Marathon Des Sables Update
Summary of Day 2 from Billy
After yesterdy’s epic Saharan baptism a mixture of fear & excitement was in the bones for today’s 41kms.The tank felt worryingly empty to begin but once ihad got thru the early wobble we settled into a rhythm and made good pace throughout what was another very fiery day in the desert – we are told it nudged 50 today,suffice to say 9litres and 20 salt tabs later & i still dontneed the toilet.Tim & I ran together again and once againit was joyous tohave company to pick you up and drive you on- moods and fatigue come in fiersome tides but we got each other through it and left nothing out there.Yet gain scenery from the movies and dunes to die for,but not ideal to run up.The Sahara Shuffle was the order of the day & is now our way of moving. xx
News from Barry
He is going well, feeling strong and not feeling his injuries His brief note sounded so happy. He thanks you all for your messages, donations and amazing support and says he couldn’t do it without you!
Tomorrow is Day 3 which is ~40kms again. When he completes it, he will go back to his tent, scratch together his food, and think about the day ahead.The dreaded day 4. A DOUBLE MARATHON. This is when he will need you messages of encouragement.
If you want to send him a mail, it’s mega easy. Apparently a volunteer prints them out and takes them to his tent. – (Well that is what we hope)!
- Find his race number: 831
- Put his name and tent number in subject box: Barry Trout. Tent 107
- Write message and send
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