That crazy desert thing! Rachel’s Sponsorship Page

Thanks for taking the time to visit my sponsorship page.

In less than 90 days, I will be undertaking a Challenge known as the Marathon des Sables.

It is the 34th self-sufficient foot race of several stages over a distance of about 250km in the sweltering heat of the Sahara dessert. It is split into six stages set by the race directors each year so the course is never the same. Most stages are of Marathon length, but one is approx 80km and will probably run into the night. A small portion of people run, but I will in the majority run and walk. The heat will reach and possible exceed 50C, and the terrain will vary.

I will carry all my own food, sleeping gear and anything else I need to survive for the duration. A tent, which I will be assigned, will be erected at camp each night. Water supply is also limited and provided by the organisers, at specified points.

Many of you know and many of you do not, I had an accident years ago. Long story short I was told I would never walk properly again. Since then I have healed myself and to be able to undertake a challenge like this is something I never thought possible.

So the to the gritty bit and the reason for my writing. Entrance to the event has not come cheap but I have funded this myself as I think this will be a life changing experience. However I am raising money for Jersey Hospice Care in memory of my Nan who taught me never to give up – EVER.

Please be generous and sponsor me; not only will it help motivate me in training over the next few months but in getting my ass across that finish line where I can be sure to cry!


Donation by Mrs. Lynda Le Cocq on 8 February 2019
Donated: £30

Awesome challenge! Wishing you every success. Keep well, keep safe, take care. God bless you.

Donation by Mrs. Sarah Jones on 7 February 2019
Donated: £10

Wow! Best of luck Rachel. You will be amazing!

Donation by Mr. Philip Rice on 3 February 2019
Donated: £20

Good kuck Rachel.