Two challenges, two athletes drawing from ONE inner strength

As a major event in the farming calendar leaves a gaping hole for social gatherings this week (RWAS), one volunteer led healthy minds organisation in rural Wales will introduce two world class extreme sport personalities to an on-line event to inspire the farming community.

Number 1 World Machine Shearing titleholder, Richard Jones from Glyndyfrdwy and world-class extreme endurance runner and TV presenter, Lowri Morgan joins experienced broadcaster Nic Parry at Rhug Estate to share the endurance, resilience and mental strength needed to achieve these physical challenges.

The Welsh on-line event, which begins at 8pm, this Wednesday 21 July is organised by Nerth Dy Ben*, a volunteer-run organisation that aims to give individuals a platform to share positive experiences, in Welsh, about living and working in rural Wales.

The brainchild behind the project, ‘Dau fyd, Dau athletwr, Un nerth’ Alaw Owen from Denbigh said: “With Clwyd county playing host to the Royal Welsh Show the minute the gates of the event are physically opened, there is an obvious gap in the social element of the show this year.  

“We were keen to offer an event and try and re-invent the buzz we feel on a typical Wednesday evening at the Sheep Shearing Shed in Builth Wells.

“Inviting our very own local hero, Richard as a world champion shearer and Lowri as an ambassador for women in extreme sport, it offers an opportunity to delve into their lives and see what gives them the power and drive to work through the challenges they face as extreme sport enthusiasts at the top of their game. 

“We hope it will also inspire and encourage people watching and listening to think about their strengths, what they achieve on a daily basis, physically and mentally, and the strength and perseverance that exists within our rural agricultural lives.”

Nerth Dy Ben is grateful to event sponsors, FUW and Rhug Estate, together with the support of British Wool and Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych.

For more information regarding this Welsh speaking event which begins promptly at 8pm this Wednesday, 21 July, visit Nerth dy Ben Facebook page or YouTube channel or go to