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RICHARD IS ABOUT TO EMBARK ON THE TOUGHEST FOOTRACE ON EARTH! 

If you want a good account on what the “toughest footrace on earth” is like, read this hilariously grim article by Fiona Oakes: http://www.towerhillstables.com/MdSreport2012.html . Alternatively, try watching the documentary on James Cracknell’s involvement at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0Qak8e4vYA .

KEEP UPDATED WITH HIS PROGRESS:

EVENT

The event website is at http://marathondessables.com/en/ . Note that this website has an unusual design: the main details are at the bottom of the page, including the index – make sure you scroll down.

FUNDRAISING

My fundraising page is here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Richard.A.Taylor . Funds are being raised in aid of the charity ‘Children Heard And Seen’ – see:http://childrenheardandseen.co.uk/about-us/our-news/ .

BACKGROUND

The event calendar is here: http://www.marathondessables.com/en/competitor-s/mds-timing-2015/1102-mds-timing-2014-n5-gb-2.html

…Essentially, I fly to Ouarzazate in Morocco on 3rd April, complete the event between 5th and 11th inclusive, and return on the 13th.

My race entry is listed here: http://marathondessables.com/resultats/participants.php?epreuve_id=2015&langue=en&equipe=indifferente&dossard=&nom=taylor&prenom=richard&pays=TOUS&departement=&Submit=Send

…I am participant # 507. You can also lookup other participants, such as Ranulph Fiennes (#271).

 COMMUNICATIONS

Message me, via the organisers website (messages are printed and passed to participants in their bivouacs). However, this service is only available once the race starts. To send a message, visit www.marathondesssables.com, then click on ‘Write to a competitor’ (or ‘Ecrire au concurrents’ in French), and fill in the form. You will need to quote my running number (507). Further details are available here: http://marathondessables.com/en/competitor-s/mds-timing-2015/1126-mds-timing-n6-gb-2015-communication.html

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