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27-Jun-16

Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun 2016

Situated in the remote /Ai/ Ais/ Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in the most north western part of South Africa, the Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun is the perfect race for a wild adventure.

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02-Jun-16

The Trans Atlas Marathon

When Lahcen Ahansal, ten times winner of the Marathon des Sables, turns up as the sweep for an ultra marathon in the mountains, you can be sure it is going to be something pretty special.

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21-Apr-15

Running across the Sahara

Mandy Davin started running to work 14 months ago and discovered that she enjoyed it. In March 2014 she decided to run for Charity Headway and set herself "a marathon a month". She originally planned to enter the 2016 MDS but tried her luck and applied for 2015. Other than the 50k ‘54321’ in Salisbury and Marathon des Sables she has never run more than 42km.

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18-Feb-15

The MDS and the toughest FOOT race in the world

Blind Dave Heeley is off to Morocco in early April. He's out and about every day training for his MDS Saharan challenge. He's in Shropshire (England, UK) training on the Caradoc and The Lawley.

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13-Feb-15

Marathon des Sables 2014, a great adventure - Day Five

In April 2014, John Bell travelled to Morocco with Brian Bougourd and Darren Carre to run the Marathon des Sables for the Headway Guernsey and Children with Cancer UK charity. For all you MDS 2015 participants, 2016 hopefuls and runners with a keen/perverse interest in extreme running follow John in this 5-part diary as he encounters sun, sand and no sangría...

Day five: just one marathon to go.

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12-Feb-15

Marathon des Sables 2014, a great adventure - Day Four

In April 2014, John Bell travelled to Morocco with Brian Bougourd and Darren Carre to run the Marathon des Sables for the Headway Guernsey and Children with Cancer UK charity. For all you MDS 2015 participants, 2016 hopefuls and runners with a keen/perverse interest in extreme running follow John in this 5-part diary as he encounters sun, sand and no sangría...

Day four: deciding day.

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11-Feb-15

Marathon des Sables 2014, a great adventure - Day Three

In April 2014, John Bell travelled to Morocco with Brian Bougourd and Darren Carre to run the Marathon des Sables for the Headway Guernsey and Children with Cancer UK charity. For all you MDS 2015 participants, 2016 hopefuls and runners with a keen/perverse interest in extreme running follow John in this 5-part diary as he encounters sun, sand and no sangría...

Day three: hot and sore feet.

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10-Feb-15

Marathon des Sables 2014, a great adventure - Day Two

In April 2014, John Bell travelled to Morocco with Brian Bougourd and Darren Carre to run the Marathon des Sables for the Headway Guernsey and Children with Cancer UK charity. For all you MDS 2015 participants, 2016 hopefuls and runners with a keen/perverse interest in extreme running follow John in this 5-part diary as he encounters sun, sand and no sangría...

Day two: getting comfortable.

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09-Feb-15

Marathon des Sables 2014, a great adventure - Day One

In April 2014, John Bell travelled to Morocco with Brian Bougourd and Darren Carre to run the Marathon des Sables for the Headway Guernsey and Children with Cancer UK charity. For all you MDS 2015 participants, 2016 hopefuls and runners with a keen/perverse interest in extreme running follow John in this 5-part diary as he encounters sun, sand and no sangría...

Day one: getting there and our first run in the sun.

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14-Jan-15

The 2014 Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon by Marina Ranger

Since January 2013 I have kept finding new ways to challenge myself and try new things through the journeys and experiences I have by running. Running, no matter what distance, was a challenge for me 2 years ago today. But by the end of 2013 I had run my first 250km Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon, and it completely changed my life.

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