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1 Jul

Mann Proves Top Dragon

Jim MannHigh mileage, brutal climbs, navigational challenges and changeable weather meant the 2015 edition of the Dragon’s Back Race lived up to its reputation as one of the toughest events in the UK. Of the  original 140 competitors who began the challenge, just 64 managed to complete the five day, 300km race that took in 16,000m of ascent across the mountainous spine of Wales. 

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30 Jun

New Running And Cycling Show Set For Glasgow

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Runners, cyclists and outdoor pursuits enthusiasts in Scotland can look forward to a new show which will launch in 2016.  PSP Media, the team behind the Scottish Golf Show and Girls’ Day Out shows, will be staging the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show (SCROPS) at the SECC Glasgow from Friday 11 March to Sunday 13 March.

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26 Jun

Dragons Slain On Third Day

Jasmin ParisThe third day of the Dragon’s Back Race proved to be the most gruelling yet with only half of the competitors remaining at the end of the day. Wednesday’s stage saw the field faced with the task of covering 68km - the farthest to date - across six substantial peaks and stretches of difficult terrain.

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24 Jun

Two Down For Dragons

Charlie Sharp navigating - image by Rob HowardTuesday (23 June) saw the second day of the 2015 edition of the Dragon’s Back Race with competitors face a slightly longer distance than day one as they moved from Nant Gwynant to Dolgellau, via the Moelwyn and Rhinog hills. As anticipated, the gruelling event has already taken its toll on runners with 17 retirements already: yesterday’s heat, plus fatigue from day one, have been cited as major factors for the withdrawals. 

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