Marathon Des Sables 2013

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25/05/2011 at 10:42
reg open now, i'm in
25/05/2011 at 10:51
me too. weird reg procedure, too easy?
25/05/2011 at 11:02
yeah i had the credit card at the ready for deposit but not needed (yet)
25/05/2011 at 11:55

for those who haven't worked it out, there is a new UK agent from 2013:

Edited: 25/05/2011 at 11:55
25/05/2011 at 20:17
Yip, I'm in - wife thinks I'm a nutter........correct!
27/05/2011 at 11:30
I'm in as well - Someone commented it was easy to get in, indeed it was - even I was surprised at getting in.  But consider that all places went in an hour - It won't be so easy for those now wanting a place.  Some would say we were the lucky ones - some would say the unlucky ones!!!  Brilliant - can't wait!
13/06/2011 at 14:35

ah, there is a thread after all....thought there might be

I am in also and massively looking forward to this but glad there are two years to train for it!

Just thought it might be good to gauge experience/youth/madness etc of the group of us who have signed up so here are a few stats on me:

Age = 40
Years running = 7
Years injured  = 2 (major achilles surgery)
Marathons done = 12
Ultras done = 3 (2 times Comrades plus one 31 miler)
Desert experience = NONE!!!!
Multiday experience = 2011 Jurassic Coast Challenge (three v.hilly off road marathons in three days)

Anyone else care to share???

16/06/2011 at 08:44

 Welcome Clive, Stuart and Rich. Has it sunk in yet that you'll be in the desert in less than two years?

A useful website (including forum) just for the mds:

16/06/2011 at 09:42

Thanks, madaussie - yes it has  and I'm already excited

Already on the MdS forum (richL) - it's a great site

16/06/2011 at 09:53

registered now (nottcl)

and yes - it's slowly dawning on me what I have let myself in for

16/06/2011 at 20:19
I spent some time this evening explaining to my friend exactly what she'd signed up for (shes on the waitlist), not sure if she'll pull out?
17/06/2011 at 08:57

you have to be nuts to sign up for this but it takes a special kind of madness to sign up without having properly done your homework!!!

19/02/2012 at 18:40
Hi Guys,
I am taking part in the MdS 2013, I am trying to contact others within the Suffolk area to link with and exchange training tips etc...

is there anyone within this area that is and can link with?

19/02/2012 at 20:51
you are probably better off here:

or here:
25/03/2012 at 22:38
Anyone know the date for the mds 2013. I am on waiting list at present
17/06/2012 at 18:00
Edited: 18/06/2012 at 07:29
21/08/2012 at 13:35

I ran Marathon des Sables last year. Before that I had only run two marathons. I started training the September before and blogged about it at I loved it all - the training and the race. The feeling I got on my first ultra (not even a race, just me on my own running 30 miles out and back along the Thames Path) was brilliant! 

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