Southwark News MD, Chris Mullany, has raised another £3,000 plus towards our £100,000 target for Evelina Children’s Hospital, after completing the Marathon des Sables – the toughest footrace in the world.
Chris spent a week covering 160 miles in six days, including a gruelling 55 mile day, in temperatures of up to 104 degrees, with a twelve kilo backpack, and scaling thousands of metres of sand and rock. Organisers said it was the hottest, hardest and longest one yet, with 140 people dropping out or being evacuated out of a starting field of some 1200. Chris finished 553rd, just making the top half of the field.
“It was a brutal week!” he said. “I got heat stroke, stomach problems, shin splints, a dodgy knee and back, eleven blisters, antibiotics for infected blisters, a heat rash all over my legs and lost a stone! But the desert was so varied and beautiful, and it was well worth the effort to push us over the £95,000 mark, with donations still coming in.”
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