Eh, what........do it again? Never, no, been there done that.........sh*t man, what a difference 24 months make.
Yeah, that's right I've just signed up for the Marathon des Sables again. A big part of me keeps asking 'what am I doing?' and yet I've come to realise the experience has had a bigger impact on me than I ever really thought. Colleagues, friends and family regularly groan as I relate another desert 'experience' to a current situation and I would probably do the same, but I'm now in the mind that if I'm ever gonna be able to boast about anything then, completing the 'Worlds Toughest Foot Race' is one of them, and hell why not be able to say 'yeah, I did it..........twice!'. Ever since I returned from the Sahara I've been longing for the wide open places and simplicities of the event..........get up, run, eat sleep and do it again. Every body in the same boat, everybody watching out for each other, pulling together.
So lets see how it goes, MDS 2014 here we come!
- Run Ryan Run
- I’ve never been one to turn down the chance for adventure, the biggest and most rewarding one so far was starting a family with my (very understanding) wife! We have three kids, George, Gracie and Evie. All of whom put me to shame with their energy and enthusiasm! I've always preferred the chill of the mountains, either climbing up them or snowboarding down them, until I took up running, after a serious on-duty injury, to disprove the ‘shouldn’t, wouldn’t, couldn’t’ attitudes I found many people have. Discovering the fun in exploring places and getting to know them by traveling through them on foot has got me into some interesting events in the past; multi-day mountain marathons and ultras, long distance paths and national trail traverses, 84 miles of Hadrian’s Wall, Welsh 3000 and completing the MDS in 2010. Next up Beacons Ultra and a return to the MDS.