Petersfield CEO to run new Peru endurance ultra-marathon

Jakob Bloch, CEO of Commodity Appointments based at The Old Dairy in Petersfield, will be taking part in the first Peru edition of ‘Marathon de Sables’ next week.

An experienced endurance runner, he has already run across the Sahara Desert in the legendary Marathon des Sables on behalf of a Liphook-based children’s charity.

The Marathon de Sables, known as the Toughest Footrace on Earth, is a six-day ultra-marathon over a distance of about 250km. This is the first time it will take place in the Ica desert, 300km south of Lima.

Jakob will be again taking part with the aim of raising publicity and funds for Dreams Come True, an inspiring team of people who fulfil moments of joy for children with serious and life-limiting diseases. If you would like to support Jakob’s efforts, please go to

Here is a brief trailer of what awaits him on this adventure: