Foulden duo complete desert race

Foulden father and daughter Clive and Holly Millar have raised £12,000 for Cancer Research UK and Dementia UK by completing the 33rd Marathon Des Sables.

Friday, 27th April 2018, 14:00 pm
Holly and Clive Millar who completed the 33rd Marathon Des Sables race in the Sahara Desert

The gruelling 250km desert race which takes place in the Sahara in southern Morocco over six days involved them carrying their nine kilor kit and food for six days over sand dunes, salt flats, rock plains and jebels (mountains) in temperatures of 45 degrees.

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Holly said: “This year almost 1000 participants from 49 countries took to the start line on day one listening to the MdS traditional start-line song ACDC’s ‘High Way to Hell’. By the end of the race six days later only 40 people had dropped out which was a record low.

“We would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout our 18 months of training, the event itself and for donating to our charities. The support from family and friends local businesses and complete strangers has been very humbling.”

To donate search Holly Millar or Clive Millar on virginmoneygiving.com.