“PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY”……BY DAVID ROSS
The Badwater seed was firmly sown whilst I was on a trip to Marrakesh taking part in the marathon there on 26th January 2015. A lengthy conversation after the marathon by the pool that took place with a complete stranger at the Hotel El Andalous was the initial catalyst. This is how the chain of events led to my eventual decision to run this legendary race…….! Some people rock your world and my great friend Rachid Afouzar has been a massive inspiration to me ever since I first met him. Rachid survived an accident after being hit by a bus whilst out running one day he’d asked me to join their group of Ealing Eagles runners’ taking part in the Marrakesh marathon, as I’m a self-confessed running junkie it took a mere nanosecond to say “yes”.