Running across a continent is not an easy task. When you are physically and mentally tired you notice tiny, insignificant things that would never normally cross your mind. You don't want to be tormented by rubbing, chaffing or itching kit! For this reason its really important to use the best gear available to you. I was very fortunate to have support from Berghaus for my trans-African run.
November 2014, with a few weeks remaining of my African run, I received an email that made me feel on top of the world. I had been shortlisted for an award... the Physical Endeavour category at the National Adventure Awards. This came at a time when good news was needed as we thought 'Mike on the bike' had malaria!
I am writing these blog posts approximately 6 months after the events actually happened, and looking back through my diary I had completely forgotten how painful it all was. It's really fortunate for me that I have a terrible memory! This next week that I am sharing with you can only be described as 'pain-filled', oh, and slightly embarrassing! Please enjoy my next blog of day 31 to day 39...