18th October – Walk Cancelled

Tomorrow’s Footloose extra walk has been cancelled by the walk leader due to the poor weather forecast.

13th October – New walk added

A walk has been added for Sunday 24th October.

11th October – Change of Start Point

Please note that there has been a change of start point for the Footloose Extra walk on Tuesday 19th October. It will now start from Main Road in Higham. This is due to there being nowhere suitable to park near the original location.

11th October – Invitation to take part in research study

Footloose members aged 65-85 have been invited to take part in a study for a research project being run by Nottingham Trent University. Details as follows:

My name is Catarina Ramos and I am a PhD student in the Department of Sports Science at Nottingham Trent University. My research is looking at the effects of exercise on the gut microbiome of older adults and how this may contribute to healthy aging. The gut microbiome is the trillions of microorganisms that live in our guts and can significantly affect health and disease. For this work, we need to recruit people aged between 65 and 85 years old. 

We are writing to ask for your help with the recruitment of participants for this important new research. If this is something that you would be able to help us with, I would be more than happy to visit you or speak on the phone to talk more about the research that we are doing and why is it important.

We are aiming to start our research study in the middle of October, and we are looking to recruit 100 ‘healthy’, free-living participants aged between 65 to 85 years old from the Nottingham area. The study has 2 parts: After reading the study information and providing consent (if they wish to participate), the first part will be completion of two online (or hard copy) questionnaires. The second part will be a battery of tests that will be done at Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus. In either one or two visits (to suit the participant). The consent and questionnaires should take about 30 minutes and the laboratory tests should take about 2 hours. Participants will receive a £5 voucher and detailed explanation of their results.

I have attached the Participant information sheet which includes all the information about the study to this email along with a poster

9th October – Social Events and Extra Walk

Details of the forthcoming AGM and the Christmas meal have been added to the events page of the website. Details of the Footloose Extra walk for November are also now available. There are also two new photographs in the gallery.

27th September – Annual General Meeting

It is proposed to hold the Footloose AGM on Saturday 30th October at the Cock and Pullet Inn, Sheldon. There will be a walk and meal to accompany the formalities.

27th September – Additional Walk Added

Details have just been added for an additional walk to the programme on Wednesday 6th October in the Ilkeston area.