Running the desert for charity

Spare a thought for Premiere’s fitness legend Managing Director, Andy Barham, as he takes on his most challenging race yet.

From Friday 7th to Monday 17th April, Andy is out in the Sahara desert competing in the notorious Marathon des Sables, billed as the Toughest Footrace on Earth, and raising money for the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign.

A grueling multi-day, self-sufficiency, ultra-marathon run over 7 days following a course of 156 miles, with the longest single stage, the infamous “long day”, being around 55 miles.
The environment is a big challenge with the heat, being around 50 degrees centigrade, and all carrying a backpack, containing everything for the whole week including 7 days’ worth of food. Only water and a space in a tent is provided by race organisers. That’s enough to make anyone tired just thinking about it – and Andy has been training hard for this challenge over the past year.
Curious to find out more about this crazy but impressive feat? We’ll let you know how Andy gets on.
Find out about the race here.
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