Running from Shadows

My Marathon des Sables . . . and beyond


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Is it hot in the desert?

I had to laugh. The 30th edition of the Marathon des Sables finished yesterday and with it Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ successful completion to become the oldest Brit at 71 years of age to finish this gruelling race. So what was so funny? Continue reading


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The first sore legs marathon of 2015: done

My first for 2015, and the first in over a year. With my two longest runs being a long, slow 15.6 miles a couple of weeks ago and the faster Caythorpe Dash a few weeks before that, what better test of current long-run endurance than this hilly beast in the Yorkshire Dales? Continue reading