Stage 3 (22 miles in 31C heat): 4:34:30Stage 4 (51 miles in 39C heat): 14:10:25Jamie says: I finished the long stage last night, running 51 miles in just over 14 hours. It was brutal. The terrain was relentless - it started with a climb that made the Devon ultra look flat and con...
on earth - why wouldn’t I want to give it a go?First stepsMy first challenge was breaking the news to my girlfriend, who while incredibly supportive was less than impressed by the documentary I showed her of James Cracknell’s adventures in the 2010 MdS
. Today was really tough; tomorrow we face 38K.Find out the story behind Alison's MdS attempt in her first blog entry.
Desert Race: Marathon des SablesThe 700 runners who wake up one March morning in Southern Morocco for the Marathon des Sables (MdS) are faced with vast expanses of wind-swept flatland, strength-sapping sand dunes and the prospect of six days spent
from the Marathon des Sables.The Race The Marathon des Sables (MdS or Marathon of the Sands) is a seven-day six-stage race held annually across a section of the Sahara desert in southern Morocco. 2011 sees the 26th running of the event that is often
feet are extremely sore and it could be another hot one. Still, just one more night under the stars. It's wonderful to think that in 24 hours I'll have completed my first MdS and be clean again.
the world but it's the Brits who have made the race their own and are now the most represented nationality. The MdS - as it's known - has become a rite of passage for British runners who want to explore the scary territory of a self-supported stage race
was the perfect training for the MDS – which is really about trudging up endless down escalators of sand with half a ton of useless junk on your back. And now I’ve discovered that, in terms of running fitness, 20 minutes of boxing achieves as much as an hour
it in with their lifestyles. Ralph also gives expert advice on equipment and nutrition.The London Triathlon's Gold Ambassador scheme aims to recruit MD’s, CEO’s and other top businessmen and women to compete at London Triathlon. In addition to the challenge of the London
sub-3:00 marathons, long-distance triathlons and the Devizes-to-Westminster International Canoe Race. His goal was to make the top 50 at the MdS; he finished 21st. Here's how he did it, and how you can learn from his impressive debut:1. Turn up
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