Marathon des Sables is considered to be the hardest footrace on the planet. 155 miles on sand across the scorching Sahara Desert in temperatures exceeding 50 degrees carrying everything you need to survive.
In April 2012 I shall stand on the starting line with one key difference, as an extreme ironer I shall be attempting to become the first person to complete the event (or even try!) with a full sized ironing board and obviously a travel iron.....
The reasons for this mad adventure are varied but the most important one is that it's the basis for my fundraising, my chance to support St Richards Hopsice and the brilliant work they do.
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