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OMM Festival - Ultra Race, Orienteering, Mountain Biking

05-May-2018 The Speech House Hotel Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 7EL, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
100KM / 62Miles
3 Days - 1000 Runners

Alternate Distances: 50KM/31M 42KM/26M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Beginner  

Entry From £30 GBP

OMM Festival brings the Ultra Racing, Orienteering & Mountain Biking worlds together.

Saturday 4th May

  • OMM LITE Ultra Race – 7 hrs or 5 hrs, how far can you run?
  • OMM BIKE – 7 hrs or 5 hrs, how far can you ride?
  • Outdoors Magic Trail Race – Half or Full Marathon

Sunday 5th May

  • OMM BIKE – Day2, Swap to the bikes?
  • OMM LITE Ultra Race – Day 2, For those who haven’t had enough.
  • Bristol Orienteering Club Races – Fast navigation through the forest. Distance, difficulty options.

All set at the festival event centre:

  • 50m marquee
  • Catering & Bar
  • Entertainment
  • Workshops
  • Kids courses
  • Kit testing

Choose your events, bring the BBQ, the big tent, your friends or family for an epic weekend!!

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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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pasc

04:36 14-05-18

I took part to the OMM festival in 2018, we did the OMMlite, short course. The principle is the same as any score course in mountain marathons: try to collect as many check points as possible, in a set time. So the brain needs to work too and the navigation has to be spot on! The main difference in here: we come back to base camp for the night, so no need to carry tent, sleeping bags and so on. This actually makes the atmosphere very different from the "real" OMM: more laid back, family friendly and festival-like (the clue is in the name ;-)).
The location this year was the forest of Dean, so not as hilly and challenging as typical OMM locations. We could cover more ground than usual, which made it a quite fast course.
This event is fantastic and I would highly recommend it!

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