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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Nicola Chrascina is fundraising for Nowzad Dogs

The great news (11.04.11) is that Nicky completed the MDS in great style and with badly blistered feet and is now back home in Somerset. It was nerve racking following her progress on the MDS web site Over £1500 raised do far for her charity. You can catch up with videos of all of the 6 stages covering 151 miles of desert running on the MDS web site Click here for the link.

 Original post  below.

I'm showing this message on behalf of a friend who I sometimes run with in Somerset and who is about to fly to Morocco to run in the desert. I'll try to find out more about wildlife in the Sahara which Nicky might bump into! I hope the video works , see below.

Nicola Chrascina is fundraising for Nowzad Dogs

Langport Runners.
Our Club has often donated money to local charities but this time it’s personal.
Three members of Langport Runners are training hard for three quite different challenges and all raising money for charities connected to our Army, Navy and Air Force.
We have a Blog about marathon running:
Nicky has already appeared on the front page of the Western Gazette, been interviewed for half an hour on BBC Somerset Sound on Thursday 24th March ( listen again on iPlayer) and has a date lined up with Heart FM for Monday! She flies out to Morocco on Thursady 31th to prepare for the start of the race on 1st April. (That’s not a joke!!)
Nicky is running 151 miles across the Moroccan Sahara Desert, avoiding poisonous snakes, spiders and scorpions, coping with the heat and the sand, to raise money for a small charity set up by Sergeant Pen Farthing Royal Marines after his service in Afghanistan for stray and abandoned dogs and other animals in need of care in war zones in Afghanistan.

This is Nicky’s profile from her Blog.

About Me

My Photo
Love a challenge. Some reckon I have a death wish!! Have completed 27 sky dives, dived with sharks, done the highest commercial abseil in the world, bungee jumped, climbed Kilimanjaro, run the Inca Trail, lots of white water rafting including the Zambezi, cycled Lands End to John O Groats, completed 19 marathons, 6 ultra marathons & a mountain marathon! Whew! I'm exhausted thinking about it. Have a place for the 2011 MdS.
Donate to support Nicky at:
Official notice to supporters. Nicky’s Race Number is 702
Remember to tell your family, friends and sponsors that they can leave you messages during the MARATHON DES SABLES, but only from 24 to 30 March 2007. Go to the website and follow the instructions.
section "écrire aux concurrents/write to competitors"
After 30 MARCH, this email service will no longer be operational.
Only messages with surname, first name and race ID number will be transferred.
Do not send attachments (e.g. photos). This will cancel the message. Messages will be given to competitors on the bivouac every day.
Mel Munday, married to Richard serving in the Royal Navy, will be running her first marathon in London on April 17th to raise money for SSAFA,
Pete Jones was in the Royal Navy and a member of the crew of HMS Coventry when it was attacked and sunk whilst supporting the Falklands campaign. He will be completing the Forces March starting on 25th May by running 5 marathons in 5 days. Money raised will go to supporting serving, retired and related members of the armed forces including Help for Heroes.
You can also find out more about these runners and donate to their charities by visiting our web site at
or tel Pete Jones, Club Secretary, on 01458 652513
Club news contact: David German 01458 259688

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