Edinburgh's Run and Become store will be holding a training and inspiration evening for runners looking to be inspired as we move into 2011. The evening will be held on November 3 at 7pm and will include inspiration from the six-day ultra marathon event in northern Sahara, Marathon des Sables.
Tony Thistletwaite of Strathaven Striders will be sharing a short slide show of his two experiences of the Marathon des Sables, as well as runners being inspired by footage from previous races in the northern Sahara desert. Adrian Scott, current GB ultra team manager, will join Tony to give general advice on training for ultra events answering any questions that runners have.
These two men will be joined by many other Marathon des Sables 'survivors' and will participate in an open question and answer session to share their experiences and prepare runners for their own inspiring challenges. Whether you are looking to run the Marathon des Sables, another ultra marathon event, or just want to share in the experiences of these amazing runners, everyone is welcome to come along.
Admission to the event is free, however there will be a raffle held on the night in aid of Facing Africa. Run and Become is located at 66 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2DY. The event will start at 7pm and is expected to last until 9pm.