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MDC Vets team at the British Fell Relays

Sat with a sprained ankle and feeling sorry for myself I thought I would pen a few words about a grey but enjoyable day in October 2017.  I was a late addition to the team when Gary gave that BAFTA style apology “Sorry I can’t...

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MDC Men’s team at the British Fell Relays

15th Overall! The MDC Men's Open team came 15th overall. Ben Mitchell came 3rd in his leg. I asked if they wanted to write something about this awesome result, and they all ran away saying they were really busy washing their hair. They do run away...

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MDC Women’s Team at the British Fell Relays

Write up by Laura Clements I’ve only done two training runs with MDC, but already I find myself sat in an old slate quarry on the outskirts of Llanberis in Snowdonia.  It is Saturday – the day before the British Fell Running Relays.  The wind is...

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MDC Mixed team at the British Fell Relays

A Grand Day out!  write up by Chris Farr I must admit to being pretty reluctant when being asked by the great and the good of MDC to join the mixed team for the 2017 British Fell Relays in Llanberis. But there is a MTBO on in...

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Dick Jones and the UTMB – the sequel

  Ok, so it’s the UTMB 2017 and Dick Jones returns to Chamonix for the second time, I fly in on the Monday with my two daughters now aged 13 and 15 to be followed by my wife Lisa (now aged 48) on the Thursday to...

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Richard and Ben tackle the Fellsman

On the last weekend of April, Ben Arkell and Richard Cronin ran The Fellsman – a tough 60 miler taking in most of the peaks in the Yorkshire Dales. 24 checkpoints but no marked route – or even any tracks at all in places – and a...

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MDC AGM 2016 – minutes

Mynyddwr de Cymru AGM Minutes Tuesday 15th November 2016 The Darren, Risca Attendees: Karen Elvers, Gareth Jones, Mark Saunders, Alice Bedwell, Chris Jones, Emma Battensby, Nick Dallimore, Gary Davies, Lucy Baker, Andy Stott, Gill Stott, Oliver Lamford, Mark Buxton, Matt Stott, Martyn Driscoll, Matin Lucas, Kay Lucas, Haydn...

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Safety in the Hills

July 2017 - some guidance on safety in the hills from Dr Alan Stone   Personal Responsibility When MDC Tuesday night runs were more sparsely attended, the ethos was very informal, more like a group of friends going out for a run together. Now that these runs are...

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The Swiss Alpine Marathon, a lovely, lovely Race!

  Gareth Jones and Karen Elvers up in the Swiss Alps   There are lots of 'hill' races in Europe and having done many Jungfrau Marathons, we decided, on recommendation, to try the Swiss Alpine Marathon collection, based in Davos Switzerland. Swiss Alpine Marathon have a good selection...

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