Yesterday was a bit of a red letter day for us Nordic walkers. It saw the first ever UK Nordic walking race and, what's more, it was held here in Bristol in our very own Ashton Court.
Nordic walking racing is a well-known competitive sport across Europe and in Japan. Poland has one of the most active Nordic walking race series. They run a Polish Nordic Walking Cup competition which comprises 7 races over the summer months. Like ours, they compete over three distances - 5km, 10km and 20km - but they have 8 different age categories.