The legendary Dragon's Back race follows the mountainous spine of Wales, starting from Conwy Castle in the north and finishing at Llandeilo near Carmarthen in the south. It is a 5 day stage race 315 km (196 miles) long with 15,500 m (51,000 feet) of climb and descent much of which is across wild, trackless and remote mountainous terrain. It is widely regarded as the toughest 5 day mountain running race in the world.
In this years race held in May 2019 a field of over 400 runners from 32 different countries started the event. Five days later only 251 finished. The Dragon ate the rest.
Among the survivors were Robin Carter and Matt Tomlinson who ran together and finished in a superb 11th equal place to earn their hard won Dragon's medal. Read their story below.
Story to come
Robin Carter and Matt Tomlinson traversing the notorious arete of Crib Goch on Day 1 of the Dragon's Back Race. The summit of Snowdon is hidden in the cloud ahead.
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The Welsh Dragon's Back Race 2019