Hector Skipworth takes on the Marathon Des Sables

January 31, 2019

Marathon Des Sables

Hector Skipworth, 16, will be one of the youngest competitors taking on The Marathon Des Sables on 5 April. a 250 km run over 6 days in the Sahara desert.

Hector’s mother, Harriet, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2013 and came across Overcoming MS, which Hector says: “has really helped her with her diet, fitness and her attitude to living with MS – so much so, that a lot of the time I forget she has MS at all.”

Hector a student at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, has a keen passion for sports and is following in the footsteps of his father, Paul, who is a past fundraiser for OMS through extreme challenges.

“The race is in April when the temperature will often exceed 50 degrees.

It is something I have always wanted to do from a young age and this is the first year I will be allowed to do it, being one of the youngest ever to attempt the Marathon Des Sables.

I have been training in Morocco and also the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh” said Hector.

To find out more or sponsor Hector in his challenge, you can visit his fundraising page.

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