- Created: Thursday, 02 April 2015 14:35
On the 3rd April 2015, we both fly out to Morocco to take on 'the worlds toughest footrace' !! It consists of 152 miles of running in 6 days (which includes a day off!), across the Sahara Desert. We will be fully self-sufficient for the 6 days, carrying everything we need including 6 days food, sleeping bags, medical equipment..etc, in temperatures of 50*c+ !!
We are doing this for the Steve Prescott Foundation, in memory of our good friend Steve Prescott MBE. Precky always lived by the saying 'the body achieves what the mind believes'...and what better way to prove this than in one of the most brutal of challenges...pushing our bodies (& minds!) to the limit...but if one man can inspire us to do this, it is Steve. Unfortunately Steve passed away in November 2013 after major transplant surgery, but inspired so many people in his 39 years, and continues to do so through his foundation.
All funds raised go to the SPF, which raise money for three amazing causes, The Christie (who treated Steve during his illness), Try Assist (a RL charity who help severely injured players) and the Oxford Transplant Unit (who gave Steve the opportunity to beat the cancer he was told would take his life).
Thank you for reading our story and reasons for doing this 'crazy' event! Any donations would be gratefully received, and will make a huge difference to so many lives.
Scully & Wilky
Just Giving : https://www.justgiving.com/ScullyWilkyMDS/