Many people have asked me what the format is for the Marathon des Sables – is it a marathon every day? Sort of…..The exact distance and route for this years Marathon des Sables is not announced until we (the competitors) arrive in the desert. To give you an idea, this is what the 2014 race looked like:
- Day 1 – 34km (21.3 miles)
- Day 2 – 41km (25.6 miles)
- Day 3 – 37.5km (23.4 miles)
- Day 4 – 81.5km (50.9 miles)
- Day 5 – rest day (but only once I have finished day 4 – which could be during this day!)
- Day 6 – 42.2km (26.4 miles)
- Day 7 – charity walk (!) Back to the bus 7.7 km (4.8 miles)
Total 152.4 miles!!!
The 2015 route will not be the same but the format will likely be similar. Now you can all share the miles with me! My race number is 0414. Once the race starts you will be able to track me online (I will send all the details round again before I leave).
A couple of people have said that they would like to sponsor me by the mile for the Intensive Care Foundation. Just Giving cannot process this on their site – they can only take payment at the time of the sponsorship pledge. If anyone would like to pledge per mile, you could comment on this blog post and then donate via http://www.justgiving.com/michellemorris-mds when I complete the event. This way you can experience every mile with me from your pockets!
Please pledge your donation in the ‘Leave your reply’ box below.
- 1p per mile = £1.50
- 5p per mile = £7.50
- 10p per mile = £15.00
- 20p per mile = £30.00
- 50p per mile = £75.00