Nordic Walking in Poland
An information board advertising a Nordic Walking route in the west of Poland.
Nordic walking is that exercise that involves moving yourself along with the aid of two poles. Rather bizarrely over the last couple of years boards like the one in the photograph above and I suppose the Nordic Walking routes they advertise have sprouted up throughout Poland. I say bizarrely because I’ve only ever seen one or two people walking around in a Nordic Walking sort of way! One has to suppose that these Nordic Walking routes could perhaps be a good way of getting hold of some sort of European Union funding. This particular trail in Lubuskie, at least, seems to have been EU funded.
Comments as ever are more than welcome. Especially if you are a Nordic Walker or know of someone who is!
News: Agnieszka Radwańska has won her first round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
The Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwańska has just beaten the Czech tennis player Lucie Hradecka in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) in the first round of Wimbledon 2015. We wish her the best of luck in the rest of the competition!
Agnieszka Radwanska playing at the Wimbledon tennis championship. Image is a screen shot from a television broadcast.
Agnieszka Radwańska was born in Krakow, Poland, on the 6th March 1989 and grew up in Ahaus, Germany. She is a Polish professional tennis player. In her career to date she has won fourteen career singles titles and has won more than $18 million in prize money. She is currently ranked at number 13 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).
More about Agnieszka Radwańska on the official Wimbledon Tennis website.
Fascinating fact about Poland # 26
Speedway is probably the most popular motorsport in Poland.
A recent speedway match held in Gorzów Wielkopolski between Stal Gorzów and Zielona Góra.
The Polish word for speedway is żużlowy, which translates as ‘slag’ in English. This is derived from the times when coal slag was used on the surface of the oval tracks that races take place on.
Read more about Speedway in Poland.
Speedway meetings have been held in Poland since the 1930s and today is one of the most popular sports in Poland.
A speedway programme from 1973 of a match between Great Britain and Poland in Rybnik.
The highest speedway league in Poland is ‘Speedway Ekstraliga’ and currently involves the teams: Stal Gorzów; Wybrzeze Gdańsk; Wlokniarz Częstochowa; Polonia Bydgoszcz; Start Gniezno; Unia Leszno; Polonia Piła; Stal Rzeszow; ROW Rybnik; Unia Tarnow; KS Torun; Sparta Wrocław; and ZKS Zielona Góra.
Poland has produced two Individual World Champions of Speedway – Jerzy Szczakiel in 1973 and Tomasz Gollob who won in 2010. The Polish national speedway team has one the world championships more than 25 times!