After many deferrals since April 2020  Limerick man John McNamara finally gets to participate in the Marathon Des Sables( ranked by the Discovery Channel as the ‘toughest footrace on earth’) starting on the 1st of October.

John will take on five and a half marathons (260 Km) in six days across the Sahara desert. The rules require him to be self-sufficient, to carry with him on his back back everything except water that he needs to survive. He will given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but any other equipment and food must be carried.
John has been training intensively for this event for the past 2 years and had already raised over €2,000 for Cliona’s when it was cancelled with only weeks to go last March and then again in September 2020 and April 2021.
This is has been a massive commitment for John over the past 24 months. His life has revolved around a stringent training  plan, which under normal circumstance would have been difficult but with Covid  travel restrictions was even more challenging . In addition John was also trying to keep his business afloat as a Performance & Executive coach 
We are privileged and honoured that Cliona’s will be with him on this grueling & challenging adventure and we are asking that you could recognise his efforts and lend your support to help us provide support to families of seriously sick children by making a donation here
You can also hear what is involved in this challenge and how John  has mentally and physically prepared  himself through this very honest chat our founder & CEO Brendan Ring had with him recently