All the best to Mike Blamires as he leaves Yorkshire today to travel to the Sahara Desert for the famous Marathon des Sables stage race. That type of event is definitely not something I could do ... carrying kit, food, etc across the desert in blistering heat for six days is not my idea of fun.
That isn't to say I don't admire the people who do take part ... and enjoy taking part. I genuinely do. But I couldn't do it.
Anyway, before I get into too much trouble I hope all his meticulous planning has worked and everything goes to plan. Catch up with his progress on his blog.