Oxfam Walk

Oxfam Trailwalker Blister Prevention and Foot Preparation

About Oxfam TrailWalker

The Oxfam Trailwalker event is billed by the organisers as the ‘Ultimate Team Challenge’.

Teams of four must complete a 100km course of Australian bush land to raise funds to help overcome poverty and injustice around the world.

Whilst very challenging, you don’t need to be a professional athlete to complete. Just about anyone can do it, with each team committing to raise at least $1,000 AUD to support Oxfam’s global charities.

Oxfam Trailwalker Competitors: 2 Videos Must Watch!

  • Posted on: 1 October 2017
  • By: Leah Waters

Plenty of time until the Oxfam Trailwalker event in Melbourne 2017 and I thought it was worth while putting together a collection of videos to help you with your preparation this year.

Hopefully you have been building up your training slowly over the past few months.

Testing out different types of socks and wearing in a couple of pairs of decent shoes along the way. If you haven't done all of this, lucky for you there is still some time left!

Prevent Blisters at the Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne 2017

  • Posted on: 4 April 2017
  • By: Leah Waters
Succesfull Oxfam Trailwalker group finish!

It’s fantastic to see so many people accomplish an amazing achievement by completing the OXFAM Trailwalker event. Unfortunately, not everyone who starts is able to finish. Every year large numbers of people are forced to pull out due to injuries, illness, fatigue or severe blistering.

Sadly I’ve seen this first-hand working on course as a Podiatry volunteer. Whilst we as Podiatrist’s and Podiatry students, do everything we can to keep participants going, there is only so much we can do to reduce the pain associated with severe blisters.


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Dr Leah WatersWritten by Leah Waters

Leah Waters is a Melbourne Podiatrist and founder of Pivotal Podiatry Clinic. A Melbourne based Podiatry Clinic.

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