I am once again running the Marathon des Sables - 250 km carrying 24 pounds in food, sleeping bag, and emergency supplies. This will be on the 4-14 April 2014.

To put it in perspective - a "normal" marathon is 26 miles or 42 km. So in effect this is a 6 marathons over 7 days. 

And this is in the desert - in 120 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius). With no showering - and sleeping on sand and stones.

It will be my fourth time participating in this event. 

I am on a strict clean eating diet, and have significantly cut down on sugar and refined food. I am training by running 125 km a week - around 20 km a day.

Why I am running for Macmillan Cancer Support

I am running to raise money for a wonderful charity - Macmillan Cancer Support - which improves the lives of people affected by cancer. 

1 in 3 people are affected by cancer. I personally experienced my 20-year-old cousin die in my arms of cancer in summer 2012. I felt powerless - saying to myself "how can I help him?"   

Now, in the last 12 months alone I have had 7 friends diagnosed with cancer. 

This disease truly is a  modern day epidemic. People think "it won't happen to me" and then they get the shock of their lives when it does - when they find out they or a close friend or relative has some form of cancer - and often it affects those who seem to lead extremely healthy lifestyles.

The research and support that MacMillan has done has made a huge difference in the quality of treatment and the survival statistics. 

But there is still no sign of a reduction in cancer diagnoses - so we need to do what we can to help. 

 For me the only answer I can find is running this marathon to try to raise more money and awareness of this illness that can strike anyone of us at any time where we never expect it. So WE all can help our closest by fighting cancer. 

How you can help

I am asking for your help - not to run alongside me in the marathon physically (I would never ask that!) - but to join many others in donating for this important cause, and to be with me in spirit.  Please donate whatever you can - it all helps and is much appreciated. 

The donations will go towards those who really need it - and you will help save lives.

I would like to thank all of you in advance for your kind donations.        





Updates 30

From all of the staff and customers Levant restaurant £3074

12/08/14 01:18

From all the staff and customers at Kenza restaurant £2851

12/08/14 01:17

Good Luck in your Marathon from Jen Low. £20

29/04/14 02:43

Bonne Chance mon Tony from Babette. £80

29/04/14 02:42

Well done on your run and your achievement. Paul Saunders $400

29/04/14 02:42

Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

Donations 387

Donation by Akhter Aman on 16/11/14

د.إ.‏ 300.00

Thank you for the personal sacrifice you've made. Wonderful.

Donation by Chris Whyatt on 12/10/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid


Donation by Elena on 01/09/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Tony! An outstanding job for a cause close to my heart.

Donation by Samia Samia on 17/08/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done! A wonderful achievement for a worthy cause. Next time .... take Chaker and David with you!! Regards, Mark.

Donation by ALL AT CATERWARE on 22/05/14


+ £62.50 Gift Aid

Well done Tony....Great achievement for a great cause! Best wishes, from all the team at Chiller Box.

Donation by Marios Poumpouris on 16/05/14


+ £18.75 Gift Aid

Well done, - a worthy cause Gwen and Ken

Donation by Anonymous on 11/05/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done once again Tony.

Donation by Josh Leon on 06/05/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

This is amazing what you are doing Tony! You should feel extremely proud of the help you are giving towards the fight against cancer :)

Donation by Alaia El-Akabi on 01/05/14


What a champ!

Donation by AF & HF on 22/04/14


+ £100.00 Gift Aid

Keep up the good work!

Donation by Olga on 15/04/14

Thanks for caring Tony...

Donation by Yazid on 15/04/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done, Tony. An amazing feat for such a worthy cause!

Donation by Giao Pacey on 14/04/14

Thank you Tony for this - you are amazing!

Donation by Keren Lerner on 14/04/14


Fantastic job Tony!

Donation by Anders on 14/04/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck Tony, a great cause

Donation by Martin Dewey on 14/04/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Always happy to support such a gutsy guy and a worthy cause

Donation by Michael Karam on 14/04/14


Well done Tony. You are an example to follow!

Donation by Karim Z on 14/04/14


An amazing achievement....I hope you are still in one piece at the end of it.

Donation by Cherine Ghali on 14/04/14


What an achievement, I am very impressed! Also, well done for raising such a large amount of money for such a worthy cause.

Donation by Dana Elemara on 13/04/14


Good luck Tony, see you when you get back!

Donation by Charlotte Christiansen on 08/04/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Comme tu as dit " si la tete veux le corps suit " lache pas mon pote ;-)

Donation by Anonymous on 07/04/14

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 07/04/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

via sms

major respect for such a physically challenging opportunity and for such a great cause.... may the force be with you my brother! the Moradoffs x

Donation by The Moradoffs on 07/04/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

We missed you on the train this year!

Donation by Theo and Louise on 07/04/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£45,065.04
  • Offline donations£42,092.35
  • Text donations£145.00
  • Total raised£87,302.39
  • Gift Aid£5,320.75

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