I am running the 2018 Marathon Des Sables, or 'Marathon of the Sands'. This has been called the 'toughest footrace on earth', and involves running over 250 kilometres (equivalent to six marathons) in just six days - whilst carrying everything I'll need to eat, drink and live in that time. On top of that, the race takes place in the Sahara desert, where temperatures will reach over 50 degrees celsius during the day and drop to freezing at night.
I'm using this incredible challenge as a platform to raise money for the ongoing research on motor neurone disease through MND Scotland.
I am also raising funds and spreading awareness for Doddie's Trust (DW5). Scottish rugby legend and boyhood hero of mine, Doddie Weir, was recently diagnosed with MND. His trust was set up to support his family and spread awareness of MND in the hope that a cure can be found for this horrible and currently incurable disease.
Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my page, I urge you to give as generously as you can.