The BI group I go to is organising hill walks for people who can manage them as I have said I’d like to walk the 3 Yorkshire peaks. The man who runs the group does not think at all that I would manage them. He’s not being nasty or anything he’s just cautious and having not seen me do much walking he doesn’t know how much I could manage.
So when I first mentioned to him I’d like to do the 3 peaks he said he would plan shorter walks to build up to them. He has heard a lot about this from me but at minute I’ve agreed as long as he sticks to planning the walks I’ll not keep mentioning it.
We did the first walk last week for my birthday. A 5 mile one which didn’t exactly go to plan. 2 women took ill and had to go back luckily there was enough staff for some to stay with the two who went back and for some to continue the walk with no further troubles.
Through 2 taking Ill tho the staff now understandably want to cover themselves so they can’t be in trouble if anyone takes ill on another walk. They want everyone to get a doctors note confirming they are fit to do a 10 mile hill walk. Is this even possible? Would a doctor write a note saying someone is fit to do anything like this? In my case my doctor doesn’t even know me I moved area 2 years back and not seen a doctor here. Even the doctor I had before moving hardly knows me as I never had to go to them. Doctors I saw after my BI probably have seen me more but how does seeing someone in hospital and in appointments show if they could manage any amount of walking?
I’m not sure if any doctor would give me or anyone a note saying they are fit to do 10 mile hill walk. I understand the bi group not wanting to risk being in trouble for anything going wrong with anyone. They do take appropriate measures to make sure everyone is ok. But right now I’m ready to do anything to ensure I can do this walk and I think the man organising them knows full well I will be making sure there is some way so we can do the walk. I have just had to pull out of a marathon relay so he has been focusing on me doing these walks so I am not about to not do them.