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Marathon Des Sables - Guy Pitcher

posted 11 Nov 2014, 06:56 by Jon Beverley
Marathon Des Sables -MDS - now in its 28th year

Approx 160 miles through sahara desert in Morocco

dubbed the "toughest footrace on earth" though now isn't!

1000 racers from 50 countries

1 week 6 stages and 1 rest day

Longest stage 50 miles

Temperatures upto 50 and down to zero centigrade

Only water and bivouacs (open sided 8 person tents) provided, the rest carried by the runners

My dad died from a form of leukaemia in December known as MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome)! So thought I would like to raise money for leukaemia research charity

I have a webpage for donations: justgiving.com/Guy-Pitcher

raised over £1000 now

 

Thanks v much

Guy
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