2017 Race Videos - The Berghaus Dragon's Back Race™

2017 Race Videos

Official 2017 race videos in reverse chronological order as posted on the race's Facebook Page

 

 
Prize-giving 2017

Congratulations to all the finishers who were in the hall on Friday night for prize-giving. They all deservedly make it into this post-race edit by Mary-Ann Ochota - thanks to all their supporters, family and friends for making the occasion such a special one.

Posted by Berghaus Dragon's Back Race on Saturday, 27 May 2017

 

Final finisher gets a huge welcome in

Overwhelming scenes after the presentation last night as the 127th and final dragon, Tom Withers, completes the 2017 Berghaus #DragonsBackRace in 80hrs and 17mins!

Posted by Berghaus Dragon's Back Race on Saturday, 27 May 2017

 

Day 5 at the Berghaus Dragon's Back Race

Just 8 minutes separated the Berghaus Dragon's Back Race leaders on day 5 and there were just 15 minutes between the 3 lead ladies. Queue the first-ever chasing start. How did the race unfold today? Did Joe Faulkner complete his 4th race?

Posted by Berghaus Dragon's Back Race on Friday, 26 May 2017

 

 

 

Day 4 at the Berghaus Dragon's Back Race

133 participants started the full course today with 40 continuing the journey non-competitively. Just 15 minutes separate the top 3 ladies, so an exciting chasing start will begin at 08:00 + Will Marcus Scotney be in a fit enough state to start tomorrow?

Posted by Berghaus Dragon's Back Race on Thursday, 25 May 2017

 

Jim Mann in last chance saloon

BREAKING! Jim Mann, currently 2nd - 8 minutes behind Marcus Scotney, issued 2nd strike for deviating from mandatory route. Last-chance saloon? Race Director Shane Ohly explains.. #DragonsBackRace

Posted by Berghaus Dragon's Back Race on Thursday, 25 May 2017

 

Day 3 at the Berghaus Dragon's Back Race

With fatigue and injuries developing, spirits may have been willing, but bodies were complaining. Was defending champion Jim Mann's lead compromised by his early-on navigational blip? How did BBC Radio 2's Vassos Alexander do? Is Sabrina still in the lead in the women's race?

Posted by Berghaus Dragon's Back Race on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

 

Day 2 at the 2017 Berghaus Dragon's Back Race

Mary-Ann Ochota brings us up to speed on day 2 at the Berghaus #DragonsBackRace Who is leading in the women's race? What happened at the support point?

Posted by Berghaus Dragon's Back Race on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

 

Day 1 - Time penalty issued to current race 1st place Jim Mann

An excerpt from tomorrow's press release: "...the race adjudicators imposed a time penalty of 15 minutes on Mann and he will start day two with a time of 7:27, after he missed a checkpoint. Race organisers had slightly shifted the Crib Goch checkpoint 250m from its 2015 position and its description on the route map was slightly ambiguous, implying that it was in the same location as in the previous race. Mann told marshals on the course and continued on his way with confidence, believing that the checkpoint location was being investigated."

Posted by Berghaus Dragon's Back Race on Monday, 22 May 2017

 

Day 1 at the 2017 Berghaus Dragon's Back Race

Day 1: Did defending champion Jim Mann retain his lead despite a 15 minute penalty? A tough-going but ultimately very successful day for both participants and the event team around North Snowdonia - a much higher percentage of finishers reached the overnight camp than was predicted. At 10pm there are just 11 outstanding runners (all accounted for by the safety team).

Posted by Berghaus Dragon's Back Race on Monday, 22 May 2017