With only days standing between me and what will undoubtedly be the biggest challenge of my life (so far….) I thought I’d tell you a bit about my final week and what I’m doing right up until I step on the plane!
Today I took myself down to the gym and jumped on the treadmill for a final steady run with my fully stocked backpack (which weighs in at around 12kg!)
The race demands self sufficiency from all of it’s competitors which means I have to carry everything on my back that I might need (excl. water).
1 Anti Venom Pump
1 Survival Sheet
1 Head Torch
1 Signalling Mirror
Anti diarrhoea tables (needs to be said)
Anti Bacterial Hand Wash
7x Freeze Dried Meals
7x Freeze Dried Desserts
7x FUEL Porridge Pots (decanted into sandwich bags)
For Goodness Shakes
Nuun Electrolyte Tablets
FUEL Granola Mix with Haribo
3 Pairs of Socks
Trainers with Gaiters
Mencap Extreme Team Jersey
Desert Hat (courtesy of Mews of Mayfair)
And there you have it, now you know what it takes to run 150 miles across the Sahara Desert self sufficient.
Remember I am running for MENCAP the UK’s Leading Learning Disability Charity so please don’t forget to sponsor me at