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Q/ How do you get on walking half marathons?





A/ I go with a sighted guide, otherwise known as my friend Jo. Using a small piece of hot pink rope (about 10 cms in length), we each hold on to either end and with me walking slightly behind her off we go. The team at the Cadbury Moro Marathon in Dunedin always allow us to start 15 minutes before the rest of the pack. This is great as it means people have to pass us rather than us pass people. We also have sighted guide and blind walker on the back of our t shirts to let those behind us know why there are two of us walking together. The hardest part of walking a half marathon blind is being fit!