RW staffer James lays bare his Marathon des Sables experience - and his battered feet
I was elated for about 10 seconds, and then it was over. Seven months of hard work had come to an end. I couldn’t help but feel sad - it was like having a pet, nurturing it, watching it grow up and then having it taken from you. Don’t get me wrong - I was in pain, 24 hours earlier I couldn’t wait to finish but rather unexpectedly, I was sad it was over. Does this mean I’ve been bitten by the ultra-running bug? I bloody hope not - I can’t afford to keep doing these events!
Would I do it again? I’d never say never but perhaps I’ll try another challenge instead. If there is a next step up in adventure racing, I want to take it.
That sounds like one hell of a journey you have been on and conquered - respect and well done. Take a bow.
Some classic lines in there: "Crucially, she didn’t say I couldn’t do it, so I had the all-clear" and "After cleaning myself up, I pushed hard again."
Great writing - even better running!
Amazing achivement. Just proves to me that when i say I don't want to do this race I am right....
Well done you.
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