Monday, April 04, 2016

Local runner to take on 160 miles of the Sahara sand and sun

Heading off shortly for the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara is local man Christopher MacKinnon

He states on his Just Giving fundraising page for the Highland Hospice

“On April the 10th I will be running in Le Marathon des Sables, an extreme running event taking me across the Western Sahara Desert in Morocco, one of the toughest footraces on earth, as an addition I will be looking to assist the 'Highland Hospice' in Inverness with some much needed fund raising.

The 257km (160 mile) foot race shall see me run self sufficient, carrying all my own food, sleeping and survival equipment for a week in heat which will reach up to 50+ degrees, I will be running approximately 6 marathons over consecutive days in the scorching Sahara desert with day 4 involving a double marathon 80+ km /52 mile single non stop stage.”

Chris has been training all winter and many early birds heading up through Ferness and across the Dava might have seen him setting off for training runs in the snow and ice on the hills, he has also run many marathons in the run up to this event.  Chris's Just Giving page is here. 

Chris MacKinnon


Anonymous said...

Good luck to Chris, he's put a lot of hard and grueling work and many foot slogging miles into preparing for his latest adventure. He's also raising money for a very good cause so if you fancy bunging him a couple of quid, click on the just giving link.

Graisg said...

@titus Understand your qualms about charities but every penny given to the Hospice is money well spent.