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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My Moon Landing: From Non-Runner to Darth Mannion Finisher

I think that there comes a time when you realise that a moderate bit of exercise might not be enough to stave off low level anxiety around “healthy” living… that time of life when you are counting your five a day and realizing that it is often 3 – and sometimes they are outnumbered by … Continued

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Running Resolution

Of the millions of Brits that will make a New Year’s Resolution in 2018, a staggering 90% will have failed by the third week of January.  Perhaps even more surprisingly, 10% will deny ever making a New Year’s Resolution in the first place! Each year we all make and break New Year’s Resolutions, so we … Continued

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Darth Mannion Training Tips from an Ironman

The Darth Mannion is a unique physical challenge.  Over 13 miles you will climb and descend hills, wade through mud, and battle through sand.  Much of this will be done after cold water submersion, in soaking wet trainers, and along windy clifftops.  As if that’s not enough, you’ll have to keep your wits about you when passing … Continued

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Marathon De Gwyr II: The Power of The Peloton

An overview The 58 mile Marathon de Gwyr II (MdG II) (known locally as the Boozy Ultra) took place on the Gower peninsula from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th July 2016.  Unlike the inaugural event, it was open to runners of all standards, increasing the total participants from 17 to 26. Of the 26 runners from MDG … Continued

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What type of Darth Mannion Runner Are You?

t Darth Mannion HQ, we love to use the latest scientific techniques to help our runners get the most out of the event.  With this in mind, our head of analytics has analysed 6 years of Darth Mannion data to produce 10 unique types of runner.   Each description outlines the type’s style, strengths and weaknesses.  By … Continued

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Marathon De Gwyr I

3 Days – 2 Marathons – 1 Gower The inaugural Marathon de Gwyr took place on the 16-18th of July 2015 on stunning Gower peninsula. The event provided a testing challenge to 16 competitors, raised money for the Welsh Air Ambulance and provided an opportunity to test the concept before a full event is rolled … Continued

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