Andrew M Tajine, mint tea, then bed. Morocco TV tomorrow.Thanks to terry and toby for fantastic support, joined by Dave Scott of SANDBAGGERS tomorrow
After undertaking the Gobi Ultra last year, I decided I wanted to undertake a really tough challenge, tough enough to urge people to donate to what i see as a really excellent cause: the amelioration of povery in the Sout Gobi region of Mongolia.
From November 8th 2010, until January 31st 2011, I will be running ultra marathons for 85 consecutive days. From the snow in Scotland to the sand dunes of the Sahara, I will be covering just short of 3000 miles, with one aim: Raising £100,000 for the Yamaa Trust.
I have done a fair bit of running before, but this will be very tough. It'll be worth it though, having seen at first hand the amazing work that the Yamaa trust is doing in Mongolia. Every penny raised goes to the Yamaa trust, and every penny goes a long way.
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Andrew M And some of the Beeb footage of training in the Highlands a few weeks before the start of the race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh9gu_rguHI
Andrew M Here's a wee video, explaining a bit more about why i decided to take on the challenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrQMI9cOTZM
Andrew M Tomorrow, 36 miles, all over 1600 metres, up and down. will fly by thanks to support from Karen and Team GAP, and loads of others. THANKS
Andrew M within a week of the finish. up to 2000 metres again tomorrow. donations up to almost £42000. brilliant news
Andrew M 38 miles and almost the same degrees centigrade. Joined again by cher loving Donnie campbell
Andrew M 37.9 miles and a detour up some hills. Interesting local delicacies. Joined by BBC crew also
Andrew M At the col de zad. 2180 metres. Stunning view across the atlas mountains. Hi to Rosie and earlston high
Andrew M Just passed a ski field in africa. 34 miles into the atlas mountains. Perched up at 1950 metres
Andrew M just dropping mum and dad off in tangier, then back off to the hills with terry +toby. 350kms of mountains awaits, el hajeb to er racchida
Andrew M Diverted through roman city of volubilis and holy city of moulay idris. stunning places. 36 miles today
Andrew M Less than 400 miles to go. Have my Trusty sandbaggers sand gaiters and factor 50 sun screen ready
Andrew M no road sign crashes today. in chefchaouen high in the rif mnts. 34.5 miles today. wonderful views. drinking mint tea. loving it
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Andrew M mosques, medinas, monkeys, mountains. morocco is brilliant. ran 34.1 miles, and also directly into a road sign today. £39k raised for yamaa
Andrew M arrived in Ceuta. looking at Gibraltar, and europe. amazing. ahead of schedule and should finish in 80 days hopefully. thanks 4 support all
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!