The OMM start to the season. This lighter version of Original Mountain Marathon offers the same course structure as the main October event but with the majority of courses returning to camp to allow for running without camping equipment and warmer weather. It’s also the perfect introduction to mountain marathons for newcomers.
18th-19th May 2013
Cold Springs Farm
SK17 6SS, grid SK044 746 on the A5004 just to the north west of Buxton
Elite – Ultra Marathon Distance - 7hr day 1, 5hr day 2 with wild camp
Long - expect 7hr day 1, 5hr day 2 return basecamp
Short - expect 5hr day 1, 4hr day 2 return basecamp
(N.B. All courses are score courses)
New for 2013, the OMM Lite is a 2 day pairs event that will provide a good season opener for experienced competitors and more accessible entry to Mountain Marathon running for newcomers to the sport. Sharing an event centre with the OMM Bike,competitors returning to camp will only need to carry navigation and safety equipment. We intend to have a variety of services at the HQ including physios, nutrition advice, bar and entertainment and are aiming to have a family friendly feel. The Elite Category will be Ultra Marathon distance or more (depending on your navigation), with a long and short distance course on offer as well. For those wishing to blur the boundaries competitors can mix a day on the bike and a day on foot.