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As you might expect, the glittering social occasion that is the annual WNW Christmas Party, cannot take place this year. Instead, we are offering the opportunity to socialise with your fellow walkers and perhaps dazzle them with your brilliance and wit instead! Our "triathalon" will take place via Zoom and will require three skill sets. Firstly, you are asked to supply a limerick or a haiku on the subject of nordic walking or walkers and to get this into the judges before 20 November. (This is the equivalent of submitting your woodwork or needlework project for the leaving cert! How hard can it be to find three words that rhyme, and two words that rhyme?) Your poems will be graded and added to your score and some will be read out.... We will then have some general knowledge questions, set by me and these will include current affairs (in every sense of the word!), useless facts, and some middle aged culture. Finally, we will have a round of dingbats - good for lateral thinking and head scratching. Valuable and prestigious prizes will be promised. Our MC for the evening will be the inimitable Martha and the judge's decision on all things will be final! You should have some nice refreshments to hand while answering these questions and a bit of glamour would be appreciated. No shorts a la Ming Flanagan please! This event is open to anyone who has walked with us before, and a sense of humour is required. You need to PM me your full name and email address to receive Zoom details
Put this date in your diary - the day after Boxing Day/St Stephen's day, and time for a good walk. This year of all years, there is uncertainty over most things so it is good to have some constants. The mountains will be there, lunch is booked in the lovely Glenmalure Lodge and we are planning to walk there from Glendalough. The final details such as price, meeting location, and numbers allowed, will be clarified closer to the time. This walk is only open to those who have walked with us at least three times and have a proven level of fitness. Boots, walking clothes, and good rain gear is essential. No jeans please! So if you think you want to join us and are not sure of your fitness levels, we will have plenty of slopes for you to practice on between now and December!!