Join in with a Marathon

We have signed up for a number of marathons in Wales in late June/early July. Come and run alongside serving Welsh Guardsmen or, if you don’t feel up to a full marathon, try the half marathon option or come along and support. There will be social events after the races where veterans, families and serving soldiers can mingle.

Fifteen runners from the Battalion will run a marathon, starting at the Millennium Centre and joining on to the Cardiff St David’s Day 10km race. Either join them in the full marathon or take part in the 10km race. Please get in touch if you would like to take part.

Sign up to the WAAT 4 Challenge, a 30/40km navigation event in the Brecon Beacons. Join up in a team of at least 4 and take on the challenge at your own pace.

This trail marathon is not for the faint hearted (although it does include a half marathon option!). The Welsh Guards will be putting forward four runners to compete in the elite event; sign up and take part or come along and support.

The Welsh Guards triathlon team will be entering this sprint triathlon as a training exercise for events later in the summer. Feel free to sign up and get involved – it is a sprint distance triathlon so the distances are not huge. This is a great event for beginners.

The Dragon’s Back Race, Conway
22-26 June 2015

The Dragon’s Back is one of the hardest multi day marathons in the world, covering a distance of 300 to Llandeilo km in five days. Two elite runners from the Welsh Guards will be taking part and will need your support every step of the way.  The race follows the mountainous spine of Wales; if you live close to the route, come and cheer them on!

Another Brecon marathon, this time with a twist: the marathon starts at 1730 and runners must complete the race by midnight.

A 2.4 mile swim on Friday, followed by a 112 mile cycling sportive and culminating with the Wales Marathon on the Sunday. Sign up to one or all of these events which take place in the beautiful setting of the Pembrokeshire countryside. Join in with the selected few from the Battalion that are taking part.

Details are yet to be published but we will be undertaking a mountain bike marathon in Bala and we urge you to get involved. More to follow on this, look out for updates on the WG100 blog.