Bedford Harriers A.C.


 

 

 

 

The Marathon Des Sables
4th -9th April 2010

 

Official Result.

The MdS is a 6 day / 151 mile (243km) endurance race across the Sahara Desert in Morocco It covers 243km/151 miles (in sections similar to 25, 34, 38, 82, 42, 22 km) run over 6 days (7 for some) - equivalent to 5 1/2 regular marathons. (That's a speed of between 3 and 14 km an hour for competitors aged between 16 and 78). Competitors have to carry everything they will need for the race (apart from a tent) on their backs in a rucksack (food, clothes, medical kit, sleeping bag etc). Water is rationed and handed out at each checkpoint. The runners have to prepare all their own food throughout the race. Mid-day temperatures reach 120F.

Veronica Singleton completed the race in an overall time of 63 hours, 24 minutes and 24 seconds.

 

Distance

Time

Position

Stage 1

29km

5.5.30

843

Stage 2

35km

9.47.18

945

Stage 3

40km

9.55.23

886

Stage 4

82km

28.23.42

860

Stage 5

42km

6.42.01

506

Stage 6

21km

2.51.28

414

 

 

 

 

Overall

249km

63.24.24

826

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