Author Archives: Robert Bartlett

About Robert Bartlett

Married to a wonderfully brilliant Wife, Father to 3 extraordinary girls, CEO to 600 fantastic employees at Chestertons. Embarking on my most insane adventure yet...running the Marathon des Sables and hopefully raising lots of money for Walking With The Wounded...follow my journey!

Day one. Sunday 5th April 2015

So, after 9 months of hard training, a broken arm and few other sore hips, knees and toes, the first day of reckoning arrives. With my tent mates, Adam, Mark, Simon, Patrick, Ian, Trevor and Claire we are all ready. … Continue reading

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The night before…

… The agony starts, still calm settles over the camp. There was a lot of nervous anticipation!   

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Last years champion…

… Busy doing his rounds with the press on the night before D-Day. It’s simply amazing now to appreciate just how hard and fast these top guys and girls are over such a demanding terrain. They simply never stop!   

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The crew

…. In the tent.    

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Home in the desert

First day in the desert and already at 10.39 it’s up to about 40 degrees. Incredibly beautiful scenery. 8 of us per tent.  First nights sleep not too bad. Annoyingly kept awake by the locals sat on the outside of … Continue reading

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