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Desert marathon challenge for Surrey friends

PUBLISHED: 09:15 10 February 2011 | UPDATED: 20:37 20 February 2013

Desert marathon challenge for Surrey friends

Desert marathon challenge for Surrey friends

Three friends from Surrey will be taking part in the gruelling Marathon Des Sables to help raise money for the Children's Trust charity in Tadworth.

Three friends from Surrey will be taking part in a gruelling desert marathon challenge in 2011 to help raise money for a childrens charity based in Tadworth.

James Price from Kingswood, Rob Bruce from Cobham and Ben Cuttle from Pyrford will be flying out to Morocco at the end of March to take part in the toughest foot race on earth the Marathon Des Sables.

The trio, who aim to raise 25,000 for The Childrens Trust, will join up to 1,000 runners from across the world in the ultimate test of endurance, completing a total of 151 miles, in six days, in the extreme temperatures and terrain of the Sahara Desert.

It was former Royal Marine James Price who persuaded his friends to sign-up for the famous, prestigious event to help raise funds for the Trust, which provides specialist care for some of the UKs most severely disabled children.

James, who now works as a military adviser for the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces in Dubai, is used to hot climates and is confident that his previous training in the forces will prepare him for his special New Year challenge.

The three friends, who met through University, have all taken part in various running events over the years, including the London Marathon.

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