“AN EXTRAORDINARY RACE FOR EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE IN AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE”

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On the 7th April, Lizzie Bailey, who works in the Miles Smith claims team, will be taking part in the Marathon Des Sables in an effort to raise money for the charity Scope, which works to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

The above quote is taken from the Marathon Des Sables website; the Marathon Des Sables is a 6 day race, during which participants will run 156+ miles through the Sahara Desert, carrying everything that they need to survive on their back, in temperatures of 50+ degrees centigrade. The race consists of 6 stages, including one stage where participants will be running 52+ miles in one day!

In 2016, Lizzie was awarded one of the Lloyd’s of London Market Charity Awards on behalf of Scope, and Miles Smith is also proud to sponsor Lizzie to support her in her endeavours to complete the ‘toughest footrace on earth’.

To support Lizzie, you can donate money through her Just Giving page. We wish Lizzie all the very best, and look forward to welcoming her back on completion of the race.


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