About Us

‘It’s been more than just improving my fitness and loosing weight; I’ve simply enjoyed being out in the open air in all weathers which has given my life a real buzz – thanks Mark!’  SB, Thames Ditton

goBuzz Nordic Walking is a great way to exercise with like-minded people in the great outdoors such as Richmond Park.  Mark is fully licensed to take groups walking in the Royal Parks which means his insurance, qualifications and risk assessments have all been certified and checked.

Coronavirus and Nordic Walking

All walkers are required to complete a new medical questionnaire

Christmas Walk at Polesden Lacey – Monday 13 December

Place the date in your diary now and cancel all previous engagements!
1.  Meet at Roehampton Gate before 09:00hrs and car share to Polesden Lacey (RH5 6BD) or take your own car.  Depart Roehampton Gate at 09:00hrs at the latest.
2.  RV at Polesden Lacey cafe/toilets for 10:15hrs start (toilets and cafe open at 10:00hrs).
3.  Two walks, one at moderate pace, the second at a more gentle pace.   A walk from Roehampton Gate will still go ahead for those not wishing to come.
4.  RV back at Polesden Lacey for lunch (optional) at 12:00hrs.
5.  Option to visit Polesden Lacey House after lunch which will be decorated for Christmas.  Free for NT members, no prior booking required.
6.  You may text me direct or email me of your intention to attend.
7.  Booking online is possible for those that normally use that method.
What's on | Christmas | Polesden Lacey | National Trust

Autumn Programme:


09:15 – 10:45 Monday Morning Walk (Grade 3*), Roehampton Gate


09:15 – 10:45 Regular Walk (Grade 3.5*), Roehampton Gate


08:15 – 09:15 – Virtual Nordic Walk via Zoom – Access code upon application


09:30 – 10:30 The Nordic Stroll (Grade 2*), Pembroke Lodge


09:00 – 10:30 Regular Walk (overall grade 3* but up to 3.5* for lead group), Pembroke Lodge


09:00 – 10:30 Start the Weekend Right (Grade 3*), Pembroke Lodge car park (no walk on 16 October).

11:00 – 12:00 Late Saturday Morning Walk (Grade 2.5*), Broomfield Hill car park

*Grading System

The grade (number after title of walk) equates to the maximum speed (mph) that we would achieve during that walk.  It is also the minimum speed that someone joining that walk should be able to maintain for the duration of that walk.  It doesn’t mean to say that we will be walking constantly at that speed.  But we will endeavour to get to that speed as conditions permit.

Next Learn to Nordic Walk Courses

Before joining a Nordic Walking group you will need to learn the correct technique.  This can be done in one of 2 ways: 1-2-1 tuition or a formal course.

The formal course consists of 3 x one hour lessons spread over 3 weeks, gradually building up the technique and use of the poles. The next course will start on January 2022.

I provide the poles or you can use your own.  You just need to wear suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions; trainers are OK if it’s dry but I recommend lightweight, waterproof walking boots for all conditions and seasons.  The cost of the course is only £45.

To book go to the ‘Walks and Classes’ tab, scroll down to the relevant course and follow the booking procedure.  Or email me with your intention to attend.

1-2-1 (or 1-2-2) tuition is carried out at a mutually convenient date and time.

For more information phone 07544776754 or email – gobuzznordicwalking@gmail.com.

Not sure if Nordic Walking is for you? Taster Walk

No tasters scheduled at the moment.  However, lesson one of a beginners course could be attended as a taster without further obligation for only £15.  Please contact me if you’d like to attend.

For more information phone 07544776754 or email – gobuzznordicwalking@gmail.com.

Sports Massage

Level 3 qualified (St Mary’s University) offering 3 types of massage: Sports, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching or Relaxation massage.  Phone or email for more details regarding appointments, cost etc or visit https://gobuzzmassage.co.uk/

Personal Training at a Glance:

Mark is a Great Britain Age Group representative Triathlete, so you are in good hands!

Personal training conducted outdoors or from the comfort of your own home/garden.  The goBuzz personal training classes vary as follows:

– Traditional one-to-one

– One-to-one using Nordic Walking as the exercise medium

– Small group training (max group size 4)

– Small group training using Nordic Walking as the exercise medium (max group size 4)

Mark is also a running coach helping people improve their running technique.  He has trained groups and individuals to prepare for marathons as well as those that just wish to make their parkrun a bit easier!


Nordic Walking Instructor

Master Personal Trainer

Sports Massage Therapist

First Aid (First Responder)

DBS Checked

Registered Fitness Professional Level 2 and 3

Fitness and Motivation Coach

Certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management

Certificate in Functional Training and Sports

Certificate in Clinical Exercise and Specific Populations

Certificate in Motivation and Lifestyle Coaching

Leadership in Running Fitness

AthleFit Coach

Mountain Leader (Summer)

Mountain Expedition Leader (Winter)

Mark Pattinson

Mark founded goBuzz Nordic Walking and Personal Training in order to share his love of walking. As well as being a Nordic Walking instructor Mark is also a fully qualified Personal Trainer and Mountain Leader. He has been lucky enough to lead groups trekking in the Himalayas, the Alps, Mount Kenya and all the major National Parks in the UK. However, don’t be afraid, the classes are set at a pace commensurate with the fitness levels of those taking part and designed to help you achieve your own personal fitness goals.

Nordic Walking offers huge benefits for people who have reduced fitness due to injury, illness, lack of exercise or confidence; another reason why Mark decided to become an instructor. There is no greater pleasure for a fitness instructor than seeing clients improve and get much more out of each and every day. Nordic Walking can be modified for any level of fitness and ability. If you want to improve your posture, breathing, stamina, mobility, flexibility and tone your muscles then join me in Richmond Park. Plus, the social aspect of Nordic Walking is a key part of its success. Nordic Walking is a fabulous and enjoyable way to exercise.


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