A 20-mile plus walk is no easy task. Ideally some prep would have been gained before the event. If not, please don’t worry.
Most importantly, having the correct supplies and equipment are a must. Feet! Comfortable trainers or walking shoes (please refrain from wearing brand new shoes) and appropriate socks. Dress comfortably for the expected weather (London (Greater London) weather - Met Office) .
Please don’t forget to bring sunscreen. It can get very hot with very little shade between Morden and Epsom, so a hat may also be useful. Although water will be available as part of your registration, it’s probably advisable to bring a bottle.
Should you wish for someone to meet you at the finish, please let us know and we’ll look out for them at the Racecourse. As mentioned before, 4 hours is the record time (14:00 finish time for elite walkers). On average it will take approx. 6 -7 hours (15:00 – 16:00). However, this depends heavily on time taken at the refreshment stops on the way.