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Niki’s Half Marathon Success

By Mountain Kingdoms on 03 Oct 2017
Categories: Office news

Niki’s Half Marathon Success

Operations Manager, Niki, took on the challenge of Cardiff half marathon, finishing with an impressive time of one hour, 29 minutes and 27 seconds, coming first in her age category - an amazing achievement! 

"I was hoping for sub one hour, 30 minutes, and was delighted to achieve that, just sneaking in at one hour, 29 minutes and 27 seconds, winning my age category (first female veteran over 50 out of over 600 in that category).
I was 33rd female out of nearly 10,000 women running the race. The Cardiff Half Marathon also incorporated the Welsh Half Marathon Championship so I will shortly be awarded with a gold medal for winning my age category. This completes a good year for me, having recently been selected to represent my country in the British & Irish Masters cross-country running championship in Derry in November. Sadly I won't be able to put on the Welsh vest for this race as I'll be in Nepal and Bhutan - a recce trip with Mountain Kingdoms for two new exciting treks!"

 

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Mountain Kingdoms has been running holidays across the world for the last 33 years, and now, as ever, the safety and well-being of our clients is our top priority. Since the start of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) outbreak we have been carefully monitoring developments in all the destinations we travel to, keeping in close contact with our partners on the ground and following the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice.

The situation is ever-changing and unpredictable but we have weathered many storms in the three decades that I have been at the helm of Mountain Kingdoms, from natural disasters to wars, assassinations and civil unrest. Mountain Kingdoms is a fully bonded company offering complete financial security - land only through ABTOT and air inclusive holidays through ATOL (2973). We are members of AITO and are fully accredited IATA agents. We have a highly experienced team here in the office and superb local partners across our destinations, all working hard to keep you safe and well, and to minimise any potential disruption.

I appreciate many of you may be concerned about what impact Covid-19 could have on your holiday arrangements. Whilst most situations will be covered by our usual booking conditions*, I am trying to be as flexible as possible in response to this unprecedented situation. Hopefully the guidelines below will make our policy clear but do get in touch with us on 01453 844400 if you have any questions at all.

Tourism is critical to many of the countries we travel to, so I do hope that you will continue with your holiday plans, and we will certainly do all we can to ensure that your holiday is a safe and enjoyable one.

Steve Berry

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