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Oxfam Trailwalker 2014

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“Oxfam Trailwalker is the most life changing, team building, foot slogging, friendship forming, group hugging experience…ever!”┬áThis is what the official Oxfam Trailwalker website states, and the slogan is true to form.

For one of our team- Podiatrist Kimberly Scott, this is her third year providing podiatry support to a team- aptly named “Poverty sucks: Let’s walk about it” for the 24 hour period.

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Lessons learnt and handy tips for others considering the event:

#1- Have good socks that you change regularly throughout the event.

#2- There is no substitute for comfortable supportive shoes. Disclaimer- A ten year old pair of trainers that feel like slippers are not deemed appropriate).

#3- Train, Train, Train! Your body needs to be prepared for this endurance event.

#4- Adequate hydration is imperative, although keep the electrolyte drinks in check. Overuse of these products has consequences.

#5- Have a good attitude and have FUN!

NB: Donations are happily accepted for the team effort. Please click here if you wish to contribute.