The Marathon of the Sands – or, as you may know it, the toughest footrace on Earth. The gruelling event covers 250km in 7 days through the unforgiving Sahara desert, and for many, presents the ultimate challenge. Where, then, can you find such a thing in the UK?
Wales, that’s where. No, really. With 5-mile-long beaches and sand dunes to sap all your running energy as much the MdS, the Gower Peninsula offers plenty of opportunity for all the sand running you can handle with all your kit on your back. As the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with low light pollution revealing a stunning night sky, the views along the way won’t be bad either.