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Part 5 ‘Go Jonny Go’ An Unexpected Journey by Blah Blah Blah… Morocco, or more specifically 'Ourrzazate', the gateway to the Sahara, was to be our final moment of civilisation, before the MDS crew corralled our 1200 souls into plush air conditioned coaches and shipped us into the heart of the Desert. And with the air con blasting and our sizeable complementary pack lunch in hand it is fair to say, in hindsight, that the level of comfort and luxury was no more than a cunning fisherman's lure drawing us hopelessly towards are impending doom... Despite a 6 hour flight and a 3 hour transfer to the start line the hubbub of anticipation was palpable as ... Read more / Preview track
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Part 4 ‘Run Forrest Run’ An Unexpected Journey by Blah Blah Blah… Running is an activity that has been a fundamental part of my existence since those haunting days at school where no PE kit generally resulted in either being ordered to do it in your undies or select some odious pair of long forgotten gym shorts from the ominously smelling lost property box. Thankfully as the years advance running becomes more of a personal choice as apposed to an enforced activity and as such running has generally remained one of the few things I am quite good at. Whats great about running is that it doesn't involve the need for great skill, you can do it on your own, and ... Read more / Preview track
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Part 3 ‘A New Hope’ An Unexpected Journey by Blah Blah Blah… With Christmas fast approaching and the final installment of the Marathon Des Sables registration fee imminent it was time to cash in my Insurance policy. An insurance policy I had taken out in the mid 80's and that had since survived numerous attempts at a premature withdrawal or car boot sale. The time had come, ironically like Luke Skywalker in the Tatooine Desert, to leave my past behind me. And with that my entire collection of vintage Star Wars collectables were placed on eBay... It was quite a collection I had, it included an X-Wing, B-Wing, Tie Fighter, Scout Walker, ATAT, ... Read more / Preview track
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Part 2 ‘Virus’ An Unexpected Journey by Blah Blah Blah… Part 2 - Virus Once again Brighton had stunned with me with an unexpected sucker punch, my guard had dropped and like a tiring prize fighter I was sent reeling into the ropes, dazed and shocked at what had just happened. One minute my future had an element of promise and focus and the next I was scrabbling, yet again, to regain my composure. What made matters worse was that as before I was let down by people I considered friends and to be brutally honest I was incensed at the way I had been treated. But thats business I guess, the almighty buck once again retaining its undisputed heavy ... Read more / Preview track
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An Unexpected Journey by Blah Blah Blah… Part 1 - Random Events It was a chilly late October morning, 2015, when the email came through "The event organisers have accepted your entry - all you need to do now is make payment of the deposit and return the documents to me asap", and that was that, unbeknownst to friends or family I had entered the Marathon Des Sables, a 255km 6 day race across the Sahara Desert. It was only two weeks earlier that I had been added to the waiting list, and with entry having closed a good 6 months earlier my inclusion in the 31st addition of the event was as about as likely as England winning the ... Read more / Preview track
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Track Blah Blah Blah in ‘REAL TIME’ as they run across the Sahara In 6 days time ill be flying out to the Sahara Desert where Ill be expected to run 155 miles in 6 days in 30 degree heat whilst lugging all my camping gear and food for the entire event. Such feats of endurance tend to be for those we like to mock for wearing too much lycra, not DJs with a preference for house and techno. But times have changed with lycra, protein shakes and wiggle.com recently edging out skinny jeans, ale and Phonica Records in my daily routine. HOW TO FOLLOW Use the link below and simply register your email. The page will go live at 8pm Sunday 10th April. My race ... Read more / Preview track
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Music to Soundtrack a 155 mile Run across the Sahara… On April 8th 2016 I'll be running 155 miles across the Sahara Desert in what is considered the toughest foot race on earth, the 'Marathon Des Sables'. Not only will I be running 155 miles in 50 degree heat but Im also required to carry all my own essential supplies for the 6 day event; food, water, sleeping bag etc etc, and therefore it is advised you pack as light as possible to increase your chances of survival, essentially meaning, NO luxuries. However if you're anything like me, travel and adventure has always been synonymous with a particular artist, album or playlist. Consequently I ... Read more / Preview track
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150 Miles in 6 Days across the Sahara Desert! – Marathon Des Sables Come April 8th 'Blah Blah Blah' aka Jon E Cassell will be running 150 miles in 6 days across the Sahara Desert, which is effectively 6 Marathons in 6 days in 50°c heat. The race is called the Marathon Des Sables and is widely regarded as the toughest foot race on earth (see pictures below). Like most of his family and friends you are probably thinking why? Well, long story short, the aim is to inspire those who struggle with depression, anxiety, low self esteem or any other mental condition that erodes their personal sense of self worth and value. Jon himself has been battling with ... Read more / Preview track