Running from Shadows

My Marathon des Sables . . . and beyond

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The Walking/Running Sodium Factory

A recent heatwave affecting southern Europe had also spread to north Africa, giving a toasty 40-43C from around midday right through to early evening on a recent few days holiday to Marrakech (temperatures expected over July and August, not early May!). While there was nothing more strenuous than trips from a riad (fortunately with a dipping pool) to the souks and cafe bars and alleyways surrounding the main Jemaa el-Fnaa square, it was a reminder of how uncomfortable heat can become. Continue reading