Posted on February 17, 2009 by Mark Hannaford
Francis Jones writes a witty account of how he got the marathon bug all stemming from his experience whilst out in New Orleans when Hurrican Katrina struck. Fran tells us the lead up to his decision to run a marathon and how he’s now signed up to the Namibia Ultra Marathon in April.
At approximately 4pm on the 4th September 2005 I find myself over waist deep in cold and putrid storm waters. I have just been given military strength anti-sickness tablets by my new American doctor friend 10 minutes before – who I have been helping, treat the sick and wounded over the previous 6 days. The tablets apparently will help my immune system ward off infection from dysentery, cholera and MRSA style bugs. I didn’t ask questions and neither did my wife Sue, we swallowed them down and headed out into the river of human sewage and stagnate waters.
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Posted on February 9, 2009 by Mark Hannaford
We are delighted that Men’s Fitness are joining us on the Namibia Ultra Marathon coming up in April. Team Men’s Fitness, as they are known, came down to Somerset last weekend to take part in our training weekend. We had previous runners of the race come along, lots of lengthy runs and the event Doctor on hand to give advice on dehydration. It was a great weekend and you can find out more how the team got on on their blog.
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