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Aylesbury man taking on 'Toughest Footrace on Earth'

Aylesbury man taking on 'Toughest Footrace on Earth'

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 8:02am 11th May 2019.

An Aylesbury man will be taking on what's known as the 'Toughest Footrace on Earth' next year.

Darryl Hood will be running the Marathon Des Sables in the Sahara Desert.

In just six days he will run 156 miles completely self sufficiently, by carrying all his food, water and equipment on his back.

Darryl will be faced with temperatures of up to 50 degrees through lots of different terrains. 

He's doing it all to raise money for Walking with the Wounded, a charity that specialises in supporting mentally and physically injured ex-service personnel and their families.

Darryl told us why:

"My father was in the forces, so it's an area that is really quite close to me. 

"My job now - I work in recruitment for the Army. 

"So, I am really conscious of the sacrifice all of these boys and girls make on our behalf.

"Not just the people that come back wounded but also the ones that have given their service then find it hard to transition back into normal everyday civilian life.

"Walking with the Wounded doesn't just focus on the obvious injuries, but also helps these guys make the transition back to the real world."

The brutal challenge is happening next April, but he needs help to get to the start line.

He's looking for corporate sponsorship to help raise £4,000, which he needs to enter.

If you can help Darryl out, you can email him here, you can also follow his journey on Instagram

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