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11th Aug, 2022

Nordic walker completes marathon with a difference

A SOON-to-be septuagenarian successfully challenged herself to a walking marathon with a difference.

Evelyn Wilson from Cleeve Prior, has been nordic walking – a form of walking using poles to workout the arms – for two years.

The 69-year-old recently completed the gruelling 27 miles along the Jurassic Coast during the annual Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival in nine hours – leaving nearly two hours to spare.

The off-road route included some 3,000 feet of climbs, winding through villages, around coastal paths and took in an 11th century castle.

Evelyn – who is part of a Warwickshire nordic walking group – said: “Nordic walking has become a very important part of my exercise regime.

“I love that the walks are a total workout – I certainly know I’ve exercised at the end.

“The benefits are both physical and mental. The housework and other chores are still there after I’ve had my special me-time with the nordic walking group and I feel much more energised.”

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