Friends Take Part in Marathon With a Difference
|Published: 29th April 2012 21:17|
By Joseph Phelan
Every year thousands of people run marathons in an effort to raise money for charities, but Mark Greenfield from Fareham has decided to attempt a race that is a little out of the ordinary.
Mark has decided to undertake the 2013 Marathon Des Sables with his friend Keith ambden.
The race is a 150 mile, six day trek across the Sahara Desert in Morocco, with temperatures ranging from 50 degrees Celsius in the day and 3 degrees at night.
As part of their exploits they will be raising money for CLIC Sargent, a charity which supports children with cancer.
Mark said: "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we have agreed that we must do this not only for self fulfilment but also to raise money and awareness for a great cause.
"CLIC Sargent is a small charity but it's growing quickly. I am quite new to charity work but I know that by raising money the charity will be able to do great work not only for the children, but also their families."
For more information about the pair or to donate money, visit www.keithandmarkrunacrossadesert.com