London 100K – 26th Oct 2019
The 11th 100K Event Summary
When: 26th of Oct (Saturaday)
Start time: 9:00am GMT
Where to meet:
What trail are we walking:
Duration: around 22 – 23 hours
What to do now:
1) Train and
If you’re interested in this “Walk to Build” charity event and decided to join us this Mar in London, it’s very important that you start your personal fundraising activities from now (like right at this minute) to get donations. Below are the 2 common approaches how you can start your fundraising:
- Create a personal fundraising page under our InFusion100 campaign in BuildOn.com [CLICK HERE], and start promoting it in your social and/or work network to get donations to your personal page
- Or you can just simply promoting our main campaign [CLICK HERE] in your social and/or work network to get donations directly to InFusion100 campaign
We have consolidated some useful info that may help you better prepare for the walk.
How To Obtain Donations
Every Penny Counts!
“Walk to Build” is all about taking up a challenge to walk up to upto 100km (or however long that you feel most comfortable with) within 24 hours, and raising money to build a school for under-privilege children. If you have decided to be part of this and love to make your contribution, you should obtain the support from your friends, family, work circle or networks for this. We know sometimes its hard to ask for money/donation, hence this section will show you a few approaches that had worked in previous fundraising event done by the InFusion100 walkers (InFusioneers).
First of all, guideline below is for your reference for how much ideally you should aim for as a target for your walk. The USD set targets are for reference only, the more fund you can raise the better. If you achieve your indicated target and even more, it’s wonderful; if you don’t, that’s eqaully amazing too, as every penny counts for school that going to be built, and your effort in this is highly appreciated regardless the amount of fund raised!
Approach 3 – Personal Fundraising Page under InFusion100 Campaign in BuildOn (Recommanded)
- Go to our team page [CLICK HERE] and click “Ambassador Trek” on the left, under the big “DONTATE” button.
- Click “BECOME A FUNDRAISER” botton in the Ambassador Trek page
- Click “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” in the pop-up box
- Follow through a few simple steps to fill in the form and get your owned page setup.
NOTE: newly created page will not automatically added to InFusion100 campaign or allowed self added to InFusion100 campaign as BuildOn process changed. However don’t worry about it, InFusion100 working group will get all new pages added restrospectively in bulk later.
Approach 2 – Social Media
Whatever platform(s) you use, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Tweeter, WeChat, etc. leverage your social media channel(s) to promote the event, and get the support. You can write your own story and post it or just repost what InFusion100 has posted or simply just circulate this website.
Approach 1 – Talk About It
Talk to your friends about the InFusion100 challenge that you are going to take. Not only just plead for say donation or sponsorship, but also share rationale as why you want to Walk to Build. Encourage those who are also interested to join you or support you either to donate or join the walk to walk with you or both.
Top Tips For Walkers
- Wear worn comfortable shoes, DO NOT wear new paire of trainers, they will hurt your feet.
- Better to have a size bigger than your feet (so you don’t get blisters).
- Blisters are really horrible especially when you get them half way through the walk so prepare your feet a week before the walk, so cut your toe nails really short and either put talc or cream (any body cream will do) so make your feet as soft as possible so they won’t get blisters. You can also buy non-blister socks for the day.
- Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Sip every 5 minutes. Once you are thirsty, its already game over.
- Eat what you like and tastes good. Vary your food. try and add protein and carbs if you can. ONLY use food you have already tried. DO NOT introduce something new unless it has been through UAT!!
- Vaseline. You are going to chafe. Take precautions beforehand. There is no downside to using vaseline.
- Meds. Take salt tablets if you are used to using them. Other take some salty crisps or similar. It will stop the cramps.
- Have 2 or 3 plastics grab bags that you can pick up around the 100k. Saves you carrying stuff beforehand. Put rewards in each so you look forward to them. Include a change of shorts/top and underwear (for the 50k point, this is useful).
- Prepare your feet. Use Compede on your feet where you likely to blister, talcum powder in your sock and shoes, tape toes, wear double layers socks, etc.
- Trail walk 10-20km non-stop before joining the actual event (walk), STOP doing long distance walking 3 days before to allow your body rest.
- Don’t have a heavy breakfast on the morning of the walk.
- Keep yourself energised with light snack such as Banana’s and oatmeal bars.
- DO NOT carry too much and make your pack heavy.
- Stretch every 10kms. Have a light jog for 100 metres to switch up leg muscles.
- Find a good set of walking partners on the day who have similar pace as you.
- Have fun and stay positive.
What to carry in your bag:
- If you don’t want to carry a bag keep this in car for support we will have medical kits with us
- A bag of spare clothes for after the hike (especially the night hike)
Water camel bag, 2L at least. Save effort to hand carry any bottles, open up, drink, close lid, etc.
Head torch with new battery, no need to bring extra battery. Head torch is to save effort to hand carry and much more convenient.
Knee support (if you know you need one) or ankle support
- Couple pack of nuts. They are high protein and light.
- It will get cold at night so make sure you pack a rain jacket and a hoddie so that you don’t get cold.
20 bars of snacks in your additional bag that will be driven in the car so you can replenish food at every stops. Bananas or apples for energy, or those professional products like energy gel for marathon, which are very effective to restore your stimina in a short time.
Extra battery pack for the phone
- Spare trainers if you want to change half way
- Pack a pair of flipflops for the end. Your feet will love you for that.
General Safety Guide
Planning Your Hiking Trip
- Get to know your group members and understand their teamwork capacity, physical condition, skills and experience. Don’t over-stretch their ability.
- Be prepared for poor weather and environmental changes during the hike.
- In estimating the length of your hike, make allowance for sunrise, sunset, high tide and low tide, as well as any extra time to deal with tired group members or other unexpected delays.
Plan in Place
- Prepare your hiking gear, and make sure all group members know how to use all the items properly.
- Provide all those concerned (parents, teachers or instructors and organizers) and the contact person with your hiking plan, hiking programme, route map and personal details of all group members. Notify all parties concerned promptly of any changes.
Before Setting Off
- Check your gear, everything complete and in good working condition.
- Check that all members are wearing suitable clothes, socks and boots.
- The leader should brief members about the planned route.
- Every member should know the route and the nearest rescue stations, such as a police station, emergency service telephone, location and telephone number of the nearest country park rangers’ station.
- Make sure all group members are in good physical and mental condition.
- Note the weather. If there is a thunder warning, typhoon signal Number One or above – don’t tempt fate. Cancel your hike.
During the Hike
- The group should stay together. Don’t allow any member to lag behind or get too far ahead. Keep an eye on members’ physical, mental and emotional state. Be aware of each other – and look after each other.
- Maintain a constant speed, without going too fast or too slow. Generally, it is recommended to make a day a hike of 15 km or less.
- Stick to regularly maintained trails. Exploring new routes will put you in danger, or at least waste time. Don’t walk along any natural watercourses. Mountain torrents after sudden heavy rain are extremely dangerous.
- To avoid serious dehydration in hot weather, take frequent breaks around midday – and drink plenty of water, steadily in small drinks.
- If you are doing activities or hiking during the night, wear bright coloured clothing and keep your torch on. On roads, always face oncoming traffic.
- Remember the route along the way. At every junction, look back and note the appearance of the landscape. If necessary, leave a marker – or draw a simple sketch map of all the turnings. This will help you retrace your steps if you later become lost.
- Note changes in the weather. Terminate the trip if the weather suddenly changes for the worse. Head home or go to the nearest safe place. Keep calm and avoid hurrying, which may cause an accident. Tell the contact person immediately when you change the hiking plan.
- Take heed of all warning signs along the way. If ever in doubt about any route, stop immediately. Keep calm and judge carefully how to proceed.
- Maintain a natural walking rhythm and pace. Never run downhill. Use extra care on gravel paths. Never take shortcuts and, if you can, avoid descending along very steep slopes.