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    • 05Apr

      Marathon des Sables 2019

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    • maples89

      FIRST UPDATE:

      Dear family and friends,

                  As you will see from the attached photo I was languishing in Baghdad in 2017, having completed my final run in the sun because I hoped not to have to return there for some time. I had subjected myself to running in 50-degree heat because, in a fit of madness and cabin fever brought on by a work trip earlier in the year, I signed up for the Marathon Des Sables in Morocco, April 2019.

                  For those of you who do not know, the MDS is what most sane people would label as a challenge. It is a 160-mile ultra-marathon, run over 6 days in the Sahara Desert. The longest day is a double-marathon, the shortest a single and the terrain is undulating to say the least, often with sand or loose rocks underfoot – so ends theory. You are required to carry all of your own equipment, survival kit and sustenance for the full 7 days, except water which is rationed daily along the route. You do not quite sleep under the stars, but the black tarpaulin propped up on sticks leaves little beyond to the imagination… bugger!

                  Whilst training in the Iraqi mid-summer heat is good acclimatisation for a desert run, some of you may have been keeping up with the news of political unrest in the country and wondering if that presents a danger to westerners running out in the open. According to a local friend who was present, this danger was exacerbated even further last September, when the PM and his entourage had to be farcically bundled out of a hotel in Basra at 11pm. Fleeing in his pyjamas, he managed to escape – by minutes – the crowds of his own citizens threatening to ransack the hotel. In fact, his pilot was still wearing his pyjamas on the hasty flight home. Maybe perhaps, Theresa ought to be grateful for relative mercies.

      However, whilst the increase in local tensions and general animosity towards westerners, united with the ready availability of legacy Soviet automatic weapons and Iranian made IEDs, did occupy my nerves during these runs; the true reason I kept my head on a swivel out there is for much more mundane threats. The treacherous mingling of a lack of pavements and barely established driving regulations, for example – though a prevalent threat throughout the world – is particularly acute there. And the aggressive, and often bigoted, nature of local guard dogs can be found throughout sub-Saharan Africa too. However, I will admit that the suspicion with which the runner should treat freshly disturbed earth – picking his way carefully – is a slightly less regular experience. Suffice to say most of my runs provided for an engaging experience and breath-taking evening scenery.

      Why would anyone torture themselves like this?… I hear you cry? Firstly, it is useful to find ways to stave off that civilian body shape for another year. Secondly, I would like to do something useful for others before I am thirty. Therefore, I am going to run this hyper-marathon for charity. My main beneficiary will be The Urology Foundation, which some of you may know was very supportive of mum and I, in the wake of dad’s illness. They are the only UK charity dedicated to all urology diseases – whilst not the most glamorous of subjects – half of us will develop such a disease in our lifetime. Next summer will be the seventh anniversary of Dad’s death and, whilst I doubt you would ever have persuaded him to attempt the MDS, it does seem a fitting challenge to undertake in order to help raise funds in his memory.

      I am now living in Washington DC and have continued training, despite getting less acclimatisation help from the weather. I will send the final update early February.

      Your,

      Tom

      SECOND UPDATE:

      Dear
      family and friends,

      You may remember my first email from Iraq, where I
      promised to write you the occasional update on my Marathon des Sables training.
      However, not as many interesting anecdotes come from running around Washington,
      as from Baghdad. Due to this, settling in and a small injury, I have waited
      until now to send my second update.

      My move to the US has been an assault on the senses –
      even more than Baghdad in some ways. It is all in the details. On my first
      morning I went for a jet lag run up the other National Mall. When I reached the
      Lincoln memorial, I found a large group of runners who clearly had the same
      idea as me – stair sprints. These famous steps, as many of you will know, must
      be one-hundred feet wide. But all the runners were jogging up one side only. In
      what resembled a large and congested conveyor belt, they were using perhaps
      thirty percent of the available space. Not wanting to be constrained in a large
      pack, dodging others’ feet in the half dawn light, I rationally decided to run
      up and down the empty side. The tutting began in earnest and I could feel the
      judgement at my back for my unwarranted display of initiative and
      self-preservation. My first lesson in the land of freedom was learned – go
      along, before you get along.

      I have recovered from my old reoccurring ankle injury. I
      am sure that, with some zinc oxide tape and grit, I can manage it through the
      race. I am now running in my race shoes, which I was told need to be bought one
      and a half sizes too big, to accommodate for foot swelling in the Sahara. Recent
      training has proven that the American winter is not very conducive to training
      for the forty degree heat of the desert. The enclosed photo of a recent run in
      Philadelphia should help demonstrate this, but at least it allowed me to pose
      like Rocky. The more avid fans might have noticed that the statue is further
      away in my photo, than the original… I would never want to pretend that Rocky
      could not make it to the top of the steps, but clearly to get the best no-filter
      snap, he decided not to.

      My job here involves travelling nationwide for meetings.
      Whilst I have taken off eighty-five times, hit more than twenty states and
      become very au-fait with the TSA airport security process, the frequent need to
      travel hand luggage only has sometimes left me without the space for trainers.
      Resorting to occasional on-the-spot sprints in a hotel room, is often preferable
      to slipping down an icy Denver street. And with the heating turned up to full,
      you can even create a more realistic training environment than the one found
      outside. The first time I have braved the bracing air outside, I quickly
      realised that donning t-shirt and shorts whilst embracing the Army mantra of
      “be bold and start cold” is less of a thing in Washington than Salisbury Plain
      and can be downright dangerous. I recently read an article by an MDS veteran,
      who described the strange looks he got from his fellow gym members whilst doing
      step-ups and sit-ups in a crowded sauna. You will be relieved to know that I
      have not resorted to this yet.

      I am now into the final two-month stretch. Training is
      ramping up, until the final two weeks which will be purely stretching and rest.
      I have been put on the earliest flight to Morocco, which should give me extra
      time to acclimatise. However, to get a head start on this, I am trying to find
      a University with a heat chamber training facility. Whilst these are relatively
      common in the UK, I am finding it very tricky to locate one here. Any help
      would be greatly appreciated, as would audiobook recommendations – I have a lot
      of hours to fill.

      Finally, I should let you know that I have set up my
      Just Giving pages, which can be found at this link
      https://www.justgiving.com/teams/maples89-3. Of course, there is absolutely no obligation
      to sponsor me for receipt of these motivational coaching updates… but some of
      you have asked to and any contribution will be gladly received. My target is at
      least £30,000, to make the investment cost worthwhile.
      You will find that there is a page
      for each charity – The Urology Foundation and the Household Cavalry Foundation.
      I have decided to send 90% of funds raised to TUF and 10% to HCF. Therefore, if
      you are kind enough to donate, then please split your donation accordingly.
      Some of the more pessimistic of you may want to hold back your donation, until
      I have finished the race. Oh, ye of little faith! However, I will of course
      leave the page open for at least one month after the race is over (late April).
      Do not worry, I will remind you.

      One more update to go, before the race. And I hope to be
      able to send you daily reports from the dunes. Send happy thoughts and
      innovative yoga techniques, please.

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      Total so far:

      $44,793.24

    Donations made in memory of John Maples138

    • Donation by Thomas Maplesto Thomas's page on 19/06/2019

      £100.00

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    • Donation by Matt des Pontsto Thomas's page on 07/06/2019

      £50.00

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    • Donation by Flashto Thomas's page on 29/05/2019

      Better late than never

      $100.00

    • Donation by Alfred Enochto Thomas's page on 26/05/2019

      Chapeau, my friend. Love and respect, Alfie Xx

      £67.50

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    • Donation by Celia Atkinto Thomas's page on 26/05/2019

      Final tranche as promised for completing the Marathon des Sables. Incredible!

      £800.00

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    • Donation by Camilla Clowesto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      Maples - an unbelievable achievement. Huge congratulations. Love xxx

      £30.00

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    • Donation by Simon Deacockto Thomas's page on 04/05/2019

      Truly amazing.

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    • Donation by Jane for Annabelto Thomas's page on 01/05/2019

      Well done Tom from Annabel, Cento, Ton and Lydia

    • Donation by James Harbordto Thomas's page on 01/05/2019

      Sensational effort buddy. You've raised a truckload of cash for a very worthy cause. Well done. Huge achievement.

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    • Donation by Thomas Maggsto Thomas's page on 29/04/2019

    • Donation by Max Dolbeyto Thomas's page on 29/04/2019

      Awe-inspiring stuff!

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    • Donation by Edward Canfor-Dumasto Thomas's page on 28/04/2019

      A fantastic achievement, Tom. My joints were aching just from reading your updates. Many congratulations from me and Corals and here's a donation to a very worthy cause.

      £100.00

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    • Donation by Love Sara, Simon & Kitto Thomas's page on 27/04/2019

      In total awe really. Enormously well done and hope to see you soon to get the complete low down. Will really miss the updates, perhaps another year?

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 27/04/2019

      £150.00

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    • Donation by Mike Tillettto Thomas's page on 25/04/2019

      Well done TOM !

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 22/04/2019

      WOW. WOW. WOW.

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 22/04/2019

      Because you are worth it.

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    • Donation by S Deverellto Thomas's page on 19/04/2019

      Good luck Old boy. Great job.

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 19/04/2019

      Great achievement, great write up!

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    • Donation by Sarah Elderto Thomas's page on 18/04/2019

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      £90.00

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    • Donation by Kate Holmesto Thomas's page on 17/04/2019

      Well done Tom, fantastic effort for The Urology Foundation, Congratulations!!

      £100.00

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    • Donation by andrew ballto Thomas's page on 17/04/2019

      Stunning challenge and great blog- well done for all the blood, sweat and tears

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    • Donation by Hugo Seymourto Thomas's page on 17/04/2019

      Well done Tom, I hope your feet are recovering!

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    • Donation by Charlotte Galeto Thomas's page on 17/04/2019

      Sorry this is a bit late! Massive congratulations. An amazing achievement and for a very worthy cause. I'm sure your dad would have been very proud x

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    • Donation by Richard Offordto Thomas's page on 16/04/2019

      Great effort mate - really well done! Hope the recovery is going well!

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    • Donation by Fenella Darnleyto Thomas's page on 16/04/2019

      Amazing achievement Tom, huge congratulations for completing it! Xx

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    • Donation by Susie Freemanto Thomas's page on 16/04/2019

      Dear Tom Many many congratulations on achieving this incredible challenge. The Urology Foundation is a tremendous cause. With all our best wishes Susie and Frog

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    • Donation by Anna Marshallto Thomas's page on 16/04/2019

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 15/04/2019

      Well done Tom Dad would have been so proud of you! Rose and I salute you! Mum

    • Donation by Jane MacQuittyto Thomas's page on 15/04/2019

      Terrific achievement! Bravo. Best wishes, Jane MacQuitty

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    • Donation by Emilie Blechmanto Thomas's page on 14/04/2019

      $30.00

    • Donation by Jamie Steelto Thomas's page on 13/04/2019

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    • Donation by Sophie Hareto Thomas's page on 13/04/2019

      Go TOM!!! So proud of you and have been following your tremendous exports. Keep going nearly there Lots of love Soph, Nick, Chloe & Harry xxxx

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 13/04/2019

      Stunning achievement Tom, and a beautiful tribute to your father. Well done and rest up x

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    • Donation by Katie Salterto Thomas's page on 12/04/2019

      Congratulations!! You totally smashed it! Absolutely loved the updates and had a great time tracking you on the run xx

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    • Donation by Rhianna Shawto Thomas's page on 12/04/2019

      Well done darling xxx

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    • Donation by Patricia Johnsonto Thomas's page on 12/04/2019

      Best of luck to you on this momentous adventure.

      $50.00

    • Donation by Rodney And Georginato Thomas's page on 12/04/2019

      Hi Tom I am exhausted reading your updates and look forward to hearing that you have finished and recovering...

      £200.00

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    • Donation by Rosie Thompsonto Thomas's page on 12/04/2019

      Tom, what an incredible thing you are doing. I admire you hugely and what you are going to achieve. xxx

      £75.00

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    • Donation by Shaun Woodward and Luke Redgraveto Thomas's page on 12/04/2019

      So inspired by you!. And we love Rose's updates. Keep going dearest Tom. Your dad would be so hugely proud and so awed by your commitment and stunning tenacity. You are amazing! Love Shaun and Luke x

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    • Donation by Clementine St John Websterto Thomas's page on 12/04/2019

      You’rea flipping legend. Keep running dear Tom - end so near. Xx

    • Donation by Emily Canfor-Dumasto Thomas's page on 12/04/2019

      Congrats Tom - amazing effort and great cause! Xx

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 12/04/2019

      Tom As I sit with slightly sore legs from a gym session a couple of days and contemplate what you must feel like after 72KM I need to contribute more. Very impressed. Very proud. See you next week.

    • Donation by Peter & Pamela Harperto Thomas's page on 12/04/2019

      Keep up the great work - and run like the wind !

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    • Donation by Alex & Sarahto Thomas's page on 11/04/2019

      At least now you will have a story not involving horses or swords (although possibly camels)! Good luck, make it to the finish!

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    • Donation by Harriet Churchto Thomas's page on 11/04/2019

      We’re so incredibly impressed; well done Tom. A fantastic effort and a fantastic cause. Hope the final leg goes well and see you back in Blighty. Hattie and Liam Telfer

    • Donation by Emma Friedman-Cohento Thomas's page on 11/04/2019

      so proud of you always x

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    • Donation by Olly Johnstonto Thomas's page on 11/04/2019

      $50.00

    • Donation by David Radcliffeto Thomas's page on 10/04/2019

      A great thing to do. Well done, Tom ! Best wishes David

      £500.00

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    • Donation by Rose Maplesto Thomas's page on 10/04/2019

      Congrats Tommy - we are so proud of you and Dad would be too :-) xxxx

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    • Donation by Felix & Louto Thomas's page on 10/04/2019

      Proud of you Tom - keep on running

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    • Donation by Andrea Vuturoto Thomas's page on 09/04/2019

      Congratulations on your run, Tom!

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    • Donation by Jo Wilsonto Thomas's page on 09/04/2019

      Well done Tom, Your Dad would be very proud! xx

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    • Donation by Sam Bidgoodto Thomas's page on 09/04/2019

      Best of Luck Tom!

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    • Donation by Robert Pererato Thomas's page on 08/04/2019

      Fearless is not the absense of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death. -TS

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    • Donation by Imogen Mayowto Thomas's page on 08/04/2019

      INCREDIBLY proud of you. Well done. Lots of love Immy xxx

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    • Donation by Laika Dajanito Thomas's page on 08/04/2019

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    • Donation by Olivia woodwardto Thomas's page on 08/04/2019

      So impressed by what you are doing - keep going!! Liv xxx

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 07/04/2019

      1 of 5 done, keep it up!

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    • Donation by HANNAH LOWY MITCHELLto Thomas's page on 07/04/2019

      Good luck Tom for this excellent cause!

    • Donation by Chloe Bellto Thomas's page on 07/04/2019

      Go smash it Tom!! You are doing incredible x

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    • Donation by Jamie Thetfordto Thomas's page on 07/04/2019

      $250.00

    • Donation by Becks & Sam Harperto Thomas's page on 07/04/2019

      You are amazing (and mad!) - can’t wait to hear all about it. An amazing thing to do and a fantastic cause. Go smash it! Xxx

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    • Donation by Charles McGregorto Thomas's page on 07/04/2019

      Tom - Go well - how could we not have supported you! We will follow your progress with keen interest! Charles, Angus and Annabelle

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    • Donation by Tommy & Tegsto Thomas's page on 07/04/2019

      Well done Tommy, hope you make it back in one piece! x

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    • Donation by ELIZABETH HENLEYto Thomas's page on 07/04/2019

      Well done Tom, love Elizabeth x

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    • Donation by The Blythesto Thomas's page on 06/04/2019

      Good luck Tom - great effort for a brilliant cause

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 06/04/2019

      Prompted by Tom Maples' marathon runs through the Sahara Desert

    • Donation by Alice Bridgesto Thomas's page on 06/04/2019

      Best of luck Tom, think you’re crazy but have no doubt you’ll smash it! Lots of love to you and the family xx

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    • Donation by Flora Gillto Thomas's page on 05/04/2019

      Good luck Tom!

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 05/04/2019

      In awe!

    • Donation by David Morgan-Hewittto Thomas's page on 05/04/2019

      Tom. Good luck. Quite a challenge you are taking on. Don’t think of the blisters !! David

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    • Donation by Kiff Barnesto Thomas's page on 05/04/2019

      Best of luck Mapes you mad man! X

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    • Donation by Davina Blairto Thomas's page on 04/04/2019

      Good luck! Xxx

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    • Donation by Kit Bottomleyto Thomas's page on 04/04/2019

      Well done Maples. Best of luck, an incredible challenge that I am sure you will overcome!

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    • Donation by Willto Thomas's page on 04/04/2019

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    • Donation by Letitia Leigh-Pembertonto Thomas's page on 04/04/2019

      Good luck Tom! xxx

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    • Donation by Madison Darbyshireto Thomas's page on 04/04/2019

      Good luck stay cool!

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    • Donation by Jess Magennisto Thomas's page on 04/04/2019

      For your pops <3

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    • Donation by Jack Bidgoodto Thomas's page on 04/04/2019

      Good luck! What a hero!

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 04/04/2019

      If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run... Best of luck, not that you need it! X

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    • Donation by Josh Glancyto Thomas's page on 03/04/2019

      Clear eyes full hearts

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 03/04/2019

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    • Donation by Penelope Robertsonto Thomas's page on 03/04/2019

      Good luck Maples! Xxx

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    • Donation by Oliver Hamiltonto Thomas's page on 02/04/2019

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 01/04/2019

      Best wishes from Lucy and Mathew- fantastic effort!

    • Donation by Eve Jennerto Thomas's page on 01/04/2019

      Best of luck Tom! Plenty of stretching , spare socks and jelly babies for emergencies.

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    • Donation by Jo Lambertto Thomas's page on 01/04/2019

      Will be thinking of you - lots of luck x

    • Donation by James Lambertto Thomas's page on 01/04/2019

      Hope you enjoy the run and good luck!

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 01/04/2019

      An amazing thing to be doing, well done mate!

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    • Donation by Camilla Woodwardto Thomas's page on 01/04/2019

      Wow, what an incredible thing to do Tom. Will be thinking of you over and wishing you all the best. Can't wait to hear all about it xxxx

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 01/04/2019

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    • Donation by Tom & Laurato Thomas's page on 01/04/2019

      £270.00

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    • Donation by Jamie Bensonto Thomas's page on 01/04/2019

      There are easier ways to impress women, mate.

    • Donation by George Thomasto Thomas's page on 01/04/2019

      Hope you get a nice tan x

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    • Donation by Katie MacMullento Thomas's page on 01/04/2019

      Very best of Luck Mate Dog and I know you are gonna smash this, you were born for the desert. Good luck and we'll be thinking of you. Lots of love Katie and Paddy. xxxx

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    • Donation by Nicholas Cooperto Thomas's page on 31/03/2019

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    • Donation by Ella and Mattto Thomas's page on 31/03/2019

      So blown away by what you're doing. We'll be thinking of you and sending you so much luck xxxx

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    • Donation by Tom Meakin and Gabrielle Putterto Thomas's page on 31/03/2019

      We're both sending you all our love and good luck. Although it'll feel horrible at points, remember to savour the good bits...especially the cold can of coke you'll get part-way through... XXX

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    • Donation by Harry Lto Thomas's page on 31/03/2019

      Best of luck mate, this is a brilliant challenge which I am seriously impressed you have taken on and for great charity. I will be following closely.

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    • Donation by Catherine Fellowesto Thomas's page on 31/03/2019

      Wishing you the very best of luck! x

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    • Donation by Nicholas Kirkwoodto Thomas's page on 31/03/2019

      The whole concept of multiple marathons on consecutive days seems bonker even before it is transposed to the Sahara. Good luck - my admiration.

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    • Donation by Lisa Forrellto Thomas's page on 25/03/2019

      Go Tom and others like him!

      $100.00

    • Donation by Edward Levertonto Thomas's page on 24/03/2019

      Good luck and have fun!

      $50.00

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 23/03/2019

      Good luck Maples! Xx

    • Donation by Paul Chishickto Thomas's page on 19/03/2019

      Best of luck!

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    • Donation by James Doddto Thomas's page on 18/03/2019

      Bonne chance, mon vrai Beau Geste !!

    • Donation by Shaun Woodwardto Thomas's page on 18/03/2019

      Good luck! Love Shaun and Luke

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    • Donation by Jane Morganto Thomas's page on 14/03/2019

      Keep on running! Jx

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    • Donation by Harriet Doddto Thomas's page on 13/03/2019

      GOOD LUCK! Thinking of you and give it all you've got!

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    • Donation by Tyrone O'Neillto Thomas's page on 01/03/2019

      I think you're mad, but will happily cheer you on from the comfort of my sofa. Have many soapy hammams when your're done.

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 27/02/2019

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    • Donation by Eliza and Jordan Malkin Havilandto Thomas's page on 25/02/2019

      Well done, Tom!

    • Donation by Hollick Family Foundationto Thomas's page on 25/02/2019

      Tom, good luck with your amazing feat

      £900.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jo Kendallto Thomas's page on 25/02/2019

      Good luck! XXXxx

    • Donation by Alexander Shindler-Kellyto Thomas's page on 24/02/2019

      Top bloke. Good luck

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 24/02/2019

      Best of luck with this Tom!

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John Kirkwoodto Thomas's page on 22/02/2019

      Well done you brave sod! We'll make sure there's a cold one at the finish line, both a beer and a shower! Much love. Johno x

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Julie Kirkhamto Thomas's page on 21/02/2019

      Brilliant way to honour your Father. Good Luck Tom! X 😘

    • Donation by Alex Clementsonto Thomas's page on 18/02/2019

      Best of luck Tom Lots of Love Rub Clem Josh and Max

    • Donation by Freddie Ffordeto Thomas's page on 16/02/2019

      Tom, you wonderfully driven and passionate man! In memory of your dad.

    • Donation by Hamilton familyto Thomas's page on 14/02/2019

      Hope you don’t suffer too much gritty sweaty discomfort!

      £75.00

      + £18.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 14/02/2019

      $50.00

    • Donation by Tatiana ESto Thomas's page on 14/02/2019

      You go girl! :)

      $90.00

    • Donation by Rosanna Carsonto Thomas's page on 14/02/2019

      Tom- Good Luck in the weeks ahead in your training and during the run. It’s such a huge challenge! All the best and hope to see you in London soon. Xx

      £45.00

      + £11.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Guy Robertsto Thomas's page on 14/02/2019

      Best of luck baboon!!!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 14/02/2019

    • Donation by Hilary Redmondto Thomas's page on 14/02/2019

      £45.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Antonia and Archieto Thomas's page on 14/02/2019

      So proud of you Maples, and what a cause! I’m suggesting ‘This is going to hurt’ as an audiobook. Least of all because it’ll make you chuckle mid sand dune... All our love, Antonia and Archie x

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by anna willsto Thomas's page on 14/02/2019

      Go Mapedog!!!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Alan Gaddto Thomas's page on 14/02/2019

      You have my number in case you get lost!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Alan Gaddto Thomas's page on 14/02/2019

      Good luck

      £90.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • The Urology Foundation

      The Urology Foundation

      We lead the fight against urology disease. The Urology Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated to all urology diseases and our goal is to put an end to the suffering and deaths that these diseases cause. These diseases affect millions across the UK and Ireland. We want that to stop.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 05Apr

        Marathon des Sables 2019

      • Running / marathons