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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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crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Mar 4th 2011
1. Woke up on time (actually only had 3 hours sleep and minimal food); 2. VERY dark, at one point was surprised at how wide the river was and discovered I was paddling at speed straight for the bank; 3. Guy provided excellent support at 3 points th...
4.30am, 30k, and naked??
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Mar 3rd 2011
Tomorrow morning at 4.30am (yes, 4.30AM) will see me set off on my most nerve-wracking undertaking to date. I'm paddling 30k to raise money for the NZ Earthquake appeal ( ) and while I'm nervous of paddling completely on my own in th...
Commuting by Kayak
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Mar 2nd 2011
Because I have been so affected by the Earthquake in New Zealand, I'm doing a sponsored paddle this Friday. Rather than just do a normal paddle, I've decided to commute door to door from my home near Godalming to my school in New Haw (near Woking). I...
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