He Did It!
A message and a massive thank you from my amazing big brother. X
Just arrived back from the Marathon des Sables with my team mates Billy Gammon and Tim Lennox! We ran 240km across the Sahara desert and finished as the 10th ranked (2nd GB) team! I finished in 259th place which just sneaks into the top 25%!
A huge thank you to all of you who sponsored us. I have been overwhelmed by the money you have donated (around £24k so far) for Prostate Cancer and Rainforest Concern. Thank you also to those of you who sent messages of support to the desert. These were printed out and delivered to our tent every evening. I was truly touched and hugely inspired by these; amazing!
I devoted my ‘long day’ run to my brother Greig Trout and www.101thingstodowhenyousurvive.com, running 82km in under 15 hours. Thank you for all of the messages Greig’s followers sent me – they made a massive difference.
A final huge thank you to my team mates who were always fun, positive and inspiring, the other legends in Tent 107, and most of all my incredible wife, Helene Patounas for her unfaltering support in the months leading up to the event. Love you babe!
I’ll send some pics soon, but in the meantime, I’m heading to the couch with a pile of food…!