Desert runner storms home with £130k for charity

Nigel Dogett faces the Sahara
Nigel Dogett faces the Sahara
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Desert marathon runner Nigel Doggett has completed the Marathon des Sables challenge and has topped his target by raising £130,000 for Hft, which helps adults with learning disabilities.

Nigel, pictured, who works at Autoglass, ran six marathons in six days across the Sahara. He said: “The challenge has been tough, but it has been truly unforgettable. Carrying both myself and my survival supplies through the desert in the blazing sun then under the stars is an experience that will forever be etched in my memory. I’m incredibly pleased to have even finished such a feat, so placing 255th out of over 1,000 runners was far ahead of my expectations.”