Here are the final e-mail updates from Tom in the Sahara Desert, after completing the last stage.
Hi, it’s done. It’s finally done!
I went hard for the run today, I didn’t want to come back thinking I could have done more. Today was an exact Marathon, 42.2km. Ran everything apart from 5km of soft dunes. Smashed it in 5hr 50mins, 417th position today & think my final place is 466th. I cant believe I’m in the top 500, there are some serious runners here, I am punching well above my experience & ability. Just a stubborn litle bugger I suppose! So pleased its done, the whole tent made it round so the atmosphere is great.
We have a concert tonight & the atmosphere at the line cheering everyone in is great. I cant wait to be home now & see everyone. Looking forward to normal life again! Hawksmoor on Mon, free corkage, bring Magnums! Comte sounds great!
Part 2! Hope the shop is good, thanks to all the guys for looking after it. Had some great emails from loads of people, cant say thanks to any individually, but thanks to everyone for the support and the well wishes, it really is a highlight of the day to get stuff from home.
We have to do this 11km fun run for charity tomorrow, it’s not part of the race, but we have to do it. Cannot wait to hit the hotel & get some proper food! Wind howling last night, blew the tent down, my sleeping mat has a slow puncture so only got about 5 hours sleep! Smashed the last days marathon in 5hrs50 though…!