Monthly Archives: April 2011

A reminder ……..

 That really is a beautiful song and the message in that video is portrayed to perfection …   I have been training hard and really enjoying the whole momentum of what my Ultra challenge has become , its given … Continue reading

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My Marathon Des Sable Equipment …

My Marathon Des Sable Equipment …   Pretty much all of my equipment did what it was meant to and even if I say it myself I did a sterling job of researching , selecting and utilising it all , … Continue reading

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Broken ….

The Finish Line …… I returned home from the Marathon Des Sable totally exhausted, with debilitating blisters all over both my feet and a burnt stomach lining from an overdose of pain killers… almost 2 weeks later after a gallon … Continue reading

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The whole is far greater than the sum of its parts…….

The whole is far greater than the sum of its parts……. A quick recap…… 6 months ago I had an idea to enter a world famous race called “The Marathon Des Sable”, just an idea, I then emailed for info … Continue reading

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Thank you …..

Thank you ….. Ive had a fair amount of email about when my next blog post is coming  , the actual story of my Marathon Des Sable, so a quick post to say that I have started it and it … Continue reading

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NEWS JUST IN – Mark has completed the Marathon Des Sables

Editor’s Note: I have just recieved a text from Mark from the middle of the Sahara Desert. He only has text messaging for the moment but will be online properly soon. The message he asked me to pass on: My … Continue reading

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Marathon Des Sables – Day five update

      I made it through another day , 42m 50 degree heat, peole were dropping like flys , it was horrendous ,my feet have swollen up and I’m in incredible pain but I’m fightng my way to the … Continue reading

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Marathon Des Sables – Day Four Update

Thanks for all the email, I really really appreciate them, I’m suffering badly with blistered feet and the going is so tough, I’m suffering more than I ever have before but I will keep going. Sorry I couldn’t get an … Continue reading

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Marathon Des Sables – Day three report

Editors Note – We have yet to recieve Mark’s day 3 update email, the condtions have been poor and we recieve the comunications by satlink so this situation was expected. Until we recieve the current up date please see the … Continue reading

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Marathon Des Sables – Day Two Report

Day two report Day two went well, Long ardous desert plains briken up with dunes and soft energy sapping sand. I was exhausted after mile 13 but kept up the run. Had to spend 45mins at the checkpoint to fix … Continue reading

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