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Golden Joggers 2011



In aid of The Children's Trust

Tonsley chap, Rob Bruce, and fellow Tonsley supporters, Ben Cuttle and Jim Price, will be competing in the Marathon des Sables in April 2011. Billed as the 'toughest race on earth', the event is a six day, 152 mile race through the extreme desert conditions of the Sahara in Morocco.

They've teamed up to raise money for The Children's Trust (, a local charity to them in Surrey. The charity does fantastic work providing care, education and therapy to children with multiple health disabilities and complex health needs.

"Sounds like a lovely trip to Morocco. The heat of the sun on your back and the holiday feeling of sand between your toes…" we hear you say. Well maybe that's partly true, but let us set the record straight. They will be covering marathon distances everyday with a 50 mile stage in the middle. They will endure the desert heat (usually somewhere around 40degC / 100degF), mountainous dunes, have to carry all their gear and food for the week whilst suffering dehydration, loss of appetite and blisters the size of golf balls. This is no stroll along the beach.

Tonsley Events always strives to get you closer to the action, to give you more insight, the behind-the-scenes nitty-gritty and of course the event as it unfolds. And this endeavour will not disappoint, there will be blood, sweat and tears in spades. We will follow the three lads through their final training months before leaving for the desert at the end of March. Once there, we will track them through the race as they progress through checkpoints and send daily updates.

Join us on their journey and help them raise the valuable funds to help The Children's Trust continue their outstanding work.