British Nordic Walking Challenge Series 2016


2016 was the third year of the British Nordic Walking Challenge Series and we've enjoyed four fabulous events:

Wollaton Park | Nottingham | 15 May 2016
Margam Park | South Wales | 26 June 2016
Lydiard Park | Swindon | 4 September 2016
Black Park | Buckinghamshire | 16 October 2016 

The format followed the INWA (International Nordic Walking Federation) race rules and distances. This year we increased the 20Km category to make it a half marathon. Entrants challenged themselves to complete either a 5Km, 10Km or 21Km distance.  Certificates were awarded to Nordic Walkers in the following categories:

  • Fastest man and woman 5Km
  • Fastest man and woman 10Km
  • Fastest man and woman 21Km
  • Fastest team in each distance (calculated on the combined times of a named team of four people)


Some people enjoyed the challenge of racing against others and many just enjoyed the festival atmosphere, meeting other Nordic walkers from all over the UK, and enjoying a good Nordic Walk a beautiful setting.


Watch the highlights of the inaugural Bristol event:


View race rules



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