Britain’s biggest outdoor retailer is teaming up with industry bosses and mountain rescuers in challenging to the public to walk round the world.
GO Outdoors’ Walk Around the World in 80 Days Challenge will begin later this month, with walkers urged to tackle the equivalent of the earth’s circumference, almost 25,000 miles.
Any walks completed during the period can be logged on the company’s website and a voluntary donation made to mountain rescue.
The challenge is being backed by the industry’s Britain on Foot campaign, gear brand Mammut, Walk4Life, Swiss Tourism and Ordnance Survey.
The Walk Around the World in 80 Days challenge has already seen some of the most influential outdoor organisations in the country all working together for the first time with a common aim.
What a great idea! So many people don’t consider walking as a form of exercise, that perhaps we need to change our perceptions.
I recently visited family, and stupid me, I forgot the sports bra! Doh! I have running shoes, etc but until I can locate some ‘support’ locally the only form of exercise I have to hand is walking, so that is what I have been doing.
Don’t discount it, my father has been walking the dog three times a day since he got him, and not being a dog owner before, he says he has definitely noticed the difference in his fitness.
We aren’t talking about a stroll round the corner here, mind, but walking can definitely be added in as a fitness option, if you are restricted by health, or other means.
However fast you walk, you need to try to maintain good posture.
Work through this check list, starting from your feet up, to get your posture right before you start.
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