Thursday 20th September 2018
South Gower Rugby Club: Pwll Du Lane, Swansea, United Kingdom
What is the Marathon de Gwyr?
The Marathon de Gwyr (MdG) is the Darth Costal Runners’ summer challenge.
The MdG consists of 3 consecutive days of trail-running across the stunning Gower peninsula, covering a total distance of approx 58 miles. Unlike the Darth Mannion Beach & Swamp Run Challenge (DMBSRC) there are no sea-dips or river runs, just beautiful landscapes and stunning coastline.
MdG Event Details
MdG IV will take place from the 20th to the 22nd September 2018, and and will consist of 4 stages (distances are approximate and may vary) :
Stage 1: 20th September P.M. – 19 miles
Stage 2: 21st September A.M. – 12 miles
Stage 3: 21st September P.M. – 9 miles
Stage 4: 22nd September A.M. – 18 miles
Each day finishes on a beach giving runners the option to cool off in the sea (after Stage 4 the ‘cool off’ will be accompanied by cold beers!) Participants are encouraged to run the full distance; however you can just take part on the final day.
Internationally recognised Darth Mannion Peloton System
Similar to The DMBSRC, the MdG is an inclusive challenge and not a race. It will utilise a peloton system. As such runners will be expected to run together, and not faster (or slower) than their designated peloton. Multiple pelotons will be utilised in each stage to cater for different abilities.
Accommodation and Clothing
Campsite accommodation will be organised for all runners. A two-course meal will be provided each evening at the campsite pub. Warm breakfasts and lunches will also be provided. Participants will be expected to bring their own camping equipment, as well as sufficient warm clothing. Equipment will be transported by MdG vehicles.
The full cost is £210 and includes the following: All meals [2 x breakfasts, 2 x evening meals, 1 x lunch, 1 x BBQ and 1 x hog roast meal at the BBQ party]; energy drinks, energy bars & fruit; insurance; transport; safety car hire; campsite costs and bespoke MdG Rain Jacket.
Darth Coastal Runners
Gower Rugby Club, Pwll Du Lane, Swansea