'The World's Toughest Footrace'

13th Apr 2016
'The World's Toughest Footrace'

Braving temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, Michael Ferndale is currently in the middle of the world’s toughest race as he looks to raise £20,000 for the Lord’s Taverners.

The gruelling 156-mile Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert sees more than a thousand hardy souls braving soaring temperatures and sandstorms in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates in southern Morocco.

Michael has already completed three stages of the event and so far has raised just over £18,000 and with the race ongoing until 18th April, there is still plenty of time to make a donations to the Lord’s Taverners member.

The rules of the race require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive. You are given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but any other equipment and food must be carried.

Follow updates of Michael’s progress on the Lord’s Taverners twitter feed @lordstaverners and you can also make a donation here.

« Back to news home

News categories

Please choose from the categories below.

Our sponsors:

BT Ford Berkeley Group Foundation Grange Hotels