Last May, having forgotton how much a marathon hurts, I stupidly signed up to participate in the 2013 Marathon des Sables, a multi-day ultra marathon race in the Sahara desert. Over six days I hope to cover 156 miles across salt plains, sand dunes and rocky terrain in temparatures reaching 50 degrees celcius. The race is dubbed "The Toughest Footrace on Earth" and has broken much better runners than me. To prepare I'll be running about 3500 training miles, sitting in a sauna every lunch break between now and April and dragging Cat to all manner of weird races across the UK.
With your help I'm hoping something beneficial can come out of all this madness. Romsey Mill is a Christian charity in Cambridge which does a fantastic job supporting hard-to-reach young people through its Children's Centre and Playgroup, Young Parents Programme, Social Inclusion Programme and Aspire Programme.
Anything you could contribute woud be hugely appreciated.