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Jay Miles

Marathon des Sables 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Once more unto the breach . . . [/b](Or in this instance perhaps beach would be more apt)[/p][p]Long overdue, with 2 years and 10 months since Ironman Nice and just a smattering of 50 & 100k ultramarathons added to my record, it is time:[/p][p]To unplug from the matrix (this sounded a lot cooler in my head whilst training - blame the endorphins)[/p][p]To reach - further[/p][p]To participate & Not to spectate[/p][p]To be in it[/p][p]To step up to the plate and swing for the fences[/p][p]To remember those we have sadly lost and deeply miss[/p][p]To try to give something back and raise as much money as possible for two worthy causes Cancer Research UK and Royal National Lifeboat Institution (R.N.L.I.)[/p][p]To help those who are facing into far greater challenges than this everyday, for those who will inevitably and tragically have to fight until we find a cure and for those who risk their lives to save others[/p][p]To kindly ask for anything you can give to sponsor me to help raise as much as possible for these two worthy causes.[/p][p][u]The latest challenge [/u][/p][p]I have chosen to take on the challenge of the Marathon des Sables (The marathon of the sands) coined The Toughest Footrace on Earth[/p][p]6 marathons[/p][p]6 stages[/p][p]6 days & 1 night of running (or walking)[/p][p]156+ miles or 253+ km[/p][p]Stage 4 (Now legendary) - Over 2 marathons from sunrise through the day, dusk and night to the stage finish. Many finish this 52+ miles or 82+ km stage the following day[/p][p]Self-sufficient - carry all food, clothes, kit in c.10 kg backpack[/p][p]Only provided water (It is rationed and if you exceed ration, you get a time penalty) and camp site (Bivouac) with tent loosely speaking[/p][p]Temperatures of 50+ degrees centigrade[/p][p]Location - Sahara Desert.[/p][p][u]Why choose this as my goal?[/u][/p][p]To try to raise as much money as possible for two worthy causes of Cancer Research UK and Royal National Lifeboat Institution (R.N.L.I.) which was my Father's favourite charity[/p][p]To remember those we have sadly lost and deeply miss[/p][p]To continue to challenge myself and prove, as I say to my two beautiful Daughters every night, that Anything Is Possible![/p][p]Borrowing from one of the greatest speeches of all time:[/p][p]I choose this thing not because it is easy but because it is hard.[/p][p]Anything you can give to sponsor me to help raise as much as possible towards these two really worthy causes is greatly appreciated.[/p][p][b]Thank you[/b][/p][p]Jay[/p][p]Race Number: 527[/p][p]The organisers print messages and bring them to our tents at the end of each day so if you feel like sending me a message, simply go to the MdS website address as follows and put in my race number and name (You have to use my Birth name Jason as no-one is allowed to use the name they are known as) and message[/p][p]You can also track my progress live using my race number and name[/p][p]Race starts Sunday, 07/04/19 and completed Saturday, 13/04/19[/p][p]You can send messages via this route from Saturday, 06/04/19 to midday of the penultimate day Friday, 12/04/19. The organisers have said once they are live, the instructions are easy to follow.[/p][p][url=http://www.marathondessables.com/en/marathon-des-sables]http://www.marathondessables.com/en/marathon-des-sables[/url][/p][p]“It’s in the sand!”[/p][p]”I am not being very much help am I Dad?”[/p][p][b]With hope in our hearts and wings on our heels[/b][/p]
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Apr 20, 2019

The Foxes

Truly amazing achievement! Not sure what all the fuss was about, doesn’t look any hotter or longer than Bournemouth beach on an Easter weekend?!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 17, 2019


Unbelievable first attempt! Absolutely smashed it buddy

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2019

Sylvia - friend of Susi

What an incredibly amazing thing to do. Well done, Jay.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019

Susi - on behalf of Magdalena

I'm donating this money on behalf of my good friend Magdalena who is in awe of you achievement and wishes to thank you for raising money for such worthy causes - well done Jay we are all beyond proud of you xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019

James Russell-Jones

Simply phenomenal.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2019

Joseph Noble

Massive congratulations on a Herculean effort and adventure. Now for something a little less intense and a well deserved cup of tea. Super impressed and amazed at your achievement, you have done us all proud. The Nobles (Guildford Branch)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 11, 2019

Dunc Kat Pop Kit

Truly amazing . We are following you along the way . The end is almost insight and your in the Elite absolutely phenomenal . Love Dunc, Kat, Pop, Kit

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2019

Team Prebble xx

Go Jay!! What an epic challenge, good luck! Xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 9, 2019

Kellie Karl Ava and Lana Porter

What an incredible challenge! Watching how you get on and best of luck.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 8, 2019


Good Luck Jay!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid