Marathon des Sables 2013
About the runI have entered the 2013 Marathon des Sables; a 156 mile run through the Moroccan Sahara run over 6 to 7 days. Temperatures can reach 50 degrees and competitors must carry their own equipment including food, clothes, sleeping bag, camping stove, flare, and venom pump! The Marathon des Sables has been labelled the toughest footrace on Earth.
Why would one enter such an event you might ask? Especially someone with no running experience of any note. Well it all started in the pub of all places. A friend bet me that I wouldn't be able to accomplish such a task. So I entered, and what may have started as a jovial moment in the local has now become a life-changing dream for me.
I have decided to raise funds for La Societe Guernesiase and in particular for some local conservation projects. I see this not only as a chance to take part in something extraordinary but a chance for me to do something positive for the island we live on. Please donate generously!
Total raised so far: £1278