Mark Gillett

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Bio Truck

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I thought I would post a link to a friend of mine – at least I call him a friend as we have been in an out of touch for years but only met twice I think – He is now in India trying to leave but his round the world expedition is an interesting one to say the least.  I was receiving facebooks from Andy but only just took the time to see what it was he was up to this time…  Enjoy the read.

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April 29, 2010 at 8:56 am

Posted in Expeditions, Life, Travel

Back in Paris…….

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I have not managed to get my face away from Marathon des Sables images now for 18 days. 10 days in the desert and 8 back here in Paris.  But I have been out!  I thought I would post on a beautiful walk two nights ago before I post a few insights from the MdS. This, though is probably the most important lesson from the desert and one we lose sight of all too easily. Time spent enjoying what is around us.  We walked down to the Seine two nights ago, took a bottle of champagne and just sat in the cool spring evening before going out to eat.  It was a sublime time that lasted about an hour and was followed by beautiful food and wine.

The MdS teaches us a lot but there are mant things we miss if we don’t take the time to look around and enjoy……….

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April 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Posted in Coaching, Life, Travel

Marathon des Sables 2010

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I am back and here are a few images….. It was a truly great MDS, hot long and extremely hard.  You can also find the portfolio at

More insights and stories to follow

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April 13, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Marathon des Sables Admin!

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Here you go, first pics from the MDS.  Admin hard at work by the pool!

Off to the desert in half an hour…

Hard at Work

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April 2, 2010 at 10:19 am

Off to the Sahara……..

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Will post if I can otherwise back in 12 days…………. To all those I know running the MdS this year, good luck and run hard. You will love it.

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April 1, 2010 at 7:11 am

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