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The Trailwalker Team are here to help your team every step of the way, with all the materials you'll need for training and fundraising.

All of the 2014 guides are still available for your team to download and we'll be adding the 2015 versions as the event gets closer.

Event results 2014

Preparation sessions

Prep sessions are put on to help your team prepare. They normally take place in April and May.

Details of venues and times will appear on this page when they are arranged so make sure to check this page soon and reserve your place.

Tips from teams

Train, train and train. Look at the route in detail and try, if you can, to get out onto the Downs and walk as much of the route as possible before the event.


     - Francesca, The Walking Deads

Do at least one 60km group training session, partly at night, at least one month before. This distance is long enough to give you a taste of what you may experience, while giving you enough recovery time to try and resolve those problems before the event.


     - Charlie, Adder Ladder

Start your fundraising early - it gets you support from your friends and you don't have to worry about sorting it all out after the event.


     - Kayleigh, Team Gangnam

Prepare for blisters! Really put your socks and footwear through the mill to see if they rub at all because even if they feel OK in shorter training sessions, it might not feel the same after 8 hours walking!


     - Neil, Eager Eagles

Train together with your team as often as possible. We weren't able to get many walks in together and there were two distinct speed factions in our team.


     - Trailwalker Team, 2013

Invest in a decent pair of walking boots/shoes and have them fitted correctly.


     - Jean, Jerry and the Pacemakers

Latest blog posts from the Trailwalker team

Long distance advice

By David Yates  Chairman of the Isle of Wight Long Distance Walkers Association,  and author of Beaches Bars and Blisters of the Isle of Wight shares his advice on foot preparation and training.

Raising your pledge

Reaching your fundraising pledge: tips and ideas from past participants …..

Trailtrekker Support Crew

Heather Westron writes about her experience of taking part in Trailtrekker as a walker and her experience as a support crew. She shares her top tips and says to think about it as a 'formula one pit stop'.

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