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Marathon des Sables

Good luck to our new Facilities Manager Darren Wilson who will be taking part in the Marathon des Sables, the world's toughest footrace. The event is a seven day multi-staged ultra marathon, covering approximately 160 miles. Whilst some competitors visit exotic climes, Darren has been training across the Humber Bridge! He has also been fortunate to have the support of the University of Hull where he has been able to use facilities such as their heat acclimation chamber whilst, in return, their medical and physiology students have been able to use him as a guinea pig.

He will have to carry all supplies needed for the full seven days in a back pack, including food, drink and a venom pump in case of emergency. We hope to track his progress once the race begins and wish him a safe return.