29th Marathon Des Sables

Posted: May 1, 2014 by kirisyko in SykOtic, Ultra distance running

Go Run

So, Marathon Des Sables complete! What a fantastic event, I had a great time and it made all of the long hours of preparation worthwhile. Especially as I finished 55th overall and was the 9th fastest Brit, which put me right up there with some very serious runners.


Each day had its own challenges, be them dunes, jebels, blisters, the ground or heat. I pushed it as hard as I could each day though and was happy with the what I put in. My training schedule worked as well as it could I think, and I struck a good balance between endurance and cross training.


I had aimed to carry as little as possible and achieved this without ever going hungry or being overly uncomfortable, although the cold meals and cold sleeping bag got a bit boring after a few days. Saying that there is little I would change in…

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