Marathon des Sables - Bloggers 2014 & 2015


I love reading and learning about what other people are doing as part of their training and how they approach such a massive challenge. I think the main thing for me, is everyone is different and there’s no magic formula for the MdS. What works really well for someone is not necessarily going to work well for another. You need to know what works for your body.

I’ve compiled a list of all the MdS bloggers I can find in one place. I’m sure there are many more. If you know of anyone else blogging about the Marathon des Sables, let me know and I’ll add their link in.

There are general themes which come apparent when reading through the blogs.

  • Start training as soon as you can, but don’t over train. Make sure you take rest days.

  • Do strength and conditioning training. (Press ups, plank, body weight squats etc)

  • Test all your kit out before you go to the desert.

  • Set a goal of what you want to achieve in the race.

  • Get insurance!

  • Do some form of hot training, hot yoga, hot baths, spend time in a sauna etc

  • Be conscious of what you pack. The weight of your backpack will have a massive impact on your race.

  • Take the time to enjoy it!

2015 Bloggers

Mandy Davin – www.unfit2ultra.com

Genis Pieterse – www.push2extreme.com

Rory Coleman – www.rorycoleman.blogspot.co.uk

Hollie Woodhouse – www.holliewoodhouse.com

James Kassapian – www.2015mds.blogspot.co.uk

Nichola McAlpine – www.triyourlimit.wordpress.com

Danny Kendall – www.dannykendall.wordpress.com

Sam Reed – www.samrunsthesahara.com

Ben Richards – www.dalestodunes.wordpress.com

Mark Hunt – www.marksmds2015.com

2014 Bloggers

I liked reading about their actual race experience, especially how they coped with the long stage!

Mick Wyldbore-Wood – www.woodydesertadventure.wordpress.com

Lynn Calder – www.lcaldermds.blogspot.co.uk

Colin Harper – www.colinsmds.blogspot.co.uk

Matt Buck – www.rocknrun.tumblr.com

Neal Edmondson – www.massivedesertshuffle.wordpress.com

Iain Aberdeen – www.sandinmytrainers.com

Alan Pepper – www.alanpepper.wordpress.com

Robert Grace – www.runbikeblog.com

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