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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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Ian Macklin runs London

I have always said “If I ever run a marathon it will be London”. So I applied for the 2017 event and like most people didn’t get a place, but then was lucky enough to receive the MDC club place. 12 weeks before the event...

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The Dragon Run

Like all great ideas it was dreamt up in the pub after a couple of beers. Martyn and I both belong to a fell running club called Mynyddwyr De Cymru. Try saying that after a couple of beers, let alone spell it!! It means the...

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Mdc fell running club Wales training Transfan run

Summer 2017 runs

Hi folks, see the full list of 2017 Summer runs below. They'll all be going up on the website over the next few weeks, but so you can plan ahead, take a look below...

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Craig yr Allt – 21st January 2017

Race Details Distance : 3.9 miles / 6.3 km Climb : 984 ft / 300m (over three climbs) General description : Brrrilliant.  The cold start was quickly appreciated as the first climb got the legs burning and the sweat pouring down your face.  Anyone thinking that they'd get their breath back on...

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Skirrid fell race – 17th December 2016

Race Details Distance : 3.6 miles / 5.8 km Climb : 1476 ft / 450m (over two climbs) General description : Something for everyone.  "Fast" sloped fields to and from the Skirrid that gave more than enough warm-up and but a long run into the finish.  The first climb from...

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MDC Snowdonia Weekend

Members of MDC went up to Snowdonia for a weekend of mountain running on some proper rock.   Often it felt more like a weekend of thinly dressed walking, plodding our way up Elidir Fawr on a recce of part of the V3K race, getting mild hypothermia...

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Alan Stone tackles the Cape Wrath Expedition Race 2016

On a wet and dank morning in Fort William 98 prospective runners gathered for the inaugural running of the Fort William to Cape Wrath Expedition Race. This was to be 400kilometres of multi-terrain running with 11,500 metres of ascent spread as a stage race over...

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