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  • Event: Marathon des Sables 2017, 08 Apr 2017

Walking With The Wounded

We retrain wounded servicemen and women to empower veterans to start new careers

Story

Since first hearing about the Marathon Des Sables in 1991, I have always wanted to complete this very unique event

Having tried twice previously to get a place, on my third attempt I was successful in gaining a place.

The event consists of 160 miles in the Morracan desert, taking place over 7 days, broken down into various stages. The longest stage being the solitutude stage of between 45-50 miles, along with a formal marathon distance 26 miles.

Water, medical care and tent cover are all thats provided - everything else is carried by the individual.

Training began before being accepted back in November 2015.

During my time in civvy street I have encountered numerous veterans who are still having issues in civilian life, as a result of encounters sustained during their military careers- and thought it the right thing to do to, to choose a charity which supports these men and women, back into a civilian way of life.

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  • Christmas day 30 miles and feeling it !!!
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