Hi there. Thanks for reading my blog. This year I am taking on the biggest challenge of my life. I am running the Marathon Des Sables in April 2014. They call it “the toughest footrace on earth”. It is 215 kms across the Sahara Desert in 6 days. That is six marathons in six days and one of them is a double. It will be around 50 degrees and you have to carry your own food and kit. Oh yes – and I have never run a marathon!

I speak fluent Arabic and love working and travelling in the Middle East and Africa. In 2011 I completed the Tour D’Afrique, 12,000 kms on a bike from Cairo to Cape Town.

All views in this blog are my own.

  1. Hi Alice! You don’t know me, but Rope Race put up a link to your blog and as a fellow cyclist (although not nearly as accomplished!) I’m following your progress on this adventure with interest! Good luck with it, it’s an amazing (not to mention extremely tough) thing to do!!

  2. Lynne McCadden

    Hi Alice
    Sounds like you are doing brilliantly – keep up the valiant effort girl! Sorry to hear about the robbery – hope everyone is ok. Your name is mentioned often back in Manchester – many following your travels with great interest!

  3. I can’t begin to thank you enough for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing! I wish you the very best, not only today but well into the future. Be inspired and please take care.

  4. Hi Alice, I really like your blog! Look forward to reading more about your experience in morocco (I’m going for a short trip in March) and I wish you the best of luck with training and racing this year.

  5. Alice, so great to speak with you today! You are amazing, enjoy the rest of your first week in Morocco!

  6. Hi Alice, one of your posts showed up in my reader and I’m glad that it did, good luck with the marathon, I’m excited to read about it!! Greetings from Belgium, Tine

  7. Oh No Tine I am so sorry – neither of those, I read your comment on my iphone and couldn’t see your picture so assumed you were my friend, Christine, who we all call Bopper Tine. She is LOVELY so it was definitely not an insult. Thank you again for your comment and I hope you will keep reading.

  8. Hi alice I dont know if you remember me my name is ann I had a shop in afflecks venus I came across you and your adventures purely by chance my daughter laurie is trying to get work at bbc or something involving media , comedy , writing and while researching up you popped I had to get in touch and say well done you crazy brave girl you you are bloody amazing leaving afflecks was reeally good for me back to being a free lance artist , and I am still working on my manchester music factory book I will get it finished soon just working on the glam rock bowie freaks 1970 .s anyway , just wanted to say hello and how proud I am of you be loverly to catch up best regards ann

    • Hi Ann,
      Thank you so much for getting in touch and your kind words and of course I still remember you! I still wear some of the things I bought in your shop. Sounds like you have some great projects on the go – good luck with them and do let me know how you get on. Also good luck to your daughter – just tell her to keep on trying! I am in Morocco at the moment but will get in touch when I get back to Manchester for that catch up.
      Take care

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