16/04/2018 - Marathon des Sables


It was the Culmination of months of training for Ian Kirk last week as he completed the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara desert. Described as the worlds toughest foot race, it involves 156 miles in 6 stages, across sand dunes and 'jebels' (mountains) including a gruelling 86k to be completed in one stage. “Well that has just been a great adventure and to now have completed it is just amazing. The scenery and camaraderie were fantastic and the race is just incredible as it tests you to the limit but worth the pain.”

Ian did brilliantly to finish in the top 300. Congratulations Ian, rest those feet now!

Written by Sarah Malone - last updated on 16/04/2018