“I cannot remember how I heard about the Mawkyrwat Ultra first, but I know it immediately struck me as a chance to visit places less-traveled and go back to a more simple, down to earth lifestyle even if only for a few days. I had no idea what I was up to, whether the race would be hard or easy, if I was ready or not, where I would sleep… I just wanted a new adventure, back-to-basics!
And I can say now that I got much much more than I could have hoped for! The race was great and perfectly organized (I did wish I had signed up for a shorter distance though), landscapes were fantastic, but all this is almost secondary to the experience on the side of the run.
The people I met have been truly wonderful, locals and racers alike. All were simple, accessible and wanted to give, give and give, make us discover their region, village and daily lives, taste their oh-so-wonderful and healthy food made from their home grown vegetables, host us in their cozy homes…Nicolas BROCARD – SAIDI, France
I realize trying to put words on the experience cannot and will not make it justice, so I’d rather stop here and just encourage anyone who reads this to go and figure out by him or herself. The long trip to get to Mawkyrwat is worth it. Just try and train before – if you can!