The Whole Earth Man V Horse is a marathon that has legendary status amongst nutty endurance runners. As the name suggests, the annual race pits men (and women) against horses, with runners and riders heading out over 21 miles of the challenging terrain of Powys, mid-Wales. It's nuts! It took 25 years before a man finally beat a horse in 2004, with a time of 2hrs and 5mins beating the fastest horse by 2 minutes. His feat was repeated 3 years later, but the horse has remained unbeaten ever since.
If you are ‘nuts’ enough to take on this years Whole Earth Man V Horse challenge entries are now open for individual runners, riders and relay teams. Tickets sell out in no time.
Register NOW on the Green Events Website
Each runner will be supplied with a number that contains his or her timing chip. This number MUST be displayed on the runner's front, un-mutilated and un-folded, for the entire duration of the race. Relay teams will have electronic wristbands.
The wellfare of the horses is paramount. There will be three vet checks thoughout the race to monitor heartrate, lameness and general condition. Any horse showing signs of distress will be withdrawn from the race.
The town of Llanwrtyd Wells lies on the A483 midway between Llandovery and Builth Wells and the address and postcode for the start of the race is The Neuadd Arms Hotel, The Square, LD5 4RB.
Whole Earth peanut butter is a perfect fuel for sport and that’s why we will be there at this year’s event handing out some delicious energy rich snacks.
Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places to male, female, horse and riders. There’s also prizes for the relay teams. The overall winner of the event be it man or horse will receive a cut crystal glass award, however, should a runner prevail they will receive £2000.
|1st||Rheidol Petra - Iola Evans||2:23:13|
|2nd||Londslade Skipper – Colin Moore||2:24:43|
|3rd||Woottonheath Herbie – Mark Adams||2:26:36|
Credit: Dave Pearce - British Triathlon Foundation
The Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds 2017 returned to the city for a second time on 10-11 June 2017, representing the pinnacle of triathlon competition in the UK and provided more than 5,000 recreational triathletes with the unique opportunity to compete on much of the same course as the world’s best. Whole Earth are proud to have sponsored this world-class event.