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Met Walkers Merrell Walk

During November, we had a midweek evening walk with a twist. The Met Walkers teamed up with outdoor shoe brand Merrell, to show them why we love walking and to try a new line of their walking shoes.

It was a great walk from Tooting Bec to Wandsworth, finishing in the cosy Cat's Back pub. We were joined by representatives of Merrell, social media influencers and a Telegraph journalist. It was such a great opportunity to engage with these individuals and promote our wonderful group.

The walk led to great exposure in print and social media. The Met Walkers made their debut in the Telegraph, were featured in Healthy Living London, and had shout outs on several social media accounts that have a collective following of 91,000 people.

Thanks to all members that were involved in the walk!

Merrell Walk Photo

AGM and Introducing the New Committee

Thank you to all who came to the AGM in November, it was a great evening with some excellent discussions around the future of Met Walkers. 

There were some changes to the committee, with 5 positions being newly filled. The current committee, therefore, is:

Chair: Illana Wearn
Secretary: Rachel Hull
Treasurer: Phil Whelan
Membership Secretary: Susannah Gillard
Walks Coordinator (Weekends): Andrew Torrance
Walks Coordinator (Midweek): Ratul Ray
Weekends Away Coordinator: Arabella Gordon
Social Secretary: Cheryl Bray
Publicity Officer: Rebecca Chambers
Campaigns Officer: Malcolm Clack
Programme Publisher: Torkjel Matzow
IT Officer: Sam Adams

You can find out more about them, here. Good luck to the new committee and let's wish them well for another fantastic year for the Met Walkers!

Christmas party - Thursday 6 December

By: MW committee

We know this is a key Christmas season event for our members so we are giving you plenty of notice to make yourselves available for this year’s Met Walkers Xmas Party.

The date is Thursday 6 December and the venue is The Miller, London Bridge.

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New Year trip to Cheltenham

By: MW committee

As announced last month, the annual Met Walkers' New Year 2018/19 trip will be held in Cheltenham from Friday 28 December 2018 until Tuesday 1 January 2019. You can come for as long or short a time as you like but to attend the NYE dinner you must complete the sign-up form and make the required payment for your place to be confirmed.

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Review of Marlborough weekend away

By: Richard Dooks

At 15:00 on a Wednesday afternoon I joined up with a bunch of around 30 Met Walkers in Pimlico, for a weekend away to Wiltshire, being held almost exactly 4 years after the first trip to stay in the grounds of Marlborough College. Even the weather forecast was identical to that for our previous visit, being 'HOT, HOT, HOT!!'.

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