The Marathon des Sables, known as the toughest footrace on earth.
Competitors have to take on six marathons in six days across the Sahara desert, covering over 250km, in temperatures rising to 50°C.
The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive.
Our aim is to raise at least £250,000 for Walking with the Wounded.
This podcast is the story of those taking part in 2020 and of those with experience of previous years.
Ian & George Moore on the MDS: A Father Leaves His Son in the Desert!
This is a fantastic story of a Father and Son adventure on the Marathon des Sables. As if the MDS was not tough enough mentally. Could you leave your son behind to finish? Ian and George tell of the agreement they made and their plans in place should the worst thing happen. When it does, […]
Jonny Hendry Does The Marathon Des Sables in Body Armour!
As if the Marathon des Sables was not enough of a challenge. You’ll always find someone that wants to do it slightly different to the other participants. Jonny Hendry is one of those people. He served in The Parachute Regiment, in all 3 Battalions and deployed on multiple tours of Afghanistan. Over those tours, he […]
Andrew “The Colonel” Smallbone on How to Complete the Marathon des Sables 2022
In this edition of the MDS Podcast Sean & Rob invite fellow Walking with the Wounded teammate Andrew “The Colonel” Smallbone on the show to talk through his experience of the Marathon des Sables 2022. Andrew completed the 36th Edition of the MDS and for the large part was a walker. Although a very fast […]
Rob & Sean’s Debrief on Completing the Marathon des Sables 2022
We did it! Finally, after many years of training and postponements, plus a second attempt for me, we managed to complete the “Toughest Footrace on Earth”! In this episode, we go through the poignant moments of the race for us. Covering everything from food to pacing. We also try to answer the question that gets […]
Marathon des Sables Once is Never Enough with Katie Hislop
Welcome back to another episode of the MDS Podcast. This will be the last episode before I venture out for Marathon des Sables 2022. On this show we have another of my tent mates from tent 55 in 2021, Katie Hislop. This was Katie’s second MDS and she did us proud by bringing it home […]
How to Walk the Marathon des Sables and Finish by Lucy Pond
On this week’s show I talk to another of tent mates from Tent 55 at the 35th edition of the Marathon des Sables in October 2021. Lucy gives us an insight in how she coped with the extraordinary conditions of the 35th edition and still managed to finish whilst walking the whole 250km. Lucy has […]