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John Skelton

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Sainsbury's Property Charity

The toughest foot race on earth...

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Sainsbury's L&D, Property & Telecoms Charity of the Year 2017.
This year we have partnered with Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and our aim is to raise as much money as we possibly can for this fantastic service.

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Event details

Marathon de Sables

The Marathon des Sables is the stuff of legends. It is The Toughest Footrace on Earth (Discovery Channel). MdS is a truly gruelling multi-stage adventure through a mythical landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable environments – the Sahara desert. You have to be self-sufficient and carry all your own food and equipment for the week on your back. Communal goat’s-hair Berber tents are pitched every night but, apart from that you have to take it with you. Water is rationed and if you exceed the ration, you get a time penalty.
So this is the challenge I’ve set myself this year, 6 marathons in 6 days in the sweltering heat of the Sahara Desert. My training is going ok, so far this year I've run 677 miles with an ascent the equivalent of running up Mount Everest 2.1 times. I still have a huge amount of kit to buy, miles of training to do (with and without a 7kg back pack), weight to lose, I need to fit in some heat acclimatisation training and I still have to work out what rations (2500 calories per day) I will be taking/carrying with me. Please wish me luck...

Event date

09-April-2017 08:00  - 
17-April-2017 17:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


From the Monday Night Curry Club.
Donation by The Monday Night Curry Club
on 07-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good Luck from Mark Radcliffe and the team at Clover
Donation by Clover Technical
on 23-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done John.
Donation by Janet Selby
on 09-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 30-04-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Absolutely incredible effort John. I am in awe.
Donation by Barry Ansell
on 24-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Steve Richards
on 23-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Great work John! Awesome performance in the desert and with the fundraising!
Donation by Al Mercer
on 23-04-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done on your achievements this month, a job well done for a fantastic cause. From all at the Axair Group
Donation by Axair Group (Fans & Refrigeration)
on 20-04-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done John, on a purely financial basis I would much rather you had come first not 103rd.....
Donation by Graham Smith
on 19-04-2017
£25.75 gift aid
Great effort for a good cause
Donation by Carter Group
on 19-04-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,999.50
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £3,999.50
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £4,635.25

Donations closed

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