Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Big Weekend …………………

The Big Weekend ………………… Since finding out that I had an entry to the 2011 Marathon Des Sable I have been training hard, running in various Ultrathons and attending the odd desert racing Seminar to gain an insight into it … Continue reading

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Simonside Cairn race ….

What a day , It was amazing …… It all started months before when my friend Ironman Kenny Short asked me if I wanted to try a hill race to spice up my training , sure I said, sounds good … Continue reading

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My Pre-MDS gear choices and opinion ……

My Pre-MDS gear choices and opinion ……   What to take …… A lot of what you wonder about at first is what kind of equipment to take with you , it has to be light and you must be … Continue reading

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An ULTRA ultra challenge and the MS Society ….. Helping is what we all should be about .

All this training for the desert made me realise that I was capable of doing things that I had wanted to do in the past but had written off because I didn’t have the ability , one of these was the Sandbaggers … Continue reading

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Runner 786 …

My number arrived for the Marathon Des Sable and I am number 786 , runner 786 if you will , Im pleased to have a number , for years I have just been Mark Lyons , now I am runner … Continue reading

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Some things just cant be avoided …yet sometimes they are just what you needed !! Prep for the Art O Neil ….

Snow , moving house , Xmas and the New year ….. oh !  and Art O Neil … Training ground to a halt in November/December with both the weather and Xmas at the shop …I am really frustrated at the … Continue reading

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