This Friday Matthew Chubb of Chubb Electrics, will be flying out from to Morocco to take part in ‘the toughest footrace on earth’, The Marathon Des Sables in aid of Jeremiah’s Journey.
The race is a gruelling multi stage event, running 160 miles across the Sahara Desert, one of the world’s most inhospitable climates, in temperatures averaging 45 degrees.
The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive. Our brave runner will be given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but any other equipment and food required for the 6 grueling days must be carried.
To complete the challenge, Matt will have to run the equivalent of five and a half marathons within six days, a total distance of 254 km / 156 miles! (With the longest stage being about 91 km – that’s 55 miles!)
Over the last eight months Matt has been training hard to prepare himself for this strenuous challenge. He is in the swimming pool by 6am everyday and has been running at the very least 70 miles a week – this is without a doubt his toughest challenge yet!
A lot of my family and friends think I’m crazy doing this, but also know I love to set myself personal challenges. This challenge is a great opportunity to raise funds to help these kids through their time of need. When I’m out in the desert in pain, I will just keep reminding myself it pales into insignificance compared to what those little ones have got to go through.
Matt has raised an incredible £1800 from the generosity of his family, friends and clients so far and is eager to reach his £5000 target! If you would like to help Matt reach his target please visit his fundraising page.
£5000 could pay for four families to go through our therapeutic group programme, helping us to support them at a very difficult time in their lives.
We wish Matt the very best of luck and look forward to hearing all about his challenge on his return!