Final Training Tips from our very own Iron Woman

With just 2 weeks to go, I thought I’d share my plan of action in the final run up to Darth. It’s really important in these last few weeks to remember that the hard work has been done, hopefully you’ve made it through your training and preparation injury free and you’re all geared up and … Continued

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Fancy tasting a soupçon of Darth?

Entry is open for the Half Darth X. The word around town is that it delivers all the fun of the main event but with a shorter period of pain and suffering. Join the host of runners starting on or improving their journey towards The Darth’s main event, by tackling this muddy beauty first. Seven … Continued

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Second Chance!

Yet again, Darth sold out in under a day!  But never fear, your second bite at the cherry to enter the tenth anniversary Darth is now at hand… After a clamour of requests, we’ve managed to open up a further 100 spaces for Darth X. So if you’re looking for something to anchor your New Year’s … Continued

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COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH OF DARTH X

Don’t forget that registration for Darth X opens at 8am on Saturday 1st December. Last year, all six hundreds places were snapped up in under three hours, so a hangover lie-in could rob you of the opportunity of a lifetime. Set the alarm, and be ready. Finger poised. The only choice to make: am I a … Continued

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Lessons On Marathon De Gwyr (from an MDG Veteran)

So I have run the Marathon De Gwyr (MdG) three times, barely surviving two of them.  Sharing my experiences with two MdG stalwarts, JPD and Pete O’kane over a pint last year, we identified four distinct MdG running groups.  Which will you be? Group One: The Unprepared. Shuffling at a speed a toddler would be embarrassed … Continued

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Tips From Four People Who Have Run Every Single Darth Mannion

The Darth Mannion has welcomed over 1,000 runners since the inaugural event seven years ago.  In that time, it has doubled in length and snowballed in size.  It has taken place in baking sunshine, the freezing cold, gale force winds and horizontal rain.  In 2013 it even included an ill-fated 400m swim where some members … Continued

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Seven Lessons From Darth Mannion VIII (from a first-timer)

In 2017 I entered my first ever Darth Mannion.  I had run for a few years and would regularly see runners from Southgate emerging from sand dunes and rivers around the beautiful coast of the Gower. They looked exhausted and  wet but always had a smile on their faces. I would look at them, then shake my head and run off in my … Continued

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Four Ways People Are Preparing For The Sea Dips

The sea submersions are by far the most feared element of the Darth Mannion course.   And that’s no surprise.  Entering cold water fully clothed is something most of us haven’t done since our student days, so it’s always a shock to the system. However, as with any physical challenge, we can make the process a … Continued

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