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:

runningsahara.com

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:

www.themds.co.uk

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?
Regards

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

http://www.facebook.com/groups/255996834451070/326720267378726/

or here:

themds.co.uk
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 www.justajog.com. 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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