Patient heal thyselfBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7169.1377 (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1377
- Heather Goodare, patient representative
- BMJ editorial board
Recently I undertook a sponsored pilgrimage from Horsham to Canterbury in aid of two local charities. We were aiming to walk over 100 miles, mostly along the North Downs Way, averaging 15 miles a day for eight days.
After two days I wasn't too much the worse for wear, with only minor blisters. We were taking turns to lead the walk, and my turn was to be on the last day, leading a few extra day trippers into Canterbury itself. I was looking forward to that, and to getting my own back on the mostly younger men who were leading on the other days and obviously did not think …