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Bromsgrove's Elaine hoping to inspire others to pick up sticks for Nordic Walking adventure

Tristan Harris 18th May, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A BROMSGROVE woman has been that inspired by Nordic Walking as a way of improving fitness she has now become a fully-fledged and qualified instructor.

Elaine Griffiths became a voluntary walk leader under the guise of Ian Northcott BEM who owns and runs Mercian Nordic Walking.

Elaine said: “When I started Nordic walking in July 2015 aged 63, I had no idea it would change my life.

“I first trained as a walk leader and after doing that I realised I wanted to become a fully qualified instructor – I am proud to have achieved this.”

Ian added: “I am pleased Elaine has taken this decision to make a difference to people’s lives.

“She has her own business but advertises her walks under my website – I am honoured to be associated with such an inspiring lady.”

Elaine is currently offering free taster sessions and runs classes in Bromsgrove and Redditch.

For more information, visit or call 07939 175505.


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