A more detailed write-up of my experiences of this years Berghaus Dragons Back Race will follow shortly but for now, here is a brief photo diary of my five-day journey from Conwy Castle in North Wales to Llandeilo in the south.
In all, we covered 320km and climbed over 15,000m as we made our way across some of the roughest and toughest terrain the UK and not just Wales has to offer. It was an emotional and painful journey at times but was well worth it to be able to reach the finish, call myself a Dragon Slayer and receive my dragon trophy.
Pre-Race in Conwy
Day One: Carneddau, Glyderau and Snowdon Massif – 54km / 4,000m ascent
Day Two: The Moelwynion and Rhinogydd – 59km / 3,350m ascent
Day Three: Cadair Idris and Into Mid-Wales – 73km / 3,300m ascent
Day Four: Mid Wales and The Elan Valley – 69km / 2,400m ascent
Day Five: The Black Mountain – 64km / 2,100m ascent
My name is Giles Thurston and I have what some describe as an unnatural obsession with running and multi-sport!
I ran my first ultra marathon back in 2014, love trail running and heading out for long running adventures.
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