If you think your long run on a Sunday morning is knackering, spare a thought for Arry B-W who’s going to be running around the entire perimeter of Wales. Arry will be setting off on a round trip of 1653Km (or 1027 in old money, hence the name) in March in order to raise money for the Gozo CCU Foundation and the Velindre Cancer Centre.
Not only is she running it, she’s doing it the proper way – off path. She won’t be taking the easy way, but instead will start off in Cardiff before setting off on the South Wales Coast, Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, north on the Ceredigion Coastal path and then on to Snowdonia, Llyn, Anglesey and the rest of the North Wales Coast. Then, it’s back down the Offa’s Dyke path in order to return to the start. All in 42 days of just under 40km a day – or just under a marathon a day on average. The closest I’ve got to that was some time in 1985, and then they changed the name to Snickers…
Dragon Run 1027 will start in Cardiff bay on Saturday 24th March. From here, Arry will head West to tackle the run in a clockwise direction, finishing back in Cardiff bay on Saturday 5th May. The overall aim of the run (apart from to finish in some sort of unbroken state!) is to raise £25,000 for Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff which has treated friends and relatives of both Arry and Guy, and Gozo CCU Foundation, which cared for both of Arry’s parents prior to their passing away. To do this the pair are holding fundraising events in the time leading up to the run, arranging collections on the route and seeking corporate sponsorship for both logistics and charitable donations. If you can help in any way with support, please contact them on… 07958 778424, or [email protected]
Or visit the website – www.dragonrun1027.co.uk
Itinerary – Daily Breakdown Dragonrun1027 (pdf)