Extreme event reports

Gobi March 2012

A report detailing Matthew Pocock's experience running the Gobi March

Marathon des Sables report 2012

On Thursday 5 April Mencap’s Marathon des Sables team headed off to Morocco, ready to put their months of hard work training into practice.

Marathon des Sables report 2011

After months of hard work training and fundraising, on 31 March, Mencap's team finally set off to Morocco to battle through the sand and heat of the Sahara desert.

Atlantic Coast Challenge 2010

This three day event saw the Mencap runners complete a total of 78.6 miles over three days along some of the wildest coastline in Britain.

Gobi March 2010

June 2010 saw a Mencap supporter, Sam Wilson, take on the challenge of a lifetime in the Gobi desert in China.

Marathon des Sables report 2010

Well done and a huge thank you to Mencap's 2010 Marathon des Sables team!

Jurassic Coast Challenge report 2010

The 2010 Jurassic Coast Challenge took Mencap's runners from Lyme Regis to Poole in Dorset, along beautiful but brutal coastal terrain.

Atacama Crossing 2010

2010 saw Mencap's team of four, the Red Hot Chile team, prepare to take on the Atacama desert.

Himalayan race report 2009

The Mencap team has returned from India after successfully completing the Himalayan 100 mile stage race.

Jungle Marathon 2009

This year, four members of Mencap's extreme team tested their limits in the Jungle Marathon in Brazil.

Atlantic Coast Challenge

2009 saw Mencap's team of four extreme runners successfully complete the Atlantic Coast Challenge.

North Pole marathon 2009

On 7 April 2009 thirty-eight competitors from across the world took on the challenge of running a marathon whilst enduring temperatures of minus 37 degrees.

Marathon des Sables report 2009

Well done and a huge thank you to the whole of Mencap's 2009 Marathon des Sables team!