3 Days – 2 Marathons – 1 Gower
Participants met at South Gower Rugby Football Club for run registration and a full safety brief from Pete ‘Darth’ Mannion on Thursday the 16th of July. The first run was just over 19 miles; it included the boggy terrain of the Bishopston valley and the dry rocky ground of Llanmadoc Hill. The pace was steady and only one participant was forced to stop and utilise the following safety car. That evening all participants camped at Llangenith and sampled the delights of the Kings Head Pub.
This finish of day two was at the beautiful village of Port Eynon. Like the arrival at Llangenith, spirits were instantly raised when participants realised their tents had already been erected by the support staff. By the time all runners were ready to make their way to the Ship Inn for dinner and drinks – predominantly ales from the Gower Brewery – the sun was shining. All runners completed day two successfully although the Peloton was split into two groups in the afternoon to enable more fatigued runners to finish without the need for a ride in the safety car. Darth Mannion regulators and qualified medical staff were split into each sub-peloton.