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OMM 2013

OMM

The OMM 2013


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.

The HEBRIDEAN CHALLENGE (The Heb)

Durty Events have brought back ‘The HEB’

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

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon (SLMM)

Saunders: 35th Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon (SLMM)

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