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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


Good Luck John,
Donation by Michelle
on 18-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Wow, I'm in awe of anyone who attempts this event. Good luck.
Donation by Gavin W
on 18-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
You're doing great John!
Donation by Cathy, Derek & Tyson
on 16-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck John
Donation by Alison Tansey
on 16-04-2017
£1.25 gift aid
I hope you have a shower before we meet :) Your Favourite Mother in Law
Donation by Gillian
on 15-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Fantastic achievement!
Donation by Mary Welsh
on 14-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
John you are an inspiration and an absolute legend! Good luck on your final day. You've got this! X
Donation by Jo Payne. Air Am.
on 13-04-2017
£3.75 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-04-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Making it look easy! Keep it up John
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Fantastic Performance, Inspirational. A Well Done.
Donation by Lee Pope
on 13-04-2017
£6.25 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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