Sunday, March 29, 2009

How to follow the MDS runner's

Happy Sunday!

The Marathon des Sables was to start today but today all the runner's are checking in there gear and the race WILL start on Monday morning. It is still raining in the Sahara! This is sure going to be an interesting race to follow this year.
Dreamchasers has a men's team that hopes to WIN the team division overall as well as WIN the race overall. This would be the FIRST time in the 24 year history of the race. I will be able to follow the race really well so stay tuned! The main race web site will have great photos and stories as well:)
Mike Wardian #870
Bryon Powell #869
Ted Archer #868

To track and communicate with a runner. You can track the results on the main website http://www.darbaroud.com/index_uk.php (This is the link to the English version, if by chance it pops up in French, simply click on the American Flag in the upper right hand corner.)

You can also write to a runner at the same site. This will be really helpful to all the runners.

There will be a section on the website from March 29 to April 3rd (After April 3rd this will no longer be available.) Look for the instructions under "√©crire aux concurrents/write to competitors.” This is important: YOU MUST INCLUDE THE RUNNERS FULL NAME and RACE ID in the SUBJECT of the EMAIL.

Put: To Competitor AND the race # in the subject line. They will print out all the emails addressed to runners and deliver them to there tent at night. DO NOT SEND ANY ATTACHMENTS OR PHOTOS or the email will not reach the runners. There are over 800 runner's so you can imagine that printing out and delivering emails for 800 people would take a long time.

Race # of all Dreamchasers!!

Iwan Axt # 785
Arthur Baczyk # 786
Jane Ballantyne #787
Jay Batchen # 788
Richard Bryson # 789
Connie Carpenter # 790
Benji Chu # 791
Anton Clark #792
Rebecca Clements # 793
Andrew Cohen # 794
David Croghan #795
Ian Cunliffe # 796
David Deany # 797
Alessandro Tomaiuolo #799
Giuseppe Radaelli #800
Umberto Pizzochero # 801
Leandro Contessi #803
Alessandro Dal Toso #804
Ugo Marco Vendramel # 805
Renzo Marcanzin #806
Stefano Calvi #807
Giuseppe Scotti # 808
Luciano Rossi #809
Carlo Bianchi #810
Alessandro Carrara # 811
Leonardo Bisori #812
Patrizio Fedozzi # 813
Robert Dobson # 815
Teresa Donnelly # 816
Jessica Downs # 817
Matthew Dyer #818
Kerri Elfvin # 819
Jean Paul Frey # 820
Tess Geddes #821
Jill Halabi #822
William Henderson #823
Lynne Hewett #824
Meghan Hicks #825
Steven Holman # 826
Julie Horton # 827
Mohammed Idlibi # 828
Dennis Janzen # 829
Reinier Jesserun # 830
Michael Julier # 832
David Kemp # 833
Danny Kendall # 834
Ineke Kuiper # 835
Francis Labrune # 836
Christine Lallier # 837
Caroline Lea # 838
Marc Leclerc # 839
Ray Levasseur # 840
Terence Madl #841
Paul Mayson #842
Christian Vachon # 843
Mandy Miller #844
Katherine Morgan #845
Emeka Ngwube # 846
Yoan Paquet # 847
Karl Roche #848
Leo Rogato # 849
Paul Roper #850
Luke Rowden #851
Hans Schmid #852
Molly Sheridan # 853
Elizabeth Smith # 854
Michael Smith # 855
Alisha Strobel # 857
Keith Sullivan # 858
Jordan Thurlow # 859
Patrick Tomada #860
George Velasco # 861
Samuel Whitaker # 862
Daphne Williams # 863
Colleen Woods # 864
Albert Martens #865
Walter Unrau #866
Dale Wohlgemuth # 867
Guy Gibbs #871
Nikolai Pitchforth # 872
Darren Karasiuk #874
Daniel Ouimet #875
Leo Power #876
Pascal Boutreau # 877
Fabrice Pradin # 878
Walter Batel # 879

Go Team!!!!
May you have the journey and experience of a lifetime!

Lisa

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing this. It is going to be such fun to follow the race.

Sam

Jeff Grant said...

Thanks so much for sharing everyone's number Lisa. I just sent a bunch of notes to the Bivouac. Notes of support were a HUGE motivator for me last year and I highly recommend that people send notes to our Dreamchaser friends at MDS. The last thing I would do in the remaining minutes before each stage started was read through my support emails from the night before -- this would always send a surge of emotion and energy through me -- powering me through the stage. It helps more than many people would imagine. Cheers, Jeff