Aarn Marathon Magic and Marathon des Sables race number

I was contacted by Ong Yu-Phing about the Aarn Marathon Magic 33 and how to fit the race number for Marathon des Sables 2015 in the right place. The numbers are about 180mm x 160mm so I would cut one out of a piece of cardboard and play around getting the right way of getting it attached.

I’m really envious of Yu-Phing heading out next year – pulling my pack back on just made me want to go run in the desert again!!

Yu-Phing also asked whether I would go for the smaller size, the 22. I probably could if I was happy strapping things on the outside to begin with. And whilst the 33 is about 350g heavier and so harder to head towards the magic 6.5kg (before adding water and flare) I think I could justify the extra stability of having everything inside the pack on the start line of stage 1.

Very best of luck for 2015 Yu-Phing – its an amazing experience!

Any way, here is the video explaining what I did and what I’d do differently…

Aarn Mountain Magic 33 and Marathon des Sables race number from Ashley Charlwood on Vimeo.

3 Replies to “Aarn Marathon Magic and Marathon des Sables race number”

  1. Thanks for the tip Ashley. Just about to go to Racing The Planet in Madagascar with a new Aarn backpack and your tip for fixing the bib and positive review of the pack is reassuring.
    Thanks, Ashley Burke, Sydney, Australia

  2. Hi Ashley,

    Just looking at the Gobi March and this pack and thinking the front pockets might add to body heat. Did you find that! Also do the front pockets rub in your arms?



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