Jeff Mitchell


MND Association
The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is the only national organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to the support of people with MND and everyone who cares for them. We improve care and support for people living with MND, their families and carers and fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND. We also campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society. Our vision is a world free from MND. To find out more visit
Mountain Rescue England and Wales
Mountain Rescue England & Wales is the umbrella body for all Mountain Rescue Teams operating in England & Wales. The organisation provides training and equipment as well as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information amongst the teams. MREW membership is made up of the volunteer teams and regional cave and mountain rescue organisations, as well as representatives from other interested parties amongst the statutory emergencies services.
Transplant Sport UK
We are a registered Charity whose main aim is to raise awareness of the need for organ donation in the UK and worldwide. Through organising sports and social events for transplant recipients we can show the benefits of organ donation and prove that you can lead a normal and active life again after transplantation. Founded as a result of the first Transplant Olympics held in Portsmouth in 1978, we have a varied membership throughout the UK aged from 4 to 80 all having received the life-saving gift of a major organ. We welcome the families, donors and donor families to join our Association also and to support our transplant athletes at the various sporting events which we organise throughout the year. We are dependant upon sponsorship and donation to fund the administration and running of the Association. Our appointed Trustees and Management Committee are all volunteers who give of their time, experience and energy to allow us to stage the events that we organise.
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Jeff Mitchell's Marathon des Sables page

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It has been a long and often painful journey to get to the start line of the Marathon des Sables 2017. In preparation I took part in 10 ultra marathons, covering over 500 miles in the process and they didn't all go to plan as I repeatedly pushed myself to breaking point and beyond. Numerous other races and countless training runs have been completed, resulting in me being in the best form of my life, until I injured myself in early 2017 setting me back in the final stages.

Regardless of this, I am now packed with my bag weighing in at 7.2kg, 4kg of which is the food I will be eating and despite being far from 100% fighting fit I am now ready to fly & take on this immense challenge.

It may be the hardest and is definitely the longest and hottest event I have ever undertaken, the Marathon des Sables, ranked by the Discovery Channel as the toughest footrace on earth is a self sufficient multi stage race across the South Sahara desert. This means I will have to carry everything I need to survive for 7 days running 250km across one of the most hostile environments on earth.

All race entry fees are being covered by me, so all donations will go to some charities close to my heart and I would appreciate the support as it will give me another reason to keep moving forward in 50º heat!

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You can read more details about my journey on my blog here:

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17.04.17 Well done mate. An awesome achievement.


13.04.17 My marathon-buddy! Go Jeff!!

12.04.17 GO GO GO GO !!!!!

10.04.17 This is beyond awesome. Very inspiring! Well done!

10.04.17 You're THE man! Go champ!!

06.04.17 Good luck you crazy man. Have as much fun as you can in a desert!!!!

06.04.17 Have an amazing adventure.. wish I would be more athletic and daring. Best of luck!

06.04.17 Go for it!

05.04.17 Its not just about the goal, but the journey.

05.04.17 Good luck Jeff - you can do it!


04.04.17 I'll be cheering for you the whole way!!!

04.04.17 GO Jeff

12.06.16 My softer side put to better use :-)

04.06.16 Good luck Jeff - keep inspiring :-)

12.05.16 Go Jeff!

27.03.16 Best of luck Jeff. That is some challenge.

27.03.16 Brilliant cause, MND is so cruel. Good luck with your events, Jeff!

12.03.16 Keep the toenail pics coming

06.03.16 An amazing challenge Jeff!

07.02.16 Well done - pilgrims challenge nailed

04.01.16 Inspiration. Fact!

30.12.15 You are bonkers, but brilliant.


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