The greatest journey I have ever been on is over, and it feels hard to get on with a life without the Sahara. It’s a journey I’ve been on since October last year when my place in the 27th Marathon Des Sables was confirmed. It’s the toughest footrace
This week my attention turned to kit – whilst I’m busying myself covering weekly mileage it’s dawned on me that something’s missing – a back pack filled with a week’s supply of calories and sleeping equipment! Our friends at Salomon have provided me with a robust rucksack that wi...
hope I can make it through - we have a marathon tomorrow followed by 10 miles on Saturday.Jamie's words say it all - it doesn't get much tougher than the Marathon des Sables. If you're as awed by his progress as we are at RW Towers, you can sponsor
With just days to go now until the race - I fly out to Morocco on Thursday - it is all getting very real!I had some pacing commitments for RW last weekend in Hastings; it saw me pit my wits against the notorious Hastings hill, which was not I was particularly looking forward to g...
of this Fricker," I thought, "stretch the legs out, open the motor..." I got over-excited and took a comedy tumble that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a Charlie Chaplin movie – quick assessment: no damage done, just a little dent in my pride. I picked myself
After a tricky last couple of weeks, battling a few niggles and sitting on my arse, I’m back running. Following on from the Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series in Devon, I had a low-key week as planned with a few short runs and a longer run at the weekend.I started the day of my l...
of James Cracknell doing the Marathon des Sables, throwing up, cramping and looking like he came within an inch of his life my first thought was – I wonder if I could do that?!In February I will attempt my first ever ultra marathon, a 34 mile multiterrain
to 500ml of water, you'll get a whopping 59 servings from the bottle. During a tough week when I was running the Marathon des sables in the Moroccan Sahara, I used it daily and didn't have any problems with cramping or dehydration. What I liked most
took this to the desert (on my recent Marathon des Sables challenge) to give it a real going over. Aside from the weight, it faired impeccably. I felt confident throwing it in the bag during the runs and when it came down to the snaps it was both easy
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