News Pam Philpot completes the toughest race on Earth Pam Philpot completes the toughest race on Earth


Report by John Dickerson
2017-05-08 13:25:29

Pam Philpot completes the toughest race on Earth

Following Pam Philpot’s amazing feat of being the first club member to complete the Marathon des Sables (MDS) last month, a celebration event was held on 4th May following ‘track training’ at the Royal Harbour Academy. The MDS is a race, affectionately known as the ‘toughest race on the earth’, consisting of over 156 miles across 6 stages in 7 days across desert, rocky terrain and climbing through mountain ranges. This year’s event was the hottest in two decades with average temperatures soaring to 59 degrees Celsius (158 degrees Farenheit).

There was a great turnout with many club members and friends attending the event included ‘drinks and nibbles’ and a question and answer session with Pam talking about her experiences of the race. Pam talked about climbing up rock faces using ropes, military protection, medical support and running with ‘team on fire’. It was a great night enjoyed by everyone.

Special thanks to Steve Tong, John Dickerson, Michael Philpot, Derek Sackett, Ade Neaves and Pete Gough in helping to organising and facilitate the event. 


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