13 Jul

Return Of The Dragon

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2012 sees the return of the legendary Dragon's Back Race after a 20 year absence. The race, described by organisers as the toughest mountain running event ever organised, sees participants run from Conwy Castle in North Wales to Carreg Cennen Castle in Carmarthenshire along the mountainous spine of Wales, over 5 days with approximately 220 miles and 50,000 feet of ascent.

The man behind the event Shane Ohly is excited about the return of a race which has happened just once in September 1992 and was famously won by Martin Stone and Helene Diamantides. He said: "Ever since, the race has been whispered about with a mix of awe and trepidation. With the help of books like Richard Askwith's 'Feet In the Clouds', its growing reputation has reached legendary status with many fell, mountain and ultra runners the World over."

Shane continued: "Those wishing to take part next year will be fully supported throughout with tented accommodation, breakfast and evening meals provided, a daily resupply point and transportation of their overnight kit. On completion of this epic race, all the competitors and support crew will share a celebratory feast before return transport takes everyone back to Conwy in North Wales."

If you would like to find out more, please visit the event website.