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5. Training for the Nijmegen Marches

  1. A bit about Training...
  2. Rules and Regulations
  1. A bit about Training...

    14 week Training Plan will be sent out with your Walker Pack. 

    For this challenge you will need to commit to training; it can be intense and has many consecutive training walks, so is time consuming. The Training Plan is like this so that your body is prepared to walk the 40km distances over the 4 consecutive days. Alongside this, we also recommend taking part in other exercises such as swimming or pilates to increase your overall level of fitness. The training takes place over 6 days per week with a total of over 500 miles covered. 

    The route is generally tarmac through towns and villages, with some small parts off road, on footpaths and trails. The weather in Nijmegen is generally dry and can get hot, however rain does fall!   

    Before taking on this 5 footprint challenge, you should be able to, at this point, comfortably complete a MoonWalk or Marathon within 8 hours. This is incredibly important, as this is a Team challenge, you and your team members will be relying on each other across the 40K each day to keep together and complete it together! 

    Your ultimate goal for training will be to reach a Walking pace of 15 - 16 minute miles. However, on the challenge itself, it is our aim to complete the 40K in 8 hours. Although we don’t always expect to complete each day within 8 hours, it is lovely to chat to your fellow Walkers, Bobbies, the military, the Dutch and all those fascinating people that come from many other countries.

    If you need any tips or advice to complete these distances, we have Walk the Walk staff who have completed this Challenge on many occasions and can offer you tips... just give us a call on 01483 741430.

  2. Rules and Regulations

    To join the WTW Nijmegen Marches Team, it is really important to understand that we start as a Team, walk as a Team, and finish as a Team! This is a Team challenge and this is stated in the Rules and Regulations of the Nijmegen Marches, of which they are very strict!

    The Team as a whole will be checked in at the Start Line, and at intervals throughout the Marches - planned and unplanned points - and at the Finish Line! The Team must walk together throughout. 

    Other Rules & Regulations to be noted:

    • All the Team must wear the same outfit throughout the 4 day Marches, bra t-shirts of course with dark bottoms 
    • Females must be aged 18+
    • Males must be born before 1970
    • As stated the Team must start, walk and finish together. 

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