The annual Bridgnorth Walk has been held since its inauguration in 1967 and this year it will take place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27 May and will follow the 22 mile route from Bridgnorth High Street to the summit of the Brown Clee and back again via Ditton Priors.
Last year’s Jubilee walk raised over £110,000 for various charities and the organisers anticipate over 1200 entries this year. Organising committee member, Roger Seedhouse told What’s What: “The 7 mile Junior Walk from Ditton Priors will now be known as ‘The Phil Rutter Memorial Walk’ in honour of our long serving committee member and organiser who died a few weeks ago. The emphasis will be on fun and there will be plenty of prizes.”
Entries can be submitted via the website bridgnorthwalk.org or by contacting Peter Davison on 01746 768281.
Preparing for the big walk by John Shelton, Bridgnorth Foot Clinic
The Bridgnorth Walk is fast approaching, and feet need to be prepared to ensure the day is one of enjoyment rather than misery.
Break your feet in gently
Everything from now on is aimed at toughening feet up so that they will not blister. Wash (don’t soak) and dry feet thoroughly each day and wipe them with surgical spirit every evening.
Getting the footwear right
Choose the correct footwear – not just shoes – socks as well. Comfort over vanity. The ideal walking shoe will hold your foot firmly back into the heel. Any friction at the heel will cause blisters. Toes should have room to move. Wear your shoes in before the big day.
Blisters are formed by feet rubbing against a sock or shoe. Never walk without socks; in fact it’s a good idea to wear two pairs when walking long distances, one thin and one thick, or two medium pairs. Cotton is best.
The great day has arrived. Before you go, give your feet one last thought- put a small amount of talc in your shoes. This last minute precaution against blisters has been used for many years with good effect. Enjoy your day!