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11-May-17

A rebel and a runner - Rory Coleman book review

Marathon and ultra running legend and coach Rory Coleman is now a book author. In his latest adventure on paper he lays bare the reasons why he first took up running and how it profoundly changed –and saved- his life.

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11-Jun-15

Marathon Des Sables kit list

This is not an exhaustive list but here are some of the things that veteran MdSers found worked well during the race. Remember that, in the end, it is down to personal choice! We are just reflecting some of the options.

 

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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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27-Feb-15

Are you the stuff of legends?

In the distant past, in the absence of horses or homing pigeons, messengers carried the news of approaching armies, military victories and defeats or the death of kings. See how far you can run...

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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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