The originators of the two day mountain marathon have announced an expanded program of events for 2013.
OMM began the discipline of mountain marathon as the KIMM way back in 1968. Over the years little has changed about the core event and the challenge it represents. Pairs pit their fitness and navigation skills against the course, other competitors and the elements to race across the wild areas of the UK over two days whilst being self sufficient.
The core event continues to be the largest of its type in existence and will again take place in the final weekend in October in Wales. Stu Hamilton, Events Director, said, “This time of year helps set the character of the event. No matter where we are you just don’t know what the conditions may bring. The teams therefore have to be ready for anything.”
In order to appeal to the rapidly growing community of up and coming adventurers and those who find road races, triathlons, ironmen etc yesterdays news OMM have launched a number of supporting events in the UK as well as a couple of truly inspirational international events.
OMM Iceland 25th – 26th May, The Blue Lagoon, Reyjavik. Entries open
OMM France 17th – 18th August, Jura Mountains. Entries open
Extrem Maraton – Denmark. 25th – 26th May. Entries open.
2013 sees the arrival of OMM Lite and OMM Bike in the Peak District on the weekend 18th May,
In order to protect the environment and the experience for the competitors the places are unfortunately limited. Entries for all events will be open by 31st Jan. If you are up for the challenge then go to the website www.theomm.com.
Lakeland Trails: This year’s very popular series of trail races have been announced for 2013.
All the races take place in the UK’s Lake District. Lakeland trails quote ‘A festive, family-friendly, carnival atmosphere awaits you at every venue’. The events are well organised and have good safety cover on the courses:
To be able to complete in the iconic UTMB races which are held each year in the Alps you must first qualify by earning points from qualification races;
The points required for qualification to the various races; UTMB® : 7 points details CCC® : 2 points details TDS™ : 2 points details
The event HQ is Chamonix in the French Alps, however the CC and TDS routes start from Courmayeur in Italy.
The HEBRIDEAN CHALLENGE (The Heb) is back in 2013. One of Britains iconic adventure races returns with ‘Durty Events’ (the winner of the ‘Triathlon of the Year 2012’) organising the race. Gary Tompsett an experienced adventure racer and planner will be in charge of putting together this challenging course set in the Hebridean Islands.
This unique race is for teams of 3 or Solos. Each night, the race will stop overnight in one of the island communities. The event will be held from 5-7 September. Further details
The SLMM is a two-day mountain navigation event open to teams of two and solo Klets (elite) competitors. A limit on the total number of entries on each course has been set, in accordance with the wishes of landowners and environmental organisations. Entries are now Open.
This is a great event that is fantastic for beginers and seasoned mountain marathoners alike.
There is a friendly overnight camp which always has a great atmosphere. Further details; Saunders – 6 July 2013
Endurancelife: The Coastal Trail Race Series is proving to be very popular with the next event in Dorset on the 8 December 2012 already sold out. However there are still spaces available at the rest of the series races; South Devon 9 February 2013 Northumberland 2 March 2013 Sussex 23 March 2013 Exmoor 13 April 2013 North York Moors 4 May 2013 Flete 26 May 2013
The Coastal Trail Series CTS team has carefully selected the most iconic sections of our special British coastline and have put together a severn stage series that represents a wild and varied cross-section of coastal landscapes and terrain. As well as the ultra runs there area also options at each of the events for shorter distances with 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon
Ride London 100: Possibly the biggest cycling event Britain has ever seen.
Demand for places in the inaugural RideLondon100 is anticipated to outstrip supply, the entry process will shut when 75,000 people are registered or no later 4th January 2013. 20,000 amateur cyclists are expected to take part in this 100 mile ride which is a modified version of the London 2012 Olympic Road Race route. It is anticipated that the event will be over-subscribed and that a ballot will be held to allocate places in the event. Further details