Sahara School

The School commences with a presentation of hundreds of pictures of the Marathon des Sables taken over several years, showing the variety of landscapes and conditions. This will be followed by a movie. Much of this information comes direct from the organisers in France as Anke is a senior co-ordinator for the MdS organisers.

There will be information on all aspects of the event, from medical certification through what is required prior to leaving for Morocco.

Anke will discuss equipment:
Compulsory equipment
Clothes and head gear
Night time in the Sahara
Food and water systems
Terrain and weather/heat
Pack weight
Shoes and gaiters
Medical equipment

Anke Molkenthin
Anke Molkenthin is one of the most experienced and well known extreme runners in the world. Anke has completed 13 Marathon des Sables, winning it once and finishing in the top five women's' category several times. She has completed the Desert Cup five times, the Trans-333 twice, the Libyan Challenge twice and Boa Vista five times. These are just some of her desert events; she has also completed a host of other extreme events around the world such as the Triple Ironwoman and the Raid de Reunion. A regular on Eurosport and TransWorld Sport, she brings to the school a wealth of experience.

Anke is also an official representative of the Marathon des Sables, covering the Germany, Austria and Switzerland region.