Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne April 2012 Event
Only 156 days to go until the 2012 Oxfam Trailwalker Event Melbourne!
The Oxfam Trailwalker event is scheduled for 20-22 April 2012. With the trail starting in Wheelers Hill and moving through a course in the Dandenong Ranges.
By now most people have organised their teams of four. I know a few teams have even started training already! Great work guys!
The more preparation you can do for a gruelling event like this, the better.
The majority of teams do not complete a single 100km walk in preparation for the event.
Therefore issue's may strike during the event, that you have not experienced while training.
From your training you may start to notice pains or sore spots in your feet.
This can be caused by many factors including structure of your foot, choice of shoes and socks.
A podiatrist is trained to assess and treat problems with your feet.
Podiatrists can also provide you with tools and knowledge to be self sufficient between checkpoints during the event.
This could also minimise your wait time at checkpoints during the event. As the que to see a podiatrist can be quite lengthy!
I have worked as a podiatry volunteer at the Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne event over the past 5 years.
I have seen first hand the stress the trailwalker event puts on your feet.
There is only so much podiatrist's can do to manage your foot concerns during the event.
Therefore prevention is the best policy.
This will ensure you not only complete the event, but enjoy the experience!
More information on Oxfam Trailwalker Preparation in my services section, click here.
Written by Leah Waters