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Marathon des Sables 2016

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David Radford Wilson

You can support David in his MdS challenge here:

Why did you sign up to the MdS?

I have known of the MdS for many years, but have never been in a position to take part. Having left the army and moved to Dubai, I thought this was as good a time as any! I am in the heat and sandy already – I just need to do some running!


I am a former serviceman who spent a lot of time on operations. Over the years a number of my friends have been injured and continue to struggle with those injuries. WWTW does excellent work for former servicemen and women so it is a charity that is close to my heart.

How’s your training going – what have you done so far, which milestones have you hit and are you happy with where you are?

Trying to fit training in between work and family is a challenge. I’m not sure if I have hit any milestones so far but I am just trying to build up my mileage gradually week by week. I suspect this will end up as more mind over matter during the race.

What do you see as the biggest challenge?


Getting people interested is easy with a challenge of such magnitude, getting them to donate is the greater challenge.

What luxuries will you treat yourself to during the MdS?

A good cup of tea every evening has got to be a must. I’ll probably also carry my harmonica.

What one item of food are you taking with you that is a treat?


What will you be listening to on your iPod?

All sorts of stuff. Sophia, my wife, is great with music so I’ll probably ask her to put me together a playlist.

Is there anything that you know you will be looking forward to at the end, before even beginning?

Going surfing.



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