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Post Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:31 pm 
 

Kill -  Congrats on the attempt. Sorry to hear about the injury.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:14 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:Kill -  Congrats on the attempt. Sorry to hear about the injury.


thanks BB - will do better next time, dont worry :)

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:48 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:thanks BB - will do better next time, dont worry :)


Al,  After reading (most - not all) of your previous post I was left with the distinct impression that the race organisers were inflexible when it came to changing the support even though the conditions were different from previous years.

While I would normally agree that preparations are your own responsibility in this case I believe the race organisers have a far greater duty of care than in a normal race.  This is especially true as they limit the amount of water you are allowed.  Water of course being the key ingredient to survival. I would hate to push my body to the point of complete dehydration and muscle breakdown.

I guess what I am saying is the story did not fill me with the confidence I would need to trust the organisers with my life.  Please note I also believe the extreme weather conditions we are seeing are not a simple freak of nature and I expect we will be seeing more weather changes in the coming years so please allow for these extremes in your next race.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:13 am 
 

improvstone wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:thanks BB - will do better next time, dont worry :)


Al,  After reading (most - not all) of your previous post I was left with the distinct impression that the race organisers were inflexible when it came to changing the support even though the conditions were different from previous years.

While I would normally agree that preparations are your own responsibility in this case I believe the race organisers have a far greater duty of care than in a normal race.  This is especially true as they limit the amount of water you are allowed.  Water of course being the key ingredient to survival. I would hate to push my body to the point of complete dehydration and muscle breakdown.

I guess what I am saying is the story did not fill me with the confidence I would need to trust the organisers with my life.  Please note I also believe the extreme weather conditions we are seeing are not a simple freak of nature and I expect we will be seeing more weather changes in the coming years so please allow for these extremes in your next race.


does paint a damn scary picture though doesnt it?

imagine what its like when you are actually THERE though :)

and thats nothing. wait til i tell you about the trying to get home bit!

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:07 am 
 

You keep promising that story...I want to hear it!

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:16 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:You keep promising that story...I want to hear it!

Mark    8)


am still trying to finish the accounts year end and then catch up on a months backlog of work as well as a batch of other stuff.... dont worry i will sort it - it was a real adventure too!

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:03 pm 
 

got my pictures developed today from the MDS (disposable camera) have just scanned them and now have em on the PC.

thought i would post this one here as its an ace pic. thats me on the left - stood there with two mates who i had corresponded with for a long while:

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:14 am 
 

hey guys

if you are from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, please read this.

a friend of mine contacted me yesterday and told me that there might be a chance that he can get me onto the 2007 Marathon Des Sables! well i cant decide for a few weeks yet anyway, as i am undergoing treatment for my foot / hip at the moment, so cant decide til i know the outcome of that.

what it basically is, is this. the UK section of applicants, is run by a company called Best of Morocco. their allocation of places is full, and there are 103 on the waiting list, basically no chance at all of getting in.

However, the US, CAN, AUS, NZ section of applicants, is run by http://www.dreamchaserevents.com/Des%20 ... sables.htm
(the Dreamchasers Outdoor Adventure Club). These places dont get taken up til mid-may and my friend is in very good contact with them and assures me that theres a good chance of a place if i want one - just means i have to travel/stay with them instead of the brits.

So what i am looking for is this: i need a postal address in either of them four areas. the chances are, nothing will be sent snail mail to there (which will then need mailing to me), as i am assured that everything can be done online, which will be cool.

so is there anyone out there who can help me out, if i need it? i have a few options already, but it would be nice if there is a batch of options i can fall back on, should i need to....

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:22 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:so is there anyone out there who can help me out, if i need it? i have a few options already, but it would be nice if there is a batch of options i can fall back on, should i need to....

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:33 am 
 

improvstone wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:so is there anyone out there who can help me out, if i need it? i have a few options already, but it would be nice if there is a batch of options i can fall back on, should i need to....

cheers

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top man! perfectomundo!

well lets see what happens and if i need to i will give you a shout.

thanks very much :)

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:09 am 
 

And another as a back up.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:16 am 
 

Well Alan, you know that you can always count on me to help out too if need be. :)


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:21 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:nothing will be sent snail mail to there (which will then need mailing to me), as i am assured that everything can be done online, which will be cool.

Remember to pick up a dingo.com.au email addy so as to complete the subterfuge, Al.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:53 am 
 

I was toying with the idea of babybitesdingo.com.au  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:38 am 
 

Add my name to the chorus, Allan.  Whatever help you need.    :D

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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 4:43 am 
 

yer a top bunch of chaps, but then i have said that many times before - thankyou!! :)

well i will decide on the 2007 option once i have been to see the chiropractor again next friday. just awaiting on an e-mail etc over cost and how to go about a few things.

will prb use an australian address actually (but many thanks to the US guys - much appreciated support), so mike and brendon, i will prb holler sometime soon, though my aunt lives somewhere on the east coast - name of the place slips my mind right now, somewhere by Brisbane/Gold Coast seems to ring a bell...

anyway i digress.....

so thankyou all once again for the support.

i really have to do this and it might mean selling one or two items i really dont want to  :?

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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 5:10 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:i really have to do this and it might mean selling one or two items i really dont want to  :?


I know a good home  :wink:

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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 5:14 am 
 

improvstone wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:i really have to do this and it might mean selling one or two items i really dont want to  :?


I know a good home  :wink:


LOL! hey i havent decided yet and you dont know what items :)

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