will be our 38th year of organising club walks and hope you will enjoy these and continue to support us. If you are a member please come along to your next walk with your 2019 membership subscription if you have yet to renew, still only £4 for the year. If you are not yet a member why not consider joining our club - forms are available at every walk desk, and you will get your walks for 50p rather than £1 per walk.

The Sunday schedule for 2019 is now complete and available on this web site, apart from a couple of events in the autumn which are yet to be finalised. We are also looking for a walk leader for the post Christmas Welly Womble on 27th December 2019 so any offers would be appreciated - you would be fully supported by a member of the committee. Our Wednesday Evening summer schedule which starts on 10th April is still being finalised but the dates are available on this website.

Many of you will be aware that the British Walking Federation organised an Armistice Challenge last year - including a number of Permanent Trails - and many of us even participated in this challenge. Your club actually contributed two such trails (from Middleton Cheney and Towcester). While the challenge has now ended we have agreed to continue to maintain and support these two trails for at least the whole of 2019 and they are still available from this website (or the BWF website).

Our next Sunday walk will take place on 20th January and will see us walking from the Rushden Historical Transport Society (sometimes referred to as Rushden Station). As always the walk will start around 10.00 and the walk desk will not open before 09.30 so please do not arrive before then as neither the walk organiser nor the pub will be ready for you. Give yourself an extra half hour in bed instead - you know it makes sense.

As you may know, your committee meets about once every six weeks and there may be issues that you as members wish us to raise and discuss at these meetings. Any such matters can be notified to us by email by following  this link no less than 24 hours before the meeting. A schedule of meetings has been added to the "your club committee" page on this website. These meetings remain closed however anyone who is considering joining the committee will be welcome to come along to one of our meetings before making their decision. The first meeting of 2019 will take place on Thursday 24th January.

If you would like to get more involved in your club, we are always looking for additional walk co-ordinators - there are just seven of us on the committee and almost 40 walking events every year - and whilst most committee members will organise and run up to three events each year we still need non-committee members to organise the occasional event. If you have never organised a walk before and would like to, one of us will "buddy up" with you to help plan and run the event and we have a comprehensive "beginners guide" covering everything from choosing your venue through to details of the administration and what makes a good walk description. Why not give it a go - I promise you'll enjoy it. We are currently finalising the 2019 summer schedule and are looking for more walk leaders so if you would like a no obligation chat about what is involved please contact me through the website and I will call you back and perhaps you will choose to become one of our 2019 walk organisers.

Lapel Badges. Club lapel badges are now available from Andrew Whitehead or through this website or the Facebook page. They will also be available at walk desks and will cost £3. Please buy one and wear it on your lapel to support your club.  Of course Andrew can provide other club merchandise including polo shirts, sweat shirts, fleeces and baseball caps. See the Club Merchandise section of this site for prices and availability.