Welcome back everyone
After a break in the August edition, we are back and raring to go for the new season and the walking starts on 24th September, but more of that later. The photos are places we will walk this season.
On 9th September we have our Annual General Meeting, to be held in Cehegin at the home of one of our members. Jane has plenty of outdoor space and it will be combined with a social event. We will have our meeting and conduct our business which is a once-a-year necessity. Afterwards we will share food and drink before we are entertained by a band called La Criba, a Rock and Roll Acoustic Band. It promises to be a great night. We will have our walking book for sale, together with t-shirts with our logo. Most people are unaware of the work behind the scenes to keep the Association going and to organise this type of event. This is when the membership supports the work of the five members of the committee.
We start the season with about 147 people on our mailing list. (Last year we had 96 people who did at least one walk). WARM started in 2005 and to begin with walked once or twice a month. For 2022/23 we have a full programme of weekly WARM walks and a number of SWARM walks. A huge thank you to Martin (WARM) and David (SWARM) for putting the programme together. An even bigger thank you to the volunteer leaders who make the walks possible. We also have four new leaders, so a big welcome to Rob, Elena, Barbel and Daniel.
Now is the time to start thinking about your fitness levels. Some of our members may be visiting their home country while others will be in Murcia. The challenge for the latter was the August temperatures making walking difficult, but hopefully by September it will be cooling down.
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. You do not have to walk for hours. A brisk 10-minute walk in a flat area two or three times a week has lots of health benefits. You can build up gradually over a four-week period, increasing the time and distance that you walk and adding in some inclines. Any shoes or trainers that are comfortable, provide adequate support and do not cause blisters will do. For longer walks look for specialist walking shoes and take some water, healthy snacks, sunscreen, a sun hat and waterproof in a small backpack.
If you are interested in walking contact email@example.com Forthcoming walks and details are sent out about 2 weeks before from our mailing list:
Saturday WARM walks:
- September 24th – Cehegin
- October 1st – tba
- October 8th – Bolnuevo
- October 15th – Ricote
- October 22nd – tba
- October 29th – Rambla de Charrara
Wednesday SWARM walks:
- September 28th – Bullas
- October 5th – Cenajo
- October 12th – tba
- October 19th – Campo de Ricote
- October 26th – Pulpi