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katie hislop

Running the Marathon des Sables in 2020

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My story

[p]Event delayed to September 2020 due to Covid-19. My story is the same, now with more time to train and raise money! [/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to read this; my name is Katie Hislop and I would describe myself as a mum, wife, swimmer, runner, Royal Engineer, skier - I am passionate, determined, optimistic and a little nervous about taking on this challenge. This is my story:[/p][p][i]"On 15th April 2000 I crossed the finish line of the 15th Marathon des Sables in just under 40 hours and decided there and then that I would love to come back and do it all again one day; 20 years later, in April 2020, I will be back in Morocco again to do just that although this time I am balancing running training with swimming, work, family, travel and life.[/i][/p][p][i]In 2000 I was fresh out of training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and had only just started my military career; at the time I had no idea that 20 years later I would still love the Army and have enjoyed the many challenges, privileges, joys and tragedies that it would bring. Recognising that I have been incredibly lucky to have served around the world, in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and South Sudan operationally, it feels right to be doing this crazy race for a charity that means a huge amount to those who have not been so lucky; those who have suffered life-changing injuries and need support to re-build and enhance their lives, so please give generously and in return I will put everything I have into completing this race and attempting to do so a little faster than 20 years ago - after all I've had a couple of decades to train now!"[/i][/p][p][br][/p]
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May 4, 2020


Katie, apologies for the delay in sponsoring, ..............you are one of 4 payments today :) Look forward to following your race posts.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 14, 2020

Chris Ehinger

Great cause and amazing event to do - good luck Katie!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Mar 12, 2020

Pete Adams

Best wishes from the 170 Engr Gp AGC Det


Mar 9, 2020

Ben Wrench

Well done Katie and good luck.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 3, 2020



£2.00 plus £0.50 Gift Aid

Feb 25, 2020


Feb 24, 2020

Charles Corbett

Good luck Katie.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 23, 2020

Suzi Nielsen

Good luck Katie. Fantastic experience and fantastic bucket list experience!! Suzi xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Feb 21, 2020

Pete Manners

Inspiring whilst being slightly mad. I wish you all the very best of luck Ma'am.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 17, 2020


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid