Another tip our team has just received is that if you are looking for fundraising ideas you can encourage your sponsors to visit the Oxfam Unwrapped site http://www.oxfamunwrapped.org.nz/ and 'shoppers' can credit their purchases to your team funds. Also is IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) safe to rub on your feet??
I was on a team that did Trailwalker this year. It was a great experience. One other tip to prevent blisters is to try to toughen your feet up first by rubbing them with meths or isopropyl alchohol. You can keep doing that during the event too.
With regards to clothing - layering is key. The temperatures do drop at night, but I think for the night leg I had one some thick leggings, a polyprop top with a light vest over it and a good hat. Was plenty warm enough.
Start training early and ramp it up slowly - you'll be clocking up lots of kilometres before you know it! Try to get plenty of off road training in, but training on road is fine too - especially if you can get some hill climbs in that way.
I'll try to keep an eye on this thread if more questions come up.
Good luck and have fun!!!
Note that my weight loss tracker is in kg not pounds!
Hey Deb, Thanks for the feedback. Yep onto the foot care and will have changes of socks and even spare shoes. Lots of vaseline before the walk seems to be the trick...and icy footbaths at designated stops...so if there's anyone else out there doing this...those are some of the things I have heard to date. Cheers Julie
Hi there, re the Oxfam Trail Walker April 2010 Anyone else in Team Kiwi undertaking this amazing challenge in April next year, or have you done it before? If so, do you have any tips and tricks that our team might find helpful?
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