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  1. Discuss anything and everything to do with the Marathon des Sables

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    1. Old threads from the general forum. You can still search on these and the more popular ones are linked from the FAQ.

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  2. For all discussion of equipment..... what to buy, how to use it, how to wear it, how to sneak your latest purchase past your other half.... In association with Sandbaggers Ultra Running

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    1. Confused about what to wear in the desert? Wondering what colours are in vogue for the coming training season? Then look no further.

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    2. Find out the stuff you HAVE to take with you. Including the somewhat elusive "Tropical Disinfectant."

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    3. Stove chat. Not stovepipe hat chat. That should go in the miscellaneous or clothes forums.

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    4. Anything related to keeping your body in one piece while training and in the desert. Prevention of blisters and chafing for example.

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    5. Food, glorious food. And training supplements. And power bars, gels, jelly babies etc. Don't know your Rego from your Nuun? Here's the place to ask.

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    6. Looking for adventure racing kit to buy, sell or trade? Spotted any bargains?

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    7. Ah, the biggy. What to wear on your feet and how to keep the sand out of your shoes.

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    8. Train smarter. Or just buy something which will let you know how far you've run without resorting to a map. Not to mention the small matter of how to power them in the middle of the Sahara.

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    9. For everything else. Walking poles, head-torches, toothbrushes etc.

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    10. Topics about specific rucksacks, new product reviews & the various sorts of hydration systems.

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    11. All sleeping system chat in here. Specific products, recommendations, ideas, questions etc.

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    12. Wondering if your Gucci shades will stand the heat?

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    13. If you've taken part in the MdS before, we'd love to hear what you ended up taking with you and if there's anything you'd change for the next time.

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  3. Ouchee! An inevitable part of training, here's the place to talk about all your injury woes.

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      22-02-2010, 08:52 PM

  4. Chat about anything & everything else in life here.

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  5. If you've taken part in the MdS, we'd love to hear your experience.

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  6. Questions and ideas about the required training for the event. Also includes recommended running/walking events which will set you up for the desert.

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  7. Discuss any upcoming races you're doing or events you think others might be interested in

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    1. If you've just completed a race, well done! Please tell us all about it in here. Should be a good first place for people wondering just what certain races are all about

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  8. From Eagle Plains, Yukon to the banks of the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk. A true Arctic experience - this race really does enter the Arctic Circle and can quite genuinely claim to be the Toughest, Coldest, Windiest Extreme Ultra Marathon on the planet.

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  9. A new 24 hour trail race in the Scottish Highlands. With a 12 or 24 hour option available, entries will open shortly for the first event which will be taking place on the 3rd of September 2011.

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  10. A 33 mile ultra in Scotland, 5th November 2011, the perfect end to your season.

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  11. A new forum to discuss all aspects of The Gobi Desert Challenge

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  12. The Scottish & Eagle Isle Ultras take place on Jura & Mull respectively. These new multi-day races will see athletes compete on high mountains, exposed coastal cliffs, tracks, trails, glens & everything else the islands have to offer!

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  13. What to do after the MDS? How about getting on your bike? And in the pool. And then a wee run to finish things off.

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