In April 2013 I completed the Marathon des Sables, a 150 mile ultramarathon across the Sahara Desert. The event was part of a continual effort to raise $50 000 for Alzheimer’s Research so if you haven’t donated yet then please do by clicking here.
I didn’t really have time to train for the event and only managed a maximum distance of 18 miles before setting off. The 5 consecutive days of running therefore turned out to be my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th longest runs.
The race was semi-self supported meaning that whilst competitors were given daily water rations, we had to carry all our food and equipment. My bag reached 14.25 kg before adding water! That explains why I am dressed like this…
I may have finished but the scar tissue on my feet and slowly regrowing nails remain. So please don’t forget to donate by pressing the enormous button below.