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Simon Harris

Marathon des Sables

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My story

[p]I'm honoured to be taking part in the Marathon des Sables (MdS) in 2020 with the 'Walking With The Wounded' team as they return to the infamous Marathon des Sables, to mark their 10th birthday. They are taking a 20-strong team to carry on their rich tradition of participation in the event.[/p][p]MdS is ranked by the Discovery Channel as the 'toughest footrace on earth'. Competitors have to take on five and a half marathons in five or six days across the Sahara desert. The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive. You are given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but any other equipment and food must be carried.[/p][p]Having served in the Royal Air Force and still having many serving and ex-military friends this is a charity that is very close to my heart and does some amazing work to offer assistance through their programmes to those vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in sustaining their independence through new sustainable careers outside of the military.[/p][p]I'm more than a little nervous but the training has started and centres around a series of events to both help prepare and raise money for 'Walking with the Wounded'.[/p][p][b][u]Events[/u][/b][/p][p]Milton Keynes - 20 Miler (Completed)[/p][p]Stirling Marathon (Completed)[/p][p]Para 10, Loaded TAB - Colchester (Completed) [url=https://paras10.com/]https://paras10.com/[/url] [/p][p]Cateran Yomp - Gold 54 Miles in 24 hours (Completed) [url=https://soldierscharity.org/]https://soldierscharity.org/[/url] [/p][p]Summer Fan Dance - Woodhouse Trident, Loaded TAB (Completed) [url=http://thefandancerace.com/]http://thefandancerace.com/[/url] [/p][p]Climb Mount Elbrus, Russia - Highest Mountain in Europe at 5642m (Completed)[/p][p]Para 10, Loaded TAB - Catterick [url=https://paras10.com/]https://paras10.com/[/url] [/p][p]COPS 30 Miler - Royal Marine Loaded Yomp,Test March [url=https://cops30miler.org/]https://cops30miler.org/[/url] [/p][p]Montane Cheviot Goat - 55 Mile Winter Ultra run [url=https://cheviotgoat.com/]https://cheviotgoat.com/[/url] [/p][p]Winter Fan Dance - Double Tap, Loaded TAB [url=http://thefandancerace.com/]http://thefandancerace.com/[/url] [/p][p]Also, if there is anyone with business contacts who would be interested in taking advantage of media coverage by sponsoring me and getting logo space on my running shirt I would love to hear from you at simon_harris@btopenworld.com. [/p]
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Aug 16, 2019

KathyM

Good luck - excellent cause

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 16, 2019

Michael Foster

Ex-service myself, happy to help

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 16, 2019

Anonymous

Well done for what you are doing 😊

£15.00

Aug 12, 2019

Charles

Great effort and a worthy cause.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2019

Hansa

Well done!!!!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2019

Dan Clinton

Good effort for a 40 year old. Keep it up!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2019

Fola

Well done Simon!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2019

Dave Brennan

Keep up the good work mate

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2019

Cath Boldison

Good luck Si !

Jun 13, 2019

Sarah cameron

Legend x x. You will do it mate ... good luck. I have a mate who has done it if you want some insider information. Love sarah x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid