The MdS Expo is now in its 7th year
“The Expo” is the essential immersion experience for all those entering the MdS in 2019. The concept of the event is to remove doubt and myths. The event will give everyone specific, actionable advice, tips and guidance to allow them to formulate a plan to get the most out of the MdS. Experienced MdS’ers will be on hand to talk to and you will be able to try out kit and food.
As ever, we have top class speakers and experts to help you understand the challenge ahead of you:
Patrick Bauer – Race Director and founder of MdS, will give the opening address
James Cracknell – Olympic Gold medalist and second highest placed UK male finisher
Nick Saunders – Top Tips for the non-ultra runner
David Hellard – How to (mentally) conquer the race before you get on the plane
Shane Benzie – How to maximise efficiency to reduce your chance of injury and increase performance
Likeys – Packing smart and light
Elisabet Barnes (female MdS winner) How to prepare your perfect race
Precision Hydration – Staying hydrated and acclimatise to the heat
Jodie Moss – How heat and nutrition will affect your performance
Additionally, lunch will be provided by Expedition Foods, so this will be your chance to try their range of freeze dried products. We will have exhibitors showing off MdS specific kit ranging from venom pumps to sleeping bags. Tea and coffee will also be provided throughout the day.
Entry is FREE to all 2019 MdS participants who have registered through RunUltra (all UK and Ireland registrations) However you will be required to pay a £50 deposit that will be refunded on the day upon your attendance. In the event of your cancellation or your non-attendence, your deposit will not be refunded and a donation will be made to our charity (Solidarite Marathon des Sables) in Morocco. Some places may be made available (at £50 p.p) to companions and those interested in the MdS or visiting from overseas.