This year, the annual Berghaus Dragon's Back Race saw over 140 fell runners set off from Conwy Castle in North Wales, all attempting to run the 300km journey across Wales's mountains to reach Castell Carreg Cennen in the south-west of the country.
The race, considered one of the toughest endurance events in the world, involved a grueling 16,000m of ascent altogether and of the 140 who set off at the start only 64 managed to finish.
Jim Mann led the overall standings from beginning to end and never looked in danger of losing his lead, ultimately finishing in first place with a time of 40:08 hours.
Similarly, Jasmin Paris was always at the front of the women’s race and moved her way up the overall leaderboard as the week progressed, finishing with a time of 41:45 hours.
“I learned a lot from 2012 and have enjoyed running in the Welsh hills this year in preparation for the race," said Jim at the finish. "Like 2012, the atmosphere at the event has been amazing and Jasmin has been a legendary companion to race with in the last two days.”
Equally complimentary, Jasmin said: "To finish the fifth day running together and sharing the spirit of the journey in a group was everything that I hoped.”