Walking gets them talking
The Rockingham Walkers set off on their first official walk in October 1989, now 30 years later the club is still going strong with 30 members hitting the footpath each week.
Originally known as Rockingham Walking for Health and Fitness, the group was supported by the then Ministry of Sport and Recreation and had up to 75 members.
Over the years the group has gone from strength to strength and was once the biggest walking group in the metropolitan area.
Group co-ordinator Jenny Gregory said walkers had formed friendships with many members who had come and gone over the years, including original walkers Mavis Bailey and Pattsy McGuinness who have been ever-present members.
“We’ve all made long-lasting friends,” she said.
“It’s about being sociable and healthy, and gives us something to look forward to.
“We have fast walkers and slow walkers, but we don’t let anyone walk on their own.”
The group walks for an hour each session and meet at 7am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at locations including Safety Bay Yacht Club, Waikiki Beach, Warnbro Beach, Rockingham Beach, and Shoalwater.
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