Finally the big day had arrived – I left for Puntas Arenas on Christmas Day! On December 29, we woke early and waited for the call to say that the weather is clear enough to fly to Union Glacier, Antarctica…
Marathon des Sables was gruelling! I faced many challenges while running the Sands, but just took it one day at a time. Running an ultra marathon every day was not an easy feat, but doing it for a greater cause proves to be very motivating!
It’s the most beautiful place… Upon arrival, I experienced the peaceful, deafening silence of utter isolation and remote wilderness in Greenland. The extended expedition up the summit of Mount Gunnbjørn Fjeld was an unforgettable experience.
Mount Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the highest mountain peak in the Arctic (3694m) located on the remote east coast of Greenland and forms part of the Watkins Range of nunataks (rocky mountains protruding from the glacial ice-cap). From 23 May 2017 I will be climbing this magnificent summit for BARAKA! It has been a dream of mine to achieve this climb ever since I read about it…
What does it take to train for something like this? Here is a bit of a photo essay giving you a glimpse into how much preparation went into training for MdS – I trained for over a year in all kinds of weather conditions… We faced so many challenges!
Today marks 100km. So far, so good, but my feet are taking a beating – blisters! I ran through dunes and over the jebel covered in sand. Tomorrow is the big distance day: 86km in one go! Not easy. I really hope this inspires people to sponsor me and donate.
The first MdS race day spanned a distance of 30.3km through amazing scenery: dunes, rocky hills, big spaces and a big blue sky. I took it easy today and finished in just over 6 hours – a respectable placing!
The big day has finally arrived! After a year of training and preparation, I am in Morocco and starting my Marathon des Sables race today. Let me run a kilometer for you in support of the great charities BARAKA endorses!
As a runner, I sometimes forget how important it is for me to look after my feet. After the marathon run at Mt Kilimanjaro, my feet were so blistered up!
It never ceases to amaze and inspire me how open and friendly the people in African countries are towards visitors. These boys were just having some fun playing outside and greeted us very warmly. Baraka shared!
Baraka is a word I hear often in many African countries. It is blessing. My mother, Agnès Madeleine Floriet, is my constant inspiration to share Baraka – and that is why I run! Run with me to raise funds and awareness for worthy charities.
I see some pretty wild (pretty, wild!) things on my travels. This little guy was a bit of a surprise! Always look before you sit!
While on my visit in Kenya, I saw much wildlife. Sustainable conservation is so important – that’s why I fully support the model that the Milgis Trust. Like
Great training run. Testing equipment, shoes, suit, food water. Accompanied by two amazing Tanzanian athletes.
I’ve done training runs now in over a dozen countries: New Zealand, Australia, France, Canada, Philippines, Panama, Colombia, Switzerland, Kenya…