Legendary Mountain Race Revived after Twenty Years
The original Dragon’s Back Race™ happened just once in September 1992 and was famously won by Martin Stone and Helene Diamantides together beating an array of the World’s best runners. 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.
September next year is the 20th anniversary of the original race and once again the Dragon will be breathing fire on the mountains of Wales!
“The 2012 course will follow the original route very closely; starting at Conwy Castle in the north and tracing the mountainous spine of Wales southwards, over 5 days with approximately 200 miles and 60,000 feet of ascent, to finish at Carreg Cennen Castle. It’s an incredible route,” explains race organiser Shane Ohly.
Many runners consider the Dragon’s Back Race™ to be the toughest mountain running event ever organised. If you would like to find out more, please visit www.DragonsBackRace.com.
Monday 3rd September 2012 to Friday 7th September 2012
The cost s £500 and all competitors must apply for a place and are vetted for suitable experience. Please email [email protected] and ask for an application form.