for those who haven't worked it out, there is a new UK agent from 2013:
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 = 40Years running = 7Years injured = 2 (major achilles surgery)Marathons done = 12Ultras 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???
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:
Thanks, madaussie - yes it has and I'm already excited
Already on the MdS forum (richL) - it's a great site
registered now (nottcl)
and yes - it's slowly dawning on me what I have let myself in for
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!!!
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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