My ‘Walkathon’ for Hearing Dogs

At DFS Crufts 2010 I was invited to take part in the excellent Hearing Dogs Walkathon along with another 1,530 others and we all managed to clock an amazing 5,144 miles between us – the equivalent of Lands End to John O’Groats and back nearly 6 times!!

The average distance covered in 1-day was 3.36 miles, or 9159 steps, so very nearly reaching the recommended 10,000 steps a day just by visiting DFS Crufts – showing that a visit to Crufts really is good for your health if not your wallet!

I was fascinated to find out that I had walked 19.4 miles over the 4-days, compared to 12.53 miles for Peter Purves.

However a special mention must go the staff from the Kennel Club who were very competitive, and in particular Helen Fox, who managed a staggering 39.71 miles.


Following on from DFS Crufts, a Hearing Dogs Walkathon will also be marking the start of Hearing Dogs Week (6-13 June).

Visitors to the Summer Fayre on Sunday 6th June at our head office near High Wycombe, will be challenged to see how many miles they cover around our site, however anyone not able to make it can still join in the Walkathon for Hearing Dogs week by registering for a pedometer and logging the distance they walk on 6th June wherever they are.

Pedometers are available for a minimum donation of £10, by contacting 01844 348136 or

If you have any queries or would like more information about Hearing Dogs and any of their future events, please visit the Hearing Dogs website.

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