Marathon des Sables

Marathon des Sables

The World’s Toughest Foot Race
257 KM

After completing The World’s Toughest Rowing Race, 3,000NM across the Atlantic Ocean, Tom then went on to complete The World’s Toughest Footrace – The Marathon Des Sables. It is a gruelling multi-day ultra-marathon, ru n in six days over a course of 257km through a formidable landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates, the Sahara Desert. The rules require you to be self- sufficient and carry with you everything you need to survive, except water which is resupplied at various checkpoints.

Which by the way is the equivalent of:

  • Running from London to Dover…
  • Deciding not to go to France after all…
  • and running back again…
  • in 50 degree heat…
  • with a backpack on…
  • and voices in your head talking about cold beer.

Running the MdS in 2016, Tom managed to raise over £5,000 for two of Oxfordshire’s children’s charities who need a significant amount of funding towards their work. ROSY – Respite nursing for Oxfordshire’s Sick Youngsters – and KEEN – who provide social, sporting and recreational activities for children and adults with special needs.