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Alistair Gibson

The Saharan Challenge 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Having walked 106km around the Isle of Wight in 24 hours 2 years ago, we - Team True Colours - are taking part in this years Saharan Challenge to once again raise money for an amazing cause - The Rosemary Foundation. [/p][p]The UNESCO World Heritage Draa Valley provides the dramatic backdrop for the Challenge - 2 marathon distances in 2 days across baked rocky trails, through Moroccan villages and palmeries, down to the dunes of the desert. My thanks to Louise, Adrian, Jerry and Patrick for joining me on this epic adventure. There is no doubt this is going to be a tough challenge, its going to be hot and dry with rugged terrain to walk across but the end goal is to raise funds and awareness of our dear friends at The Rosemary Foundation, who provide such amazing care as a 'Hospice in the home" and cared for Becky so wonderfully in her last few months. [/p][p]Thanks for you support and please spread this page to your friends.[/p][p]Alistair x[/p][p][br][/p][p]Sunday 11th August - update[/p][p]So thanks everyone for supporting us so far. Training has now begun in earnest - we walked 18 miles of the South Downs Way this week, no sand or camels but some amazing views up on the Downs from Harting to Amberley. Some of us have also just signed up to take part in the Thames Footpath Challenge over 2 days in September - 100km from Putney to Henley. Again probably not exactly desert like but the distances are similar. I've also just completed my first 5km run using the Couch to 5K app and am taking part in my first Park Run in Ryde this coming Saturday. Onwards and upwards the Desert is calling - according to the very useful APP I have now just 56 days to go![/p][p][br][/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

11 Oct 2019


Nov 20, 2019

Nigel Rosenthal

Well done Alistair NOT EASY very impressive marathoner !!!!

£26.20 plus £6.55 Gift Aid

Nov 12, 2019


Very well done - I feel weak at then knees just thinking about it

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 4, 2019


Congratulations, Alistair! That was amazing! I have a sneaky suspicion you are already planning another mad challenge! Helen & Angus

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2019

Ian Dunkley

Congratulations Alistair - you can replenish the calories with pride on the 8th- well done!. Ian and Fred

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 25, 2019

Stephen Phillips

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 21, 2019


Well done to all of you Richard and Sian x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 18, 2019


£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 18, 2019

Chirssy HB

Well done all; amazing achievement for a great charity.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 18, 2019


Well done all!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 17, 2019

Emma Toman

Well done! Knew you could do it really.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid