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Chris Mackinnon

Le Marathon des Sables 2016 - 160 Miles - Sahara Desert

Ive been assisting with fund raising for Highland Hospice because of the inspiring work they do on a daily basis

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  • Event: Le Marathon Des Sables 2016, 10 Apr 2016 to 17 Apr 2016

Highland Hospice

We provide specialist hospice care to provide dignity when time matters most

Charity Registration No. SC011227

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From April the 10th-16th I competed in Le Marathon des Sables, an extreme running event which took me across the Western Sahara Desert in Morocco, one of the toughest footraces on earth, 

As an addition I aimed to assist the 'Highland Hospice' in Inverness with some much needed fund raising.

The 257km (160 mile) foot race seen me run self sufficient, carrying all my own food, sleeping and survival equipment for a week in heat which hit 45c degrees,  I ran  6 marathons over consecutive days in the scorching Sahara desert with day 4 involving a double marathon 83 km /53 mile single non stop stage.

I wanted to raise awareness for the Highland Hospice who provide specialist care and support to terminally ill patients and their families in the Highlands. They have an In Patient Unit in Inverness, provide day care across the region and offer bereavement counselling for relatives when support matters most. 

The page will be open for a few weeks so if you wish to show your support then it would be greatly appreciated.

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