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Published: March 20th 2014
Training runs on Norfolk Beaches
The North Norfolk Coast has been a great training ground.....sun, sand and blue sea!
James Everson- Crane will soon embark on an amazing endurance challenge to raise much needed funds for Lifestart Foundation.
Please throw your support behind James and Lifestart Foundation and click here
to make a donation
To read the previous blog about James and the Marathon des Sables click here
I have invited James to be our guest blogger to share his preparation for the Marathon des Sables with you.
"Hello everyone.....there's less than 3 weeks to go before the 6 day punishing race in the Sahara desert. Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far. The training and preparations have been a challenge. I'm sorting out my meager food rations (2,500 calories a day) plus survival kit. It all needs a lot of attention to detail......it will result in a 7-8 kg rucksack! Some weight to run with!
Some interesting facts about the Marathon Des Sables:
Around 1000 participants race through some of the most vicious and very hot terrain on earth.
Temperatures of over 50 degrees celsius
6 days covering 150+ miles (250km) in 6 stages
Participants are self sufficient throughout (except for water/salt and medical care)
The organisers provide:
120,000 litres of water, support staff, 4 camels, 1 incinerator lorry to burn waste, medical team, 6.5 km of Elastoplast, 6,000 painkillers and a lot more.
ECG FUN AND FROLICS.....
Providing a medical report/certificate and ECG within a month of the race is mandatory. I had to revisit my doctor because of my abnormal results (a little panicked!).... I have a very low pulse and a condition called "Athlete's Heart". He was happy signing it off given my training and fitness. I can now race!
Donations..... Thank you to colleagues, friends and family for sponsoring me. I really appreciate it. Your donations will make a real difference.
To others....Please donate even a small amount to Lifestart Foundation in Vietnam. Thank you
I look forward to updating you all after the race ( with an ice cold drink in my hand! )
You can message me DURING THE RACE! (please use my race number 595 and name JAMES EVERSON-CRANE) simply go to the Marathon Des Sables website www.marathondessables.com between 6-11th April 2014"
A huge thank you to James from everyone at Lifestart Foundation for this truly amazing effort
Making the most of a proper meal!
Food in the desert will be 2,500 calories a day
to show his support for our work with disadvantaged people in Vietnam.
We wish him a safe marathon and look forward to his update at the conclusion.
For those of you who are a little techno challenged like myself, if you click on any of the words in blue it will automatically link you to the webpage we are talking about. Don't forget to have a look at our website and find out how you can also support us from anywhere in the world (without having to run a marathon!). Enjoying the blogs? Forward them along or subscribe those that you think would be interested in Lifestart Foundations work.......it's free!
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Read stories from past volunteers here: Meet Beth – A New Physiotherapist Volunteer From The Uk Via India & Nepal Meet Sheila From Shropshire Hills – UK Meet Emma from New Zealand Learn more about International Volunteering A New Project for Lifestart Foundation Update from Lifestart Foundation Free Disability Centre Meet Carmen from Germany Meet Sahar from the UK Meet Robbie and Al from Australia Meet Sahar from the UK Al and Robbie Meet Trisha from New Zealand Art Classes with Lone from Denmark 9th August 2011 Ruth: Teaching English in Vietnam 31st May 2011 E: Why Vietnam Rocks 9th Dec 2010 Sue: Capacity Building and Cleaning Up Mud 29th July 2010 Mark and Mary: Teaching English as a Second Language November 2009 Tropical Storm Ketsana - A picture is worth a thousand words Cycle Vietnam for a Worthy Cause – Jan 17th 2009 Doctor John – Jan 14th 2009 Memory Portraits – Jan 14th 2009 Birdman Returns – Jul 15th 2008 Meet Sherry – A dream volunteer – Apr 30th 2008
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