Well done for signing up for this. I'm looking at doing it next year for the Altzheimers charity. I just need to co-erce a friend into doing it with me.
I've done a couple of Moonwalks before now, and would recommend that you start training asap for the 50km - unless you are exceptionally fit!
You'll need decent footwear and trousers or leggings and a good bum bag to put your handkies, jelly babies etc in. (see 'Walk the Walk' website as they have good ones on there - and you'll be supporting a breast cancer charity too).
Is there a training guide for you? You should build up gradually, but don't hang around - I think we start training in January to do the Moonwalk (26.2 miles/ 42km) in May. We also do yoga, dancing and badminton to keep up our overall fitness.
I've done 30km of that route, and it's brilliant. I did it without training, but being fairly fit, and it was fine - maybe start with a distance like 20km and build up? But yes, look at suggested training programmes and see what you can fit in
I got a blister on the side of my foot which I didn't feel at the time but which lasted for ages; I wish I'd done an inspection en route as I had compeed plasters with me. They are ace.
It's such a pretty route - there's loads of info online for things to look for which will help keep you distracted.
Tbh, I'm willing to put in the effort to train, as there is a dog training programme online for the event. I'm a bit concerned about my feet though as I often get pain on the ball of my foot if I walk on uneven ground. not sure what the problem is called.
I have a pair of leather hiking boots which I've had for years. They're fairly comfortable but I have to wear a good gel insole in them to reduce foot pain on the ball of my foot. I also have some Merrill cross trainers which are old but fairly comfortable.
The organisers website suggests Goretex boots. Are these necessary? I was thinking of taking a pair of trainers with me on the event, to give my feet a change of shoe. Is this necessary or just overkill??? :-)