Last weekend’s Marathon Des Sables training camp, set up by Travelling Fit, was certainly an eye opener and a valuable experience for those running in this year’s event which is just over 12 weeks away.
On Saturday we hit the beach sand for 32kms from Stockton Beach to Anna Bay, NSW. The highest tide was at 2pm which for some was smack bang in the middle of the run in the heat of the day, where they were forced to move up the beach and run on soft sand for several kms. We then backed it up the following day with 8kms of huge sand dunes and a gentle jog back along the beach before a well-earned splash in the ocean.
Those who attended were educated on how to manage food, water and mental state out in the Moroccan Sahara Desert. Freeze dried food was cooked and trialled over a miniature stove… an interesting experience in itself!
There is no doubt that those about to challenge themselves to the Marathon des Sables will return with many incredible stories and inspire so many around them. Enjoy the Journey!