In April, the amazing Doug Ruddock ran the Marathon des Sables to raise money for COCO and The Lighthouse Trust Summer School, two causes close to his heart. Doug has raised money for COCO in the past by taking part in Iron Man New Zealand, climbing Kilimanjaro and running all over the UK - but this was his biggest challenge to date. Here is what Doug has to say about his experience running 250km across the Sahara Desert.
Apart from the satisfaction of completing Marathon des Sables & 'getting the Tee Shirt' I made so many friends for life, saw such a wonderful, vast, brutal but beautiful landscape & experienced the ultimate challenge to how far I could push myself physically & mentally. I examined parts of myself in the moments of solitude & pain that I never would have otherwise.