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Tough Mudders for Facing Africa

On the 8th of June 2013, a team took part in the Tough Mudder near Winchester to raise money for Facing Africa. The Tough Mudder is a gruelling endurance event with a difference; competitors sprint through fields of electrified wires and flames; swim through iced water; crawl commando-style under barbed wire set 8 inches from […]

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Benny & Andrea May, MDS 2013

When a friend needed a goal and motivation we decided to join him in the MDS. Then, when, our good friends Gavin & Shelley Phillips of Team Hurt2Help suggested we join them in raising money for Facing Africa we thought it was a great idea. Racing snakes, we are not. Honed athletes with perfect bodies […]

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Peter Galbraith, MDS 2013

My name is Peter Galbraith and I have been living in Dubai for the past 4 years. Having grown up in Australia, I have always been interested in a wide array of sports at a competitive level. When I first heard about MdS I thought it was the most insane race on earth. That was […]

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Debbie Simpson, MDS 2013

For my 50th birthday challenge, I have been inspired by the work of Facing Africa Noma to take part in the Marathon des Sables. I want to raise awareness of what the charity is accomplishing and I hope to raise sufficient funds to help at least 10 children regain the chance to lead a normal […]

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Rufus Hack, MDS 2013

My name is Rufus Hack and I am a 30 year old strategy consultant working in London. I am fanatical about sport playing anything from rugby, cricket, football, tennis, badminton, squash etc… in fact anything that has an element of competition I am into! I love taking on fresh challenges and seeing how hard I […]

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Shelley and Gav Phillips, MDS 2013

Hi! We are Shelley and Gav Phillips and this is our third fundraising effort for Facing Africa under the guise of www.hurt2help.com . Hurt2Help is an idea we dreamt up in 2007 on a road trip to Amman Jordan with a well-earned Corona in hand. Our great idea? To compete, complete & enjoy international endurance […]

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Michael Cumming-Bruce, MDS 2013

Hello! My name’s Mike, I’m 26 years old and live and work in London. I worked as a volunteer in Ethiopian hospitals some years ago and have maintained contacts in that country, particularly in the healthcare sector. This made me aware of realities of people’s lives being destroyed by preventable disease due to poverty. I’m […]

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Ulick Burke, MDS 2013

My name is Ulick Burke & I am a HR Manager for Intel & based in Dubai. I relocated from Ireland to Dubai in 2010 to take up a post as HR Manager for Intel looking after Middle East, Turkey & Africa. Hobbies includes include rugby, adventure running & triathlons. Played in the Dubai 7’s […]

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Boris Le Feber, MDS 2013

My reason to run 240km through the burning dessert is the challenge that it offers. Throughout my life I have allways enjoyed undertaking ‘missions’ that seemed undoable at first, but proved the more rewarding at last. In the past this made me me row competetively for 5 years, travel around the world and recently undertake […]

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Michael Burke, MDS 2013

I really must be mad, well everyone taking part must be a little mad to take on a 251km, 6 Marathon Fun run with 10-12kgs strapped to their backs across the ‘Sables’, with the only thing being guaranteed; dehydration, blisters, sores, pain and the hardest mental wall one has ever had to break through. There […]

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