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Manx Mountain Marathon

31-Mar-2018 Ramsey, UK (Isle of Man)

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50KM / 31Miles
1 Day - 100 Runners

Alternate Distances: 22KM/14M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £25 GBP

The Manx Mountain Marathon is a one day endurance mountain race, from Ramsey in the North of the Island, to Port Erin in the South. It takes you on a journey through the islands northern fells and onto the stunning cliffs of the south. There is 2500m of climbing over the route. The winner usually completes the full course in around five hours.

Some navigation may be needed in poor visibility and it is expected that competitors carry full FRA safety equipment.

There is a shorter 'half mountain marathon' starting in the village of St Johns and then following the southern section of the full race. The half is 22km long and 1800m of climbing.

The island is serviced with ferry and air routes, with an abundance of B&B's. The MFR running club is available to help with enquiries.

This is a local event with an international heritage - if you enjoy running in wild and beautiful places, this is the race for you.

Join us in Easter 2018...

 

Read Charlie Sharpe's race review of the 2014 edition HERE.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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chrisk

08:36 19-11-17

I've run this race twice - once in the pouring rain with my hood up and once in blazing sunshine with no sunscreen (that hurt!). I've also marshalled on it a couple of times as it's such a good day out and I live on the island. The route is fantastic and I train on bits of it most weeks. I live in Ramsey and my house looks over the North Barrule ridge. It's a beautiful run in all weathers and lifts your soul. I work 'down south' so also regularly play on the cliff tops. These too are stunning and on a clear day you can see the Mourne mountians to the west. If you've never been to the island, it is well worththe hassle of getting here. The Easter weekend will be enough to whet your appetite and you'll be back! Before you dismiss the race because of the location, check out the flights. You can get here for less than £50 return if you book early enough. What you waiting for...?

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Johnoregan777

03:41 02-08-17

My review of the Isle of Man Mountain Ultra as featured in Trail Running Magazine.
http://www.isleofmanmountainultra.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Trail-Running-Magazine-Article.pdf

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shelf

03:13 12-10-15

Fantastic race. Obviously (assuming you don't already live there) it's slightly harder to get to than many races, but make a weekend of it and you'll have a great time. The organisation is good, the race is well supported by Manx Fell runners and the scenery is great. For more positivity see my blog on the 2015 race - http://challengestu.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/more-than-race-isle-of-man-ultra.html

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