MDS: Race Report

Updated: Dec 4, 2018

Marathon des Sables – 250km of running over 6 days, carrying all your kit and equipment, rationed water and living in Bedouin tents. Oh and it takes place in the Sahara!

That, in a nutshell, is what I have just completed. Classed as ‘the toughest foot race in the world’, over 1300 competitors took part in its 30thedition, covering terrains from soft sand to mountain climbs and everything in between.

After a flight and 8 hour coach journey we arrived in the desert at our first camp site. There we spent two days