With the launch of our new Wales Coast Path GeoVation Challenge I’ve come across this other amazing Challenge taking place on the Wales Coast Path – which I really wanted to tell you about!
On 24 March Arry Beresford-Webb will set off on a very very long run! Dragon Run 1027 is a 1027 mile, multi day ultra trail marathon, around the entire perimeter of Wales! Arry will run the entire distance, which amounts to the equivalent of 39.2 marathons, back to back, within a maximum timescale of 42 days. Originally planned with her business partner Arry will now complete the challenge alone (well apart from Puff the Dragon!) and will be the first person ever to run this entire route, following the new Wales Coast Path followed by the Offa’s Dyke path
The route will start in Cardiff Bay and Arry will head west on the Wales Coast Path in a clockwise direction. On completion of the coast path she will return to Prestatyn, where she will join the Offa’s Dyke path in a southerly direction until it joins with the Wales Coast path for our final stretch – to return to Cardiff Bay on 5 May – the day the Wales Coast Path officially opens It will be an amazing test of physical and mental endurance going beyond the normal capabilities of the human body and mind.
The overall aim of the run is to raise £25,000 for Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff and the Gozo CCU Foundation, which cared for both of Arry’s parents prior to their passing away.
We’ll follow Arry’s progress and keep you updated to how she’s doing here on the blog. I’m hoping to join her for a small part of the run too!
You can also keep up to date on Twitter @dragonrun1027
If you have any ideas that could help connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path – enter our GeoVation Challenge and you could win funding to make it happen!