2015 Race Videos - The Berghaus Dragon's Back Race™

2015 Race Videos

Day 1

Day 1 - The Start

Are they ready to rumble? In the starting blocks at Conwy Castle.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Monday, 22 June 2015

 

Day 1 - Tal y Fan

In the clag on Tal y Fan. Jim Mann out in front. Just.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Monday, 22 June 2015

 

 

Pen Yr Ole Wen - A proper pea souper. You don't get this in the London Marathon.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Monday, 22 June 2015

 

 

Day 1 Support Stop - Leader Jim Mann shows how it's done. Previous winner Helene Whitaker gives some insight in to the race as André Jonsson arrives 2nd.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Monday, 22 June 2015

 

 

Day 1 - Crib Goch

The crux of day 1 on the 2015 Berghaus Dragon's Back Race?

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Monday, 22 June 2015

 

 

Day 1 - Finish Line

We've been running how long?

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Monday, 22 June 2015

 

 

Day 2

Day 2 - Start

Tear yourself away from dot watching for 2 mins; here's the low-down on day 2..

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Tuesday, 23 June 2015

 

 

The Czech runs again!! If you saw the twitter feed yesterday then you'll know the Czech machine Pavel Paloncy (winner of the Spine race) fell on the Glyders and sliced his leg. Freshly stitched up we chatted briefly to him this morning. He thinks adrenaline will get him through. Through all 8 hours we ask??

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Tuesday, 23 June 2015

 

 

This is a quick film of the leaders as they arrive at the summit of Cnicht (689m), often referred to as the Welsh Matterhorn. They have been racing for an hour. Who looks the freshest after their 8 hours yesterday? Who looks looks like they still have the love? Who is conserving energy? Will it be the same in 3 days time?

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Tuesday, 23 June 2015

 

 

Day 2 - Still in the game

The road to Cnicht. The Berghaus Dragon's Back Race is not just about those at the front. A lot of runners are bought into the pure romance of journeying along in this fantastic terrain. That said, some are finding it more arduous than others...

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Tuesday, 23 June 2015

 

 

Day 2 - Support Point

Helene's not wrong; the ladies are looking strong today.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Tuesday, 23 June 2015

 

 

Jez Bragg rose up the field today. Here he talks about his training. The visuals are of the front runners beasting their way up Rhinog Fawr, about 25km in to todays course. For the Pavel watchers amongst - yes he's still cranking along with that stitched leg. He makes an appearance, the adrenline must still numbing the pain.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Tuesday, 23 June 2015

 

 

Day 2 - Summary

Day 2's a wrap, here's what happened in a nutshell.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Tuesday, 23 June 2015

 

 

Day 3

Start of day 3 - the runners and event team are beginning to feel the strain.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

 

 

Day 3 - Runners beginning to really feel the strain.

At 68km and 3712m of height gain, day 3 of the #DragonsBackRace is the longest this year. Toughest race in the world? We think it's up there..

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

 

 

Day 3 - Jasmin Paris

Jasmin is currently in a podium position on the Berghaus Dragon's Back Race 2015. We talk to her about her race so far.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

 

 

Day 3 - Support Point at 44km.

44km into the longest day of the 2015 Berghaus Dragon's Back Race reality bites.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

 

 

A Mann on a mission.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

 

 

Day 4

These competitors were getting in just before the cut off last night at 11pm, having some dinner and then heading straight out for another gruelling day on the Dragon's Back at 6am.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Thursday, 25 June 2015

 

 

Here's what the competitors can expect from the penultimate day of racing. Day 4 has begun.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Thursday, 25 June 2015

 

 

Michel Roberge lends us a thought on the race from an overseas competitor's point of view.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Thursday, 25 June 2015

 

 

You can tell it's a long race when the maps are simply gigantic! Ordnance Survey data today scaled at 1:30,000.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Thursday, 25 June 2015

 

 

A quick movie as the competitors journey in to the Elan Valley. Points for spotting the tightest hamstrings.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Thursday, 25 June 2015

 

 

A quick thirty seconds delivering the overall top 4 after 4 days - 244km gone, 56km to go!!

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Thursday, 25 June 2015

 

 

Checkpoint 4 - Day 4

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Thursday, 25 June 2015

 

 

Day 5

Aches, Pains, Injuries. Don't even got us started. This film could have been as long as the epic Ben Hur but we stopped filming after speaking to 10 of the 130 competitors.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Friday, 26 June 2015

 

 

Shane's final missive outlining Day 5's route. Be careful you don't watch the whole thing 'cos at the end Shane starts giving a bit of an inspiring chat about how there's a Dragon's Back in us all!!! You don't want to go signing up for the next outing of this mad adventure now do you.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Friday, 26 June 2015

 

 

This made us smile. Steve Hayes at today's control 3 with a side parting at the top of his priorities.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Friday, 26 June 2015

 

 

This shows what the competitors have been up against today. The view up from the valley at 300 metres up toward control 6 at 683 metres. Then follows a short bit of film of Konrad Rawlik arriving at the control 6 and a map of the featureless terrain. Fortunately the cloud is now lifting, a help for the slower runners.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Friday, 26 June 2015

 

 

We've loved having Pavel around. A lovely bloke and after his set back in the Glyders it was great he got over the line first today. He went his own way in the mist and found himself on top.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Friday, 26 June 2015

 

 

Jim, Jasmine and Konrad. Just check out how fast they can run after 300km in 5 days. A worthy top 3 for the Dragon's Back Race 2015.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Friday, 26 June 2015

 

 

How do you stay motivated? Over the last week we barely managed to catch up with legend Joe Faulkner, now the only person to have completed 3 Dragon's Back Races. Hear his answer to the above question.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Friday, 26 June 2015

 

 

A quick thank you to the runners for letting us film them over the last 5 days. Also for the feedback we've received from family and friends. Hopefully the films will act as a reminder of good times. The filming team other than myself (Rich Heap) was Ben Pritchard and Nick Brown. All with the able assistance of DB champ Helene Whitaker who brought the wisdom and insight. Yesterday I was a bit tired and not so sharp on the editing so there are a few things to wrap up which we'll hopefully get out Tuesday. In the meantime here is a little something that went up on Twitter but feels apt to add here on Facebook with the rest of the stuff. It's of Helene flouting the rules and offering support on the route up Crib Goch on day 1.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Saturday, 27 June 2015

 

 

Day 5 - Father & Son

A final movie. Father and son team, Glen and Huw Davies, were an inspiration to many on the race; we caught up with them on the last day.

Posted by Dragons Back Race on Tuesday, 30 June 2015