Marathon Des Sables 2007 - Utterly OT - sorry guys!
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:03 pm 

Congratulations, that's a tremendous accomplishment!


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:04 pm 

Congratulations, Al.  It is an example not only of physical endurance, but emotional and psychological endurance to try again against all obstacles...a test of character as well as strong legs.  8O

Very nicely done.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:14 am 

hey chappies

another quick update. am currently in london heathrow waiting for my flight home.

i will post up a big blog of the whole thing when i get a little time to flesh out my notes.

the 19.5 hrs stage. that was the stage 4 endurance stage - 70.5km over some of the most feckin awful terrain you could imagine. believe me when i say, you have noooooooooooo idea and really dont want to :D

planning other stuff? well i um am already down for next year but that might change yet :D

anyway gotta dash will post some more later.

thanks guys


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:55 am 

ehi al! nice to read you again! many camels did you bring with you? did you declared them as "bulky" luggages???



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Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:19 am 

Glad to see you did so well this year.

Looking forward to reading your blog.  My son and I both enjoyed last years, so I'm sure we will enjoy this years.



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Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:02 pm 

Massive congratulations Al!!  

Fantastic!  Hope you are well and home now.  Have a good Easter hol. Eat lots of chocolate to fatten yourself up :D

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:16 pm 

Hear! hear!

for me it's just awesome, but i would add ...

i was out with a mate last week (a guy who's just finished a 20 year stint with the Royal Marines) and i mentioned the MDS

all i can say is he was impressed, well impressed, and coming from him that's something ..

bloody well done Al

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