Uchafbwyntiau Ras yn Erbyn Amser


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Dim ond 4 person sydd erioed wedi gorffen y ras hon. A fydd Lowri'n yn ymuno â'r rhestr fer? Only 4 people have completed this race; will Lowri's name be on the short list of fi...


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-Lowri Morgan faces the

-greatest challenge of her life.

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-It's a self-sufficient race...

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-..in temperatures

-of -93 degrees Celsius.

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-Only five people have completed it.

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-I can't do it but I've given my all

-to this challenge.

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-Television presenter Lowri Morgan

-is not afraid of a challenge.

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-Some 18 months ago, she completed

-the Jungle Marathon in the Amazon.

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-After a year of training...

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-..she faces

-the world's toughest race...

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-..the 6633 Ultra

-in the Arctic Circle.

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-The race starts at Eagle Plains...

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-..follows the Dempster Highway

-through the Inuit country...

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-..and finishes eight days

-and 350 miles later at Tuktoyaktuk.

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-This race

-is totally self-sufficient.

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-Lowri will pull her bed,

-food and provisions in a pulk.

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-She will either sleep

-on the roadside in her bivvy...

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-..or in a simple shelter.

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-Competing in this race

-is not child's play!

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-The moment has arrived.

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-The 6633 Ultra race of 2011

-is about to begin.

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-My body is shaking

-due to the magnitude of this moment.

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-I can't believe

-the race is about to start.

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-It's a personal achievement

-to reach this point.

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-It'll be painful, unbearable,

-but also, amazing.

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-That's why I'm doing it.

-It makes me feel alive.

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-Everybody has a dream

-and has overcome various challenges.

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-This is my challenge.

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-Yahoo!

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-Ten men and two women

-are competing in the race.

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-There are competitors from Australia

-and Zimbabwe, Britain and Ireland...

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-..and three competitors from Wales.

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-Luck is on their side

-on the first morning.

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-The temperature

-is only -25 degrees Celsius.

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-Lowri joins the only other woman

-in the race for the first stage.

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-It's the professional

-American runner, Diane Van Deren.

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-Diane is hoping to break

-the race record this year.

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-In no time at all, she increases her

-pace and leaves Lowri to race alone.

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-I've been racing

-for two and a half hours.

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-I started with Diane

-and she offered me a lot of advice.

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-She's an old hand

-at competing in these races...

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-..and is world famous

-for her Arctic achievements.

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-I feel fine.

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-It's important for me

-to drink all day.

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-I must also protect my skin.

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-The frosty chill attacks

-within seconds of removing my mask.

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-The mask is constantly misting up

-so I can't see where I'm going...

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-..but it's an important piece

-so I'll wear it as much as possible.

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-After three days of preparing

-for this race in Canada...

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-..there's a wonderful camaraderie

-amongst the competitors.

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-We all have different tactics.

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-For example,

-I've never raced without sleep...

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-..so I don't know how I'll cope

-with the sleep deprivation.

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-Whereas, the boys behind me

-are soldiers...

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-..who are trained to keep going

-all through the night.

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-They will maintain a slow pace

-with as little sleep as is possible.

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-Everyone is different.

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-We are hear to learn

-and push our personal boundaries.

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-We'll have to wait

-and see what happens.

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-Dear, dear!

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-It's certainly a great start...

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-..but the weather is about

-to cause Lowri some problems.

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-The temperature has fallen

-to -30 degrees Celsius.

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-Believe it or not, it is relatively

-mild for the time of year.

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-It's a bit of a dilemma for me.

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-I'm overheating

-and I'm only wearing two layers.

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-It's unbelievable in this weather.

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-If I remove one layer...

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-..my neck will be completely exposed

-to the elements.

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-This is an eight-day race...

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-..and I don't want to get frostbite

-on Day 1!

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-If the body gets too warm, it will

-sweat, which can be very dangerous.

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-The sweat will freeze on the body

-and this will lead to frostbite.

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-Lowri could slow down...

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-..but opts to remove

-a layer of thick clothing.

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-When you remove a layer of clothing,

-the body cools down very quickly.

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-I'm going to change this top...

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-..and replace it with a jacket.

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-Gosh, my body has got so cold.

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-Dear, dear, dear, dear.

-Oh, it's cold!

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-I really hope that I'm not making

-a stupid decision...

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-..and ruining my chances.

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-Ironically, during the break of less

-than a minute to change clothes...

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-..Lowri has cooled down,

-so she needs to run to warm up.

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-They finally reach

-the Arctic Circle.

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-Scotland's David Jorgensen is first

-and Lowri is in fifth place.

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-Some 24 miles have been completed

-in 6 hours and 39 minutes.

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-The unfortunate incident of

-overheating is preying on her mind.

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-She consults the doctor of the race

-when she arrives.

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-My back was sweating.

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-My back was sweating.

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-Was it frozen?

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-It's done now. Don't worry about it.

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-The doctor is happy and Lowri

-takes comfort in his words.

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-She made the right decision.

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-After a 20-minute break,

-Lowri is back on form.

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-I'm totally humbled to be

-standing here, surrounded by nature.

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-There isn't any pollution,

-just sheer beauty.

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-I'm moving on to the next stage

-which is about 45 miles in total.

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-They say that this next stage

-is the most challenging.

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-The next stage

-to James Creek is 45 miles.

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-Competitors have the option

-of taking a break at Rock River.

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-It's 4.00pm

-on the first afternoon of the race.

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-Lowri has been competing

-since 9.00am.

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-She has already completed

-an entire marathon...

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-..but this is just the start

-of the world's toughest ultra race.

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-Over 320 miles remain!

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-I'm currently gazing

-at this stunning sunset.

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-It's wonderful.

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-However, this experience is filling

-me with bittersweet emotion...

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-..because it means that

-I'm about to face my first night...

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-..on the Dempster Highway.

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-It fills me with fear...

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-..because I know

-that Wright Pass is next.

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-Apparently,

-it's going to be painful.

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-It is going to be long,

-windy and cold.

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-I hope to complete this stage

-in the dark...

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-..so that I cannot see

-what lies ahead of me.

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-Despite her fears,

-Lowri steps up her pace...

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-..in order to reach the checkpoint

-at Rock River as soon as possible.

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-She catches the experienced runners

-ahead of her but receives bad news.

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-Diane, who accompanied Lowri earlier

-is injured and is forced to retire.

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-I'm so sorry, Diane.

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-I'm so sorry, Diane.

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-Don't worry.

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-The hard surface has irritated

-an old ankle injury.

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-It's worrying to see an experienced

-competitor retiring at this stage.

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-This race is baring its teeth.

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-I don't want to stay here for too

-long as I feel like I'm in the zone.

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-I'll have something hot

-to warm up the body...

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-..and give me some energy

-so that I can continue.

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-I've seen Diane.

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-I'm disappointed for her.

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-I was hoping that

-she would break the race record...

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-..but it wasn't meant to be

-this year.

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-All of the competitors

-decide to sleep at this point.

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-They have been racing

-for over 15 hours non-stop.

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-However, Lowri has other ideas.

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-Unlike the other runners,

-Lowri continues racing...

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-..all through the night!

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-The training session

-from a few months ago at Brecon...

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-..where I ran the Brecon Ultra

-before running home to Swansea...

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-..was useful training

-for this moment.

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-I did that session

-for both my physical...

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-..and psychological wellbeing.

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-This is the time

-for me to dig deep.

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-There's 20 miles to the next

-checkpoint at James Creek.

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-I've done 100 miles in the past

-and I can do these 20 miles now.

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-It might take ten hours,

-if not longer, but I'll do it.

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-I'll be getting into my sleeping bag

-in the morning...

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-..hopefully!

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-Is this a wise tactic?

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-How will Lowri be

-at the break of dawn?

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-Lowri Morgan has started

-the challenge of her life.

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-It's the 6633 Ultra race

-in the Arctic Circle.

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-She has already made

-one brave decision.

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-Lowri has been on her feet for 15

-and a half hours on the first day.

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-She has already completed 48 miles.

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-Instead of resting at Rock River

-with the other runners...

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-..Lowri chose to continue racing

-through the night.

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-I've been climbing for five hours.

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-And I'm pulling about 20 kilos.

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-Oh!

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-I hope this is a downhill section.

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-Please.

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-And this fatigue is killing me.

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-Lowri parted from the others to

-cross the Northwest Territories...

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-..so the race organizer,

-Martin Like from Brecon...

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-..joins her to ensure her safety.

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-There's no stopping Lowri...

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-..despite the fact that she has been

-on her feet for 20 hours.

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-As dawn breaks,

-Lowri is still racing.

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-It's difficult to admire

-the Richardson Mountains...

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-..in temperatures of -60

-degrees Celsius in the biting winds.

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-This is the highest part of the race

-at over 6,000 feet above sea level.

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-It's twice the height of Snowdon

-and the coldest stage so far.

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-Having beaten the mountains...

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-..Lowri reaches James Creek

-at 9.30am...

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-..and is welcomed by Kevin,

-a race steward.

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-James Creek

-is not a five-star hotel...

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-..but a storage area

-for the council's snow machinery.

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-The first 24 hours are over

-and I'm absolutely exhausted.

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-Martin, the race director...

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-..warned us that the first 70 miles

-would be physically challenging...

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-..and a shock to the system.

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-He wasn't telling lies!

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-I'm concerned that I'm the only one

-who has done the 70 miles.

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-Everybody else stayed at Rock River.

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-I don't know if I've taken a risk

-by doing that...

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-..but I was feeling well

-at Rock River so I went for it.

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-Tired or not, Lowri

-must prepare her own meal.

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-After essential maintenance to the

-pulk and her feet, she falls asleep.

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-One would expect Lowri

-to sleep for a lifetime...

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-..but after two hours, she bids

-farewell to England's David Smale...

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-..a competitor who arrived

-while she was asleep.

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-Good morning.

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-On the second day of the race...

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-..Lowri faces 47 miles along the

-Dempster Highway to Fort McPherson.

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-The Dempster is named

-after the Welshman, Jack Dempster.

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-He was a Mountie

-in the Canadian police...

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-..after he emigrated to the country

-over a century ago.

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-I'm in a brilliant position

-and loving it.

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-The landscape

-is totally breathtaking.

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-I'm a person

-who tends to feel homesick...

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-..but I don't feel lonely at all

-out here.

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-I'm so lucky to be here.

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-Lowri has completed a third

-of the journey to Fort McPherson...

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-..and is making good time.

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-A few of the other competitors

-are yet to reach James Creek.

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-The Australian, Tim Garrett,

-is in high spirits...

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-..despite struggling with his pulk.

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-# If I could walk 500 miles... #

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-As the sun sets and night falls...

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-..the fatigue and strain of this

-race is taking its toll on Lowri.

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-I've been racing for 40 hours...

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-..with only two hours of sleep.

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-I'm struggling now.

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-I've been having hallucinations.

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-I'm seeing images in the snow

-formations and it isn't very nice.

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-Some claim hallucinations...

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-..are the mind's way

-of keeping the body awake.

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-Sleep is what I need at the moment.

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-The heels of my feet are bruised.

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-Every time I take a step,

-I get this shooting pain.

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-Walking at night

-causes me such heartache...

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-..because it gets cold

-and it gets lonely.

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-The wind picks up.

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-I'm starting to question whether

-or not I can complete the 350 miles.

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-I'm not even a third

-of the way there yet.

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-There are voices in my head

-planting seeds of doubt.

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-Maybe I went too quickly

-at the start of the race.

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-Was I overly confident?

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-I'm experiencing some very negative

-thoughts and emotions at the moment.

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-Lowri is not the only one

-feeling the strain.

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-The race has claimed

-its second competitor.

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-England's Mike Buss

-has eight world records.

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-He was exhausted a few miles

-after leaving James Creek...

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-..and the organizers had to lift him

-out of his bivvy on the roadside.

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-Ten competitors remain.

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-Lowri is still racing.

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-She crosses a frozen river in

-temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius.

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-She reaches the Gwich'in country,

-the local Indians...

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-..and Fort McPherson that

-has a population of about 800.

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-Lowri is the first to reach the

-school where shelter is provided.

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-I can't wait to go to bed.

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-It isn't very luxurious...

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-..but I've been thinking about this

-sleeping bag for the last 18 hours.

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-Those thoughts kept me going.

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-I'm looking forward to sleeping.

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-Really.

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-It's been very difficult today.

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-Erm...

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-It was painful both emotionally,

-physically and mentally.

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-I keep thinking that I'm only a

-third of the way through this race.

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-I've had a good

-six hours of sleep...

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-..despite the fact that someone

-in this hall was snoring.

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-I learnt from my experience

-in the Amazon...

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-..that I should pack some earplugs!

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-I'm happy with that.

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-The only problem is that my legs

-are still feeling heavy...

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-..and the soles of my feet

-are very badly bruised.

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-The next two days are meant to be

-the most difficult...

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-..not because of the landscape

-but due to the monotony.

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-Even the greatest of competitors

-have retired in the next stages.

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-I think this will be

-mentally difficult.

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-Lowri is leading

-after the first 120 miles.

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-She could stop here.

-Seven competitors do just that.

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-However, Lowri, Tony and Matt

-opt to face the 350-mile race.

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-The Welsh are the three

-remaining competitors in the race.

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-Thank you very much.

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-The arduousness

-of this race is legendary.

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-Many of the world's ultra runners

-avoid it for this reason.

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-Day 3 sees 38 miles on the Dempster

-Highway to Tsiigehtchic.

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-Today, she opts to walk

-with Tony Kelly from Abergavenny.

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-They set off at 4.00pm.

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-It's great to chat

-to another person...

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-..instead of having to listen

-to the voices in my head...

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-..that emerge with fatigue.

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-It's nice to have company, Tony?

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-It's nice to have company, Tony?

-

-Yeah, lovely.

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-We've stopped here for a moment...

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-..so that we can have a hot drink...

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-..and some food.

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-I think I'm consuming

-about 10,000 calories a day.

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-How much are you eating, Tony?

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-How much are you eating, Tony?

-

-Not enough.

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-I find it difficult

-to eat through the day.

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-Yes, it is hard.

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-Yes, it is hard.

-

-Yeah. I don't know why.

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-It's so nice to have company.

-It makes a world of difference.

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-It boosts the morale

-and your spirits.

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-This is completely frozen. I can't

-open it so need to defrost it.

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-People have asked me

-a number of questions...

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-..about how I go to the toilet

-out here.

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-We were advised to spend

-no longer than 30 seconds.

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-That is all the time we have

-to go to the toilet...

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-..before frostbite would kick in.

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-You can't be shy out here.

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-You have to go and then carry on.

0:23:010:23:05

-I miss life's little luxuries

-at the moment!

0:23:080:23:11

-Five hours later,

-and despite enjoying the company...

0:23:230:23:27

-..her body is still suffering.

0:23:270:23:30

-Pain disappears over time...

0:23:320:23:37

-..but success lasts forever.

0:23:370:23:41

-I have to bear that fact in mind...

0:23:410:23:43

-..during the dark

-and difficult times that lie ahead.

0:23:440:23:49

-The difficult 38-mile section from

-Fort McPherson to Tsiigehtchic...

0:23:500:23:55

-..is completed by Lowri and Tony

-in 14 hours.

0:23:550:23:59

-They reach suburbia...

0:23:590:24:01

-..but receive news that the third

-remaining runner has dropped out.

0:24:010:24:06

-This race is baring its teeth now.

0:24:060:24:09

-The adrenalin from the start line

-is long gone...

0:24:090:24:13

-..and the reality of the event

-is taking hold.

0:24:130:24:17

-The miles are long

-and hard on the feet and joints.

0:24:180:24:24

-I've visited parts of my mind that

-I don't want anyone else to see.

0:24:250:24:30

-I've been quite depressed,

-but it's over now.

0:24:300:24:34

-I'll sleep for four hours,

-get up and do the 50 miles tomorrow.

0:24:340:24:39

-It's all part of the game.

0:24:390:24:41

-Lowri isn't halfway there yet...

0:24:440:24:46

-..but there's a crisis ahead!

0:24:460:24:49

-Oh, no!

0:24:490:24:50

-.

0:24:540:24:54

-888

0:24:560:24:56

-888

-

-888

0:24:560:24:58

-Lowri is facing the greatest

-challenge of her life.

0:25:000:25:03

-It's the 6633 Ultra

-in the Arctic Circle.

0:25:040:25:07

-She's about to receive

-some distressing information.

0:25:070:25:11

-Day 4...

0:25:150:25:17

-..and of the twelve competitors who

-left Eagle Plains 158 miles ago...

0:25:170:25:21

-..only two remain.

0:25:220:25:24

-Every competitor

-has retired from the race...

0:25:250:25:28

-..apart from the Welsh contingent,

-Tony Kelly and Lowri Morgan.

0:25:280:25:32

-Next, they face the 51 miles

-from Tsiigehtchic to Caribou Creek.

0:25:360:25:40

-The Dempster Highway

-is now a path of frozen gravel.

0:25:410:25:44

-Lowri and Tony aim to complete

-this journey without stopping.

0:25:450:25:49

-The pair must cross the Mackenzie

-River which is frozen solid.

0:25:500:25:54

-Conditions are favourable.

0:25:550:25:56

-There's no wind but the temperature

-is -25 degrees Celsius.

0:25:570:26:02

-Despite the company,

-Lowri is feeling despondent.

0:26:080:26:13

-I'm struggling, because

-only Tony and I remain in the race.

0:26:130:26:18

-It's heartbreaking to think that

-we're not even halfway there yet.

0:26:210:26:26

-We've completed 175 miles...

0:26:270:26:30

-..and there are still

-175 miles left.

0:26:300:26:35

-My feet are in tatters.

0:26:360:26:39

-I can't think. I can't speak.

0:26:400:26:44

-I'm experiencing

-some very negative emotions...

0:26:460:26:52

-..and I don't think I can do this...

0:26:520:26:55

-..but I've given my all

-to this challenge.

0:26:550:26:59

-Right, it's up to me. I must

-keep going but I feel so frustrated.

0:27:000:27:04

-Just, just carry on going!

0:27:050:27:08

-I need to pull myself together now.

0:27:090:27:15

-I can't let this race beat me.

0:27:170:27:20

-Right, OK.

0:27:200:27:22

-Right.

0:27:240:27:26

-There are 40 miles left...

0:27:280:27:31

-..before I can get about

-three hours sleep.

0:27:320:27:36

-Then there will be 30 miles...

0:27:360:27:39

-Oh, it's never-ending.

0:27:400:27:41

-The monotony of it all

-is playing havoc with my mind.

0:27:420:27:47

-My feet are in so much pain.

0:27:470:27:50

-I can cope with the muscle pain...

0:27:500:27:52

-..but the pain in my feet

-is shooting up my legs.

0:27:520:27:57

-But I'm lucky

-to be going with Tony.

0:27:570:28:02

-We spur each other on.

0:28:020:28:05

-It's an extremely

-emotional experience.

0:28:060:28:08

-Sadness becomes elation

-in the blink of an eye.

0:28:090:28:12

-The conditions and pulk mean every

-step is slower and more difficult.

0:28:120:28:17

-In Wales, Lowri can complete

-a marathon in 3 hours, 15 minutes.

0:28:170:28:22

-In the Arctic,

-it takes three times longer...

0:28:220:28:25

-..and the mind

-struggles to comprehend this.

0:28:250:28:29

-Suddenly,

-fate deals Tony an almighty blow.

0:28:360:28:40

-Unfortunately,

-Tony has had a puncture.

0:28:410:28:44

-He's been dragging the pulk...

0:28:450:28:47

-..for about seven miles or so,

-I think.

0:28:470:28:52

-As a result, he's injured his foot.

0:28:520:28:55

-He isn't comfortable

-with deconstructing...

0:28:550:28:59

-..and rebuilding the pulk

-in these conditions.

0:28:590:29:03

-I'm upset for Tony

-because this is strenuous work...

0:29:030:29:09

-..and I know that this

-has upset him quite a bit...

0:29:090:29:15

-..because we were making good time.

0:29:150:29:17

-It's one of those things.

0:29:180:29:19

-We ran out of snow on the road so

-I couldn't drag it on the sleigh.

0:29:190:29:24

-I think it had enough.

0:29:270:29:29

-But apart from that,

-we're all good.

0:29:310:29:35

-The pulk has been repaired

-and the pair continue...

0:29:370:29:41

-..but it's obvious

-that Tony is limping.

0:29:410:29:44

-They venture into the darkness

-but Tony needs to rest.

0:29:450:29:49

-Lowri agrees to stay with him

-and the pair sleep outside.

0:29:490:29:55

-Tony was utterly exhausted.

0:29:570:29:59

-As the sun rises an hour later...

0:29:590:30:01

-..it's apparent that their choice

-of site could have proved fatal.

0:30:020:30:07

-When I woke up this morning

-and realized where we were...

0:30:080:30:11

-..I was really annoyed with myself.

0:30:120:30:14

-The choice of location

-was complete stupidity.

0:30:150:30:17

-When you've only had

-an hour's sleep in 24 hours...

0:30:190:30:23

-..it's inevitable

-that mistakes are going to happen.

0:30:230:30:28

-Tony and I

-have separated for a while...

0:30:290:30:32

-..because we're following

-different paces at the moment.

0:30:320:30:37

-However, I know that I need

-more sleep than he does.

0:30:370:30:41

-It's our intention

-to meet at the next checkpoint...

0:30:420:30:47

-..and start the next stage together.

0:30:470:30:51

-We'll cross that finishing line.

0:30:520:30:55

-Welsh competitors together.

0:30:570:30:59

-Well, that's the aim!

0:30:590:31:01

-It's so picturesque.

0:31:070:31:08

-It's a privilege to be here.

0:31:080:31:12

-There's something spiritual

-about the place.

0:31:130:31:18

-I'm not an emotional person, but

-I'm full of emotion at the moment.

0:31:210:31:26

-As she completes

-the 51 miles to Caribou Creek...

0:31:430:31:48

-..Lowri is welcomed

-by her fellow competitors.

0:31:480:31:51

-Go, Lowri.

0:31:510:31:52

-She's incredible.

0:31:530:31:55

-Lowri's performance and perseverance

-is admired by everyone in the race.

0:31:560:32:02

-They all want to see her succeed.

0:32:020:32:05

-Her feet are badly bruised,

-so she cools them in the snow...

0:32:070:32:11

-..before David Smale, who retired

-from the race after 120 miles...

0:32:110:32:16

-..relieves the pain of her blisters

-with a needle!

0:32:170:32:21

-But, Lowri receives some bad news.

0:32:280:32:32

-It's bad news, Lowri. Tony's out.

0:32:320:32:35

-It's bad news, Lowri. Tony's out.

-

-Oh, no.

0:32:350:32:37

-After Lowri left Tony, his

-energy levels dropped dramatically.

0:32:420:32:47

-He sat down

-to rest on the roadside...

0:32:470:32:50

-..but failed to get up

-to continue the race.

0:32:500:32:54

-It's a bittersweet feeling.

0:32:570:32:59

-There are 150 miles

-left to complete...

0:33:070:33:10

-..in 48 hours.

0:33:110:33:14

-Day 5.

0:33:160:33:18

-There are 30 miles from Caribou

-Creek to the new town of Inuvik...

0:33:180:33:22

-..the administrative centre

-for the region.

0:33:220:33:25

-There's only one runner

-left in the race.

0:33:250:33:29

-This is a very strange feeling...

0:33:290:33:33

-..and it's quite unnerving.

0:33:340:33:37

-I'm the only one left.

0:33:370:33:39

-The race is only continuing

-because I'm still competing.

0:33:390:33:44

-I'm very nervous, but that's how

-it is so I must keep going.

0:33:460:33:51

-About a fortnight ago...

0:34:050:34:07

-..I was complaining

-that I was tired of all this work...

0:34:070:34:13

-..of jumping into the bivvy...

0:34:130:34:16

-..eating the dehydrated food

-and so on.

0:34:160:34:20

-By now, the pulk and its contents

-are an integral part of my life.

0:34:200:34:25

-I love my sleeping bag

-and I even like the food.

0:34:260:34:31

-They are my shelter.

-They provide energy.

0:34:310:34:36

-These factors drive me on.

0:34:360:34:39

-The scenery in the Arctic Circle

-is magnificent at times...

0:34:410:34:45

-..but the journey from Caribou Creek

-to Inuvik is very monotonous.

0:34:450:34:49

-Lowri strides on

-and finds a good rhythm.

0:34:520:34:57

-As night falls and the temperature

-drops to -30 degrees Celsius...

0:34:580:35:03

-..she's totally exhausted.

0:35:040:35:06

-She welcomes the company of David

-Smale who offers some encouragement.

0:35:060:35:10

-The stage is difficult.

0:35:130:35:16

-The walking sticks take her weight

-to ease the pressure on her legs.

0:35:190:35:24

-She's literally

-sleeping on her feet.

0:35:240:35:29

-But, she finds the strength

-to carry on...

0:35:350:35:38

-..and miraculously reaches Inuvik...

0:35:380:35:42

-..though her emotions are in shreds.

0:35:420:35:44

-I can't stop crying.

0:35:550:35:57

-People are so kind.

0:35:570:36:00

-David walked with me

-for the last 15 miles today.

0:36:020:36:08

-He gave up a night's sleep

-to help me through this.

0:36:080:36:13

-It's just so humbling.

0:36:140:36:18

-I don't know why people

-are willing to do it...

0:36:220:36:25

-..but I am so grateful to them.

0:36:250:36:29

-There you are.

0:36:300:36:31

-I've done...

0:36:320:36:33

-I'm going to bed now...

0:36:340:36:37

-..but I'm trying to relieve

-the pressure in my bones and joints.

0:36:380:36:42

-Lowri is exhausted as she leaves

-the Dempster Highway...

0:36:450:36:48

-..to face the famous Ice Road...

0:36:490:36:51

-..but how will she cope?

0:36:520:36:55

-I'm going to fail here. I know I am.

0:36:550:36:58

-.

0:37:010:37:01

-888

0:37:030:37:03

-888

-

-888

0:37:030:37:05

-Following an eight-hour break

-at Inuvik for her body to recover...

0:37:080:37:13

-..Lowri is back in the race.

0:37:140:37:16

-But will she finish in time?

0:37:160:37:19

-Give it stick!

0:37:250:37:26

-Give it stick!

-

-CHEERING

0:37:260:37:29

-Day 5 is a 70-mile stage...

0:37:310:37:34

-..from Inuvik to Swimming Point,

-the penultimate checkpoint.

0:37:340:37:39

-She has left the Dempster Highway

-and is now on the famous Ice Road.

0:37:420:37:46

-Hard, cold ice

-from now until the end.

0:37:460:37:51

-Lowri is in tremendous pain.

0:37:520:37:55

-She's also battling

-against the clock.

0:37:550:37:58

-In order to succeed, she must reach

-Tuktoyaktuk by Saturday morning.

0:37:580:38:03

-She has 72 hours

-in which to complete 117 miles...

0:38:040:38:09

-..or she will be disqualified

-from the race.

0:38:100:38:12

-This is truly a race against time.

0:38:130:38:16

-I know

-that there are two stages left...

0:38:190:38:22

-..but I feel

-as if I'm on the home run!

0:38:220:38:25

-The magnitude of this event

-has certainly struck home.

0:38:250:38:30

-I just want to cry all the time.

0:38:300:38:33

-I know

-that it's all down to fatigue.

0:38:340:38:37

-I've probably only had

-about 12 hours of sleep...

0:38:390:38:44

-..in the last six days.

0:38:440:38:47

-On top of that,

-I've had to walk many miles.

0:38:480:38:52

-Put me back in the Amazon any day!

0:38:530:38:57

-Having said that...

0:38:580:39:00

-..being out here has made me realize

-how simple life can be.

0:39:000:39:06

-I've got everything I need

-either on my back...

0:39:070:39:10

-..or being dragged behind me.

0:39:100:39:13

-I don't need anything else.

0:39:140:39:17

-Do you know what?

0:39:180:39:19

-I'm happy here.

-This is what makes me feel alive.

0:39:190:39:24

-I know that I've been emotional...

0:39:250:39:28

-..but a lot of that

-is down to happiness.

0:39:280:39:31

-As night falls, the wind picks up

-and temperatures drop dramatically.

0:39:520:39:57

-In daylight,

-it's -15 degrees Celsius...

0:39:570:40:00

-..but it quickly falls

-to -30 degrees Celsius.

0:40:010:40:04

-Lowri is exhausted

-and decides to rest for a while...

0:40:040:40:08

-..after completing 35 miles.

0:40:080:40:12

-I'm so tired.

0:40:140:40:17

-I was staggering all over the road

-and I had to stop.

0:40:180:40:22

-Battling against exhaustion

-is a waste of time...

0:40:220:40:28

-..so I'll sleep by the roadside

-for a few hours.

0:40:290:40:33

-The walking sticks will remind me

-which way to go in the morning.

0:40:340:40:39

-I have heard tales

-about past competitors....

0:40:390:40:43

-..who walked the wrong way

-for five hours after bivvying...

0:40:430:40:48

-..only to meet another competitor

-coming towards them.

0:40:490:40:53

-As a result, they lost ten hours

-and I don't want that to happen.

0:40:540:40:58

-OK, four hours sleep

-on the roadside...

0:40:580:41:03

-..before I restart this stage.

0:41:030:41:06

-I hope I'll feel better by then.

0:41:070:41:10

-As Lowri

-takes a well-deserved rest...

0:41:200:41:23

-..the Northern Lights

-smile down upon her.

0:41:230:41:28

-Four hours later,

-and Lowri is back on the Ice Road.

0:41:320:41:38

-Last night, I was so tired...

0:41:390:41:43

-..I was trying to find a way

-to sleep and run at the same time.

0:41:430:41:48

-I tried to close my eyes and run...

0:41:480:41:53

-..but it wasn't very successful.

0:41:540:41:56

-In every sport,

-you need an element of luck.

0:42:000:42:04

-It's been a real blessing that

-the strong winds have kept at bay.

0:42:040:42:08

-This race is difficult enough

-as it is!

0:42:090:42:11

-Lowri reaches the final checkpoint

-before the finishing line.

0:42:120:42:17

-At Swimming Point, she's had enough

-of the pain in her feet.

0:42:170:42:21

-She opts for an extreme remedy.

0:42:210:42:26

-I've got a massive blister

-all the way around my big toe.

0:42:270:42:33

-She bursts the blister with a pin...

0:42:340:42:37

-..knowing full well that it will

-cause serious problems later...

0:42:370:42:41

-..as her toe turns septic.

0:42:420:42:44

-Ouch!

0:42:440:42:46

-Oh, that's nice.

0:42:460:42:48

-Relief!

0:42:490:42:51

-She prefers this

-to the nagging pain.

0:42:510:42:54

-Before she leaves, an old friend

-offers some encouragement.

0:42:560:43:00

-It's Tony Kelly from Abergavenny.

0:43:000:43:02

-It's time for me...

0:43:030:43:06

-..to dig deep into my soul

-and think of home.

0:43:070:43:11

-It's the final 50 miles

-of the race...

0:43:140:43:17

-..and the final 15 hours

-of the race...

0:43:180:43:20

-..and then I'll cross

-the finishing line.

0:43:210:43:25

-It's something I've dreamt about

-for the last year.

0:43:260:43:30

-It's unbelievable.

0:43:320:43:34

-After a year of training...

0:43:340:43:36

-..Lowri starts the final stage

-from Swimming Point to Tuktoyaktuk.

0:43:360:43:42

-# The day will come when the

-meaning of your life becomes clear

0:43:430:43:47

-# We'll extract the juice

-from the fruit

0:43:480:43:51

-# We will all be free #

0:43:520:43:56

-This is the final sunset

-of my journey.

0:43:560:44:01

-I feel very sad...

0:44:020:44:06

-..but this is an experience

-that I'll never forget.

0:44:070:44:12

-# Simple philosophy

0:44:130:44:17

-# I've got an easy philosophy #

0:44:180:44:24

-I'm coming to the end of my journey.

-There's only five miles left.

0:44:240:44:29

-Earlier, I spent about five minutes

-alone on the Ice Road.

0:44:290:44:35

-I couldn't hear a thing...

0:44:350:44:37

-..and was completely in awe

-of the scenery surrounding me.

0:44:370:44:42

-Just me and my thoughts

-about this personal journey.

0:44:430:44:49

-# To repent

0:44:500:44:53

-# There's no hurry,

-I hate breaking into a sweat #

0:44:540:44:58

-It's been a physical...

0:44:590:45:02

-...emotional and mental battle...

0:45:030:45:05

-..but it was worth it.

0:45:060:45:09

-# Simple philosophy #

0:45:100:45:15

-I've been at rock bottom...

0:45:170:45:20

-..but I'm approaching the end now.

0:45:200:45:22

-I can't believe

-that this is almost over.

0:45:230:45:26

-I've trained hard for over a year

-for this race...

0:45:270:45:31

-..and I'm already mourning its loss!

0:45:330:45:37

-# Never-ending

0:45:370:45:38

-# Never-ending

0:45:400:45:43

-# Joy #

0:45:430:45:47

-Being here

-and this entire experience...

0:45:470:45:52

-..has made me realize

-how small we are on this planet.

0:45:520:45:56

-# Joy

0:45:580:46:01

-# Joy

0:46:010:46:05

-# Never-ending

0:46:050:46:08

-# Never-ending

0:46:090:46:12

-# Joy

0:46:120:46:15

-# Joy

0:46:160:46:18

-# Never-ending

0:46:190:46:23

-# Never-ending #

0:46:230:46:27

-CHEERING

0:46:270:46:30

-I really can't believe

-that this has happened.

0:46:330:46:36

-I want to gather all the emotions

-I've experienced this week...

0:46:370:46:43

-..take the euphoria of this moment

-and bottle it to keep forever...

0:46:430:46:49

-..because this will never happen

-to me again.

0:46:490:46:53

-I can't cry any more.

-I don't have any tears left.

0:46:530:46:57

-Dreams can come true.

0:46:580:47:01

-I've had

-an unforgettable experience.

0:47:010:47:05

-I feel very honoured

-to have had this opportunity...

0:47:070:47:12

-..to sample pure beauty

-and true tranquillity.

0:47:120:47:16

-I've met some wonderful people

-who've pulled me through this race.

0:47:160:47:20

-I've had endless support

-from friends and family back home...

0:47:240:47:29

-..and from people I don't even know.

0:47:300:47:32

-The support here is second to none.

0:47:320:47:36

-I feel as if I've become

-a stronger and a better person.

0:47:370:47:42

-This race tore my soul

-into tiny pieces...

0:47:430:47:48

-..but then gradually rebuilt it.

0:47:480:47:51

-I'll never forget that feeling.

0:47:510:47:54

-I'm ready to go to bed

-and go to sleep.

0:47:570:48:00

-In the morning, I'll do

-what I've thought about all week.

0:48:000:48:05

-I'm going home.

0:48:050:48:07

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0:48:270:48:29

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Dim ond 4 person sydd erioed wedi gorffen y ras hon. A fydd Lowri'n yn ymuno â'r rhestr fer? Only 4 people have completed this race; will Lowri's name be on the short list of finishers?