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Making like Lawrence of Arabia

December 5, 2015

Camel riding in the Palmeraie of Marrakech at sunset - it should definitely go on your bucketlist

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Atlas to Atlantic: A world FIRST!

August 18, 2015

The Atlas to Atlantic trek started at the summit of Mount Toubkal (4167m), the highest point of North Africa, and finished at sea level, with our feet in the Atlantic Ocean at Agadir. Three hundred kilometres up and down across the Atlas mountains. It was sponsored by adventure travel company Epic Morocco.

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Atlas to Atlantic: An Expedition

July 24, 2015

Preparations are done for the Atlas to Atlantic Expedition. An expedition from the highest point of North Africa, Mount Toubkal at 4167m, to the Atlantic Ocean. 300km straight across the Atlas Mountains, self-supported. It hasn't been done before. It is a first. And it is sponsored by adventure travel company, Epic Morocco.

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Behind the scenes at the Marathon Des Sables

April 14, 2015

They came back heroes! The finishers from the 2015 Marathon Des Sables, It is the toughest footrace on earth with six marathons across the desert in six days. Headwinds, sandstorms, blisters, dunes and heat. They battled them all and triumphed. And there I was, waiting at the end with a key to a hotel room complete with soft bed and hot shower.,...

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Three diets for fitness: paleo, vegan, calorie counting

April 4, 2015

I piled on the pounds towards the end of last year. Lack of a clear running, cycling or adventure goal for January, the delights of Christmas and a lack of will power all came together and helped me gain that extra fat. For the New Year, I decided to combine some research with a quest to lose weight. Three months - three diets that different nutritionists swear by - paleo, vegan and calorie counting. I thought that a month for each was a fair crack of the whip.

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Run Until You Drop!

March 13, 2015

The next time Charlie Shepherd says, "Alice, I've found this really good challenge, you should do it and write about it...", remind me to shoot him!

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Because we can

February 26, 2015

My legs hurt, especially my left one, as I come to the last three days of the February Run Until You Drop Challenge. I was feeling sorry for myself, and then life taught me a lesson in humility and gratitude.

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Fancy a cuppa?

February 17, 2015

I'm currently taking part in the Run Until You Drop challenge. You run the number of miles that correspond to that day in the month. Sounds easy. Well it is pretty tough going, and relentless, but, as always, there are moments that gladden your heart.

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Marrakech Half Marathon

January 26, 2015

Palm trees silhouetted against the snow of the Atlas Mountains. Cold air but hot sunshine. A carnival mood and a scenic route round the ancient city. It is time for the Marrakech Half Marathon.

Not so fast in Fes

January 11, 2015

Running through history, literally. A morning run that started off in the ancient alleyways of the Fes medina and then took us up to see the sunrise from the Merenid Tombs perched on top of one of Fes's many, many hills