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51st Original Mountain Marathon

27-Oct-2018 South West, UK, Location secret until August, UK (England)

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Mountains Race Race Terrain
120KM / 75Miles
2 Days - 2000 Runners

Alternate Distances: 80KM/50M 60KM/37M 40KM/25M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

Entry From £55 GBP

51st Original Mountain Marathon

The legendary Original Mountain Marathon, the UK’s biggest mountain race has shaped the UK outdoor community for 50 years. Since 1968 the UK’s greatest running legends, product creators & influential people have stood on the start line.

Created to give those who love being in the mountains an opportunity to challenge their abilities. Teams of 2 choose what kit they need and route and distance they'll cover to find a series of checkpoints spread across the mountains. The 2 day race stops at an overnight wildcamp where teams are unsupported and carry tent, sleeping bag and everything they will need.

7 course options are available for first timers to Elite Runners.  All abilities are welcome but competitors will be vetted for experience.

The OMM is a classic British race that everyone should do at least once.
2000 competitors with a waiting list from July. More info at www.theomm.com

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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

03:56 21-11-17

Fantastic event. Everybody should do this once in their life! It is held end of October, so you can be guaranteed the weather will not be pleasant! I took part in 2017, in the short score. The weather was horrible on the first day, which made the navigation extremely difficult. Your orienteering has to be very good for this event. As the description says, it is fell running, so do not expect nice, runnable trails. You have to carry all your food, tent, sleeping bad, etc which offers interesting dilemma: lightweight versus comfort... The organisation is perfect, the staff absolutely brilliant. It is a hard event but a real test of will power. I would definitely do it again :-)

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