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12/31/09 3:12 P

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Julie,

All the best for this event!
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12/8/09 10:27 P

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Great, thanks Ros.

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12/8/09 10:20 P

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With regards to the use/safety of IPA, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubbing_alc
ohol

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Rosalind

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JULIEBEAR3's Photo JULIEBEAR3 Posts: 182
12/8/09 10:14 P

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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??

Edited by: JULIEBEAR3 at: 12/8/2009 (22:15)
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SAFFA-LIZZIE Posts: 6
12/8/09 4:03 A

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Thanks for that! Will have to give my feet extra tlc - blister packs are my new best friend now!

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12/6/09 3:00 P

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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!!!

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SAFFA-LIZZIE Posts: 6
12/5/09 2:43 P

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HI Julie

Are you doing the Oxfam as well? I am looking for information on what clothes will be the best to wear - taking the temp drop at night!

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SAFFA-LIZZIE Posts: 6
12/4/09 10:21 P

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Hi I am new to the site but saw Oxfam!! I am doing it as well next year and are trying hard to get rid of some extra kilo's before the event.

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11/24/09 4:02 P

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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.
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11/24/09 1:05 A

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Wow, that's a big challenge! Good on ya.

I have a friend at work that did it this year. Her feet were AWFUL afterwards. Healed up okay though.

Not from her experience, just from my own mind - take socks. Changing your socks now and then will feel heavenly.

Take vaseline to rub on any developing blisters or on places likely to get them.

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11/23/09 10:23 P

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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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