We are delighted to welcome Adventure Nutrition as a new Event Partner of the Montane Dragon’s Back Race® for its next three editions.
This exciting news comes as the organisers prepare for the 2021 edition of the event starting on Monday 6th September. This will be the sixth edition of the Montane Dragon’s Back Race®, but the first with the new and extended 380km route completing the full journey from Conwy castle on the north coast of Wales, to Cardiff castle in South Wales.
The new finish at Cardiff castle will be a fitting finale for such a monumental race and the event’s final overnight camp will be hosted inside the castle walls. It will also provide an incredible venue for spectators to watch the runners finishing the race and being awarded their coveted dragon trophies.
Adventure Nutrition will be providing a stock of dehydrated meals for the event to cover various contingencies and to feed the advanced teams working ahead of the main event.
The Montane Dragon’s Back Race® is organised by Ourea Events and Race Director Shane Ohly comments:
“The event has complex logistics, which require a small team of personnel to work one day ahead of the main team, helping to establish our next overnight camp. We wanted to ensure that this crew was well feed and the range of dehydrated meals provided by Adventure Nutrition was a natural choice.”
He continued, “Additionally, we work through many contingencies when we plan this event and one challenge we want to be able to manage is the loss or delay of our catering vans transporting food and/or equipment. Consider the impacts of a breakdown, road closure or road traffic accident. In such a circumstance we wanted the contingency capability to feed participant and crew, and the simplicity of the dehydrated meals from Adventure Nutrition gives us the option”.
The Montane Dragon’s Back Race® is widely acknowledge as one of, if not the, hardest mountain running race in the world. The event features six back-to-back days running the length of Wales, with various mountain summits defining the route that the runners must complete. The ground is notoriously rough and tough and attrition rate on the runners high. Only the most well prepared are likely to make it to the finish at Cardiff Castle.
An example of the rough and tough terrain from day 2 of the Montane Dragon’s Back Race® ©No Limits Photography
Stuart Hamilton from the team at Adventure Nutrition said, “Adventure Nutrition are thrilled to be able to partner with the two premier ultra races in the UK, the Montane Dragon’s Back Race® and the Cape Wrath Ultra®. Our philosophies are closely aligned and centre around pushing ourselves in wild and beautiful places, whilst looking after them and encouraging others to do so. Founded by a group of people who enjoy doing just that, we remain in awe of the achievements of the competitors who each have their own intriguing back stories and motivations, as well as what these two races are achieving for the mountain running community. Adventure Nutrition is here to support you on these journeys.”
Ready to follow the 2021 event?
Don’t miss all the live action and GPS tracking starting 7am on Monday 6th September as our 2021 participants set off from Conwy Castle.
Entries for the 2022 edition open on Saturday 11th September at 10am - the same time that runners will be embarking on the final day of this year’s race.