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Middle-aged, middle-weight, mother of 3 on mad marathon mission
Middle-aged, middle-weight, mother of 3 on mad marathon mission
When I started this blog, it was to track my progress from an occasional kayaker to taking on the Devizes to Westminster non stop 125 race. Little did I know that would start me on a long distance obsession which has resulted in my completing the 30th Marathon des Sables. It has been a strange and sometimes painful ... but always wonderfully challenging journey

This is my occasional account of a middle-age mother's attempt to take on things which are really quite beyond her.


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The Marathon des Sables 2015.
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi May 17th 2015
My Marathon des Sables account. A tale of dirt, grime, poo bags, sand, hills, poo bags, mangled feet and madness. (Very long - originally written to be read to my father who is blind) It started on the Thursday night, when I had arranged to meet up...
Marathon des Sables 2015 - the 'training' started
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi May 10th 2015
So having done a 125mile kayak race on water in 2011 and a 100km walk in May 2014, the next step was obviously to do the Marathon des Sables. Yes I am over 50, yes I am over-weight, no I can't run for more than 2 minutes without being out of breath,...
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