Marathon des Sables presentation to Rotary Club of Carrickfergus
The Rotary Club of Carrickfergus recently contacted Seapark AC after hearing about three of our members taking on the Marathon des Sables in April this year. They extended an invitation to speak about the experience at one of their regular lunchtime meetings in the Loughshore Hotel.
I put together a short presentation with some photographs, videos, statistics and facts about the 2015 MdS and how I prepared and trained for the event. I also took along the equipment I used, including backpack, sand gaiters, cooking equipment and some examples of meals. I also passed around some Saharan sand which I brought home with me, to demonstrate how fine it is compared to our local beach sand.
The Rotarians were all very interested in the whole event and asked a number of questions about specific training, insurance, funding and dealing with the conditions in the Sahara Desert.
I enjoyed the opportunity to speak about the MdS and relive my experiences and was equally delighted that the Rotary Club members enjoyed hearing about it.