In just a few months time, Jack Folkestone will be attempting the Marathon des Sables, also known as ‘the toughest footrace on earth’, in order to raise vital funds for Horatio’s Garden.
For those of you who have been following Jack’s progress, you may be aware that the endurance race was due to take place in April 2020. However, in light of the Coronavirus crisis, the Marathon des Sables has been postponed to October 2021.
This hasn’t stopped Jack from continuing his training though! He’s been taking on numerous other gruelling challenges in preparation for the main event, including the Isle of Wight ultramarathon, and he’s going to attempt to raise even more money for the charity now that he has a few more months to do so.
The Marathon des Sables is an ‘ultra-run’, which consists of running six marathons in six days in one of the harshest environments on the planet, the Sahara Desert. Under the relentless sun, Jack plans to take on the 254km journey which will test both his physical and mental endurance to the max.
Having worked as a volunteer, Jack has seen first-hand some of the psychological challenges facing patients with spinal injuries and intends to complete this unbelievably tough challenge to honour them and to help improve the lives of everyone affected by spinal injury.
But he needs your help!
By clicking the link at the top of this page, you can donate to Jack’s JustGiving page and help him to reach his incredible fundraising target. Anything you can give will make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of people across the UK.
We are in total awe of Jack and wish him all the very best as he continues to train to complete this epic adventure!