Nordic Fitness Ireland

Walks for All

Burren
Half Marathon

Challenge Yourself

Challenge Yourself to Complete The Burren Half Marathon

The Burren Half Marathon takes place on Saturday May 28th 2022. At Nordic Fitness Ireland we can help you to achieve the goal of walking 21 kilometres across the spectacular Burren course.

Our instructors have run and walked numerous marathons and half marathons but understand that this is the first time for some. It can be daunting wondering how you go from walking 5-10K to walking a half marathon but we are confident you can do it. We can remember how that felt. Following our training programme we are confident you can complete the course.

Our calendar will include many of the walks and training sessions you need to include in your weekly programme. For the days we are not available you can meet up with others who are joining the challenge with you. It is always so much easier when you have the support of others.

On the day of the half marathon you have the choice to follow the route independently or walk with us.

Book Your Place

In order to take part in the Marathon you will need to book your place at the following link: https://eventmaster.ie/event/DKlfmAcJr

How to Join Us

If you already Nordic Walk

1 Book your place on the half marathon.

2 Check out the programme below to see what you need to do.

3 Check the calendar and come along to classes and walks.

4 Join the What’s App group

If you need to learn to use Nordic poles

1 Give us a call and we can book you in for a lesson.

2 Purchase Nordic Poles. You will need your own poles to join our programme. We will help you to find the right poles for you

3 Follow steps 2-4 above

Training Plan

Following our training plan will help you to complete the half marathon in a safe & enjoyable  manner.

You will gradually increase the distance you walk over the 12 week programme. We have also included some strength training sessions which helps to prevent injury as well as helping you  to enjoy the experience rather than just getting around it and suffering with aches and pains for days after the event.

You need to complete the 4 days as outlined below. Many of the sessions will be on our calendar  but if there is not a session on at a time to suit you or there is not a session scheduled, check in on the What’s app group to see if there is someone to walk with. We can advise on routes for the long walk if we don’t have an scheduled.  one arranged 

On the ‘rest’ days consider either going for a gentle stroll, swimming, cycling or yoga. You are advised to have a rest day the day before your long walk

Week 1 W/C 7/3/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Walk with strength drills 60mins

Nordic Circuits on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

Woodland Wander or Social Walk 

Day 4

Long Walk – 6.5k

Weekend Long Walk on Calendar

Week 2 W/C 14/3/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Walk with strength drills 60mins

Nordic Circuits on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

Woodland Wander or Social Walk 

Day 4

Long Walk – 8k

Weekend Long Walk on Calendar

Week 3 W/C 21/3/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Walk with strength drills 60mins

Nordic Circuits on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

Woodland Wander or Social Walk 

Day 4

Long Walk – 9.5k

No planned walk this week as we are away

Week 4 W/C 28/3/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Walk with strength drills 60mins

Nordic Circuits on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

No planned walk this week as Joanne away

Day 4

Long Walk – 11k

Weekend Long Walk on Calendar

Week 5 W/C 4/4/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Walk with strength drills 60mins

Nordic Circuits on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

Woodland Wander or Social Walk on Calendar

Day 4

Long Walk – 13k

Weekend Long Walk on Calendar

Week 6 W/C 11/4/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Walk with strength drills 60mins

Nordic Circuits on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

Woodland Wander or Social Walk on Calendar

Day 4

Long Walk – 14.5k

Weekend Long Walk on Calendar

Week 7 W/C 18/4/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Walk with strength drills 60mins

Nordic Circuits on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

Woodland Wander or Social Walk on Calendar

Day 4

Long Walk – 16k

Weekend Long Walk on Calendar

Week 8 W/C 25/4/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Walk with strength drills 60mins

Nordic Circuits on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

Woodland Wander or Social Walk on Calendar

Day 4

Long Walk -17.5k

Weekend Long Walk on Calendar

Week W/C 9 2/5/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Walk with strength drills 60mins

Nordic Circuits on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

Woodland Wander or Social Walk on Calendar

Day 4

Long Walk – 19k

Weekend Long Walk on Calendar

Week 10 W/C 9/5/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Walk with strength drills 60mins

Nordic Circuits on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

Woodland Wander or Social Walk on Calendar

Day 4

Long Walk – 13k

Weekend Long Walk on Calendar

Week 11 W/C 16/5/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Walk with strength drills 60mins

Nordic Circuits on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

Woodland Wander or Social Walk on Calendar

Day 4

Long Walk – 11k

Weekend Long Walk on Calendar

Week 12 W/C 23/5/22

Day 1

Walk with pace drills – 60mins

Nordic Fit Walk on Calendar

Day 2

Easy 60 min Walk

Woodland Wander or Social Walk on Calendar

Day 3

Easy Walk 60mins

Woodland Wander or Social Walk on Calendar

Saturday 28th May

BURREN HALF MARATHON