Four runners from North Wales will aim to break the fastest known time for the Offa’s Dyke Path this March to help raise funds for Wales Air Ambulance. Welsh snack brand Wild Trail, based in Tywyn (Gwynedd) and with offices in Monmouth, will be fuelling the runners with its natural energy bars.
The four challengers taking part in the epic adventure are Jason Harper, 47 from Valley (Anglesey), Nia Albiston, 40 from Amlwch (Anglesey), Gordon Hughes, 37 from Llanaelhaearn (Gwynedd) and Laurent Gorce, 43 from Abererch, Pwllheli (Gwynedd).
The runners will start at the south point of the Offa’s Dyke Path near Chepstow on Friday 22 March, running 177 miles on their ultra trail marathon to reach the finish point in Prestatyn on Sunday 24 March.
The current fastest known time to complete the Trail is 64 hours 10 minutes and was set by Michael Wood in July 2012. The runners will have to break for short sleeps at two points through the race, but will aim to maximise their running time to give themselves the best chance of beating Michael Wood’s time.
Welsh snack brand Wild Trail, part of Tywyn-based Brighter Foods, is helping the runners and support team by supplying its energy bars for both the training period and challenge itself.
As well as their aim to raise funds for the Wales Air Ambulance, each of the runners has their own personal reason for tackling the challenge.
For more information of the team’s challenge visit https://www.facebook.com/offasdykechallenge/
For information on Wales Air Ambulance visit www.walesairambulance.com
For details on Wild Trail visit www.wildtrail.co.uk or @wildtrailsnacks on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.