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Tales from practice | Best foot forward

Richard Barr joined the 6,000 walkers on the 2012 London Legal Walk, playing a small part in raising more than half a million pounds for charity. Here is his footsore account of the event

11 June 2012

I was gasping for breath as I emerged from Chancery Lane station. That did not bode well for what was to follow. I was late. I did not want to be left behind. Still less did I want to be stretchered away.

My idea of going for a walk is to push a trolley gently from the car park in North Walsham into Sainsbury’s, load it up with things that we will never need and then push the laden trolley towards the car.

It was with a mixture of trepidation and self consciousness that I dusted off my trainers (last used briefly several years ago when my daughter Sophie bought me a subscription to the local gym which I visited three times before deciding that I was now fit enough to resume normal life), dug some loose-fitting jeans out of the drawer and set off for London ready to take part in the 2012 London Legal Walk.

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