Peter’s first Oxfam Trailwalker blister experience was not a good one. Determined not to repeat the same mistakes, he got in touch about getting a blister plan together. Here’s what Peter had to say after his second Trailwalker event.
This was my second Oxfam Walk. The previous one I did was a few years ago, I was an emergency for someone who couldn’t make it and was only given 2 weeks notice to get ready. Without having any time to prepare it was pretty tough. Even though I did finish, my feet had blisters everywhere and I wasn’t able to walk for a few days afterwards. This is one of the reasons I wanted to ensure I was prepared as best as I could be. I wanted to enjoy the event and the experience this time and not have each step be painful due to those dreaded blisters.
Just thought I would send you a quick email to let you know how I went on the 100km Oxfam Trailwalk last weekend. I can proudly say that after applying the ENGO Patches and also getting my feet taped by a podiatrist, I finished the event with NO blisters at all! For me, I think using both techniques worked really well. We had an awesome day and were able to enjoy the event thanks to ENGO. I believe that anybody wishing to do the Oxfam walk would be wise to invest in the ENGO Patches as a way to prevent blisters. Thanks for your assistance and I wish you the best of luck. I’ll definitely be in touch next year before Oxfam Melbourne 2015.