OMM Rules and Conditions of Entry
1.Entries open in Jan/Feb and entries close July/August.
2.1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners from the last 3 events (other than elite and long score) are ineligible for prizes when competing in the same or lower course.
3.Automatic entry is given to winners of any course or category in the last 3 events, planners and controllers of previous OMM events and international teams.
4.We receive entries in excess of the maximum places available. We therefore operate a selection draw once entry is closed.
5.Entries remaining after the maximum numbers have been reached will be held on a reserve list to be allocated places if available as accepted competitors withdraw from the event.
6.Anyone submitting more than one entry will be disqualified from the event.
7.The start list will be published on our website www.theomm.com after the entry draw. A printed event programme will be sent to all successful entrants shortly thereafter.
8.Unsuccessful teams will be advised they have not been successful, and receive a full refund of the entry fee.
9. For all cancellations received up to the closing date of July 27th a full refund is made. After that date a refund is only given (90%) if the entry can be passed onto another team. Entries cannot be deferred to future years.
OMM COMPETITION RULES AND CONDUCT
1. In order to conduct the competition on a fair and equal basis for all participants, and ensure safety, it is necessary to apply rules governing a competitor’s conduct, clothing and equipment. These rules, which are set out below will be STRINGENTLY enforced.
Anyone found to be in breach of these rules will be automatically disqualified from the current event and potentially banned from future events.
2.THE GOLDEN RULE: Once registered, competitors must report to the event headquarters and return their scoring tag by 17.00 hours on the Sunday whether they have completed the course or not.
Without it the team is deemed missing and will be searched for!
3. Elite Class, all competitors must be 18 years old on the date of the competition and at least one of each team must be 20 years. In other classes A,B,C,D and Score, all competitors must be 16 years on the day of the competition and at least one of each team must be 18 years.
4. A minimum of mountain experience, navigation and outdoor, is essential and must be completed on the entry form.
5.The event is for teams of two and pairs must maintain contact (communicate by voice) throughout the competition. Both team members must visit the control sites together carrying all their equipment. ie: rucksacks must be in possession of the teams at all times. If one member of the team cannot continue the whole team is retired - The map provides an emergency telephone number and radio control points to seek assistance. The only exception is in the case of an emergency, when competitors must exercise their own mountain judgment as to the appropriate action to take, including leaving a partner in a warm safe environment to seek help from others.
6. Out of Bounds areas and compulsory crossing points are marked on the competition map and must be respected.
7.Teams must carry or wear the equipment and clothing on the official kit list. This is the absolute minimum for safety and survival. The equipment check list must be completed, signed and resented at registration.
8.No dogs are permitted in the competition area.
9.Competitors must not seek to obtain unfair advantage by searching for courses or inspecting the competition area before the event. Note: Access permission to the competition area is restricted to the weekend of the event only.
10.Use of GPS and mobile phones is not allowed. Mobile phones, including those with a GPS function, may be carried, but must be presented at registration switched off and sealed in a bag by the organisers, and remain off throughout the duration of the event, except in a case of emergency where a team has retired.
11.Competitors who, in the opinion of the organisers, act in such a way to bring the event into disrepute or unnecessarily endanger other competitors or race officials will be disqualified and may be banned.
12.Competitors must permit the examination of their equipment by race officials at all times.
13.On completion of the course all competitors must still be in possession of sufficient rations for an emergency.
14.No open fires permitted anywhere on the course or at the Overnight campsite
15.At the mid-way campsite, no unnecessary noise please, after 22.00hrs.
16. Start times for both days, overnight course closure times and final day two course closure times are all printed clearly on the event details and must be clearly adhered to. Teams failing to finish within the course times may be disqualified or may be aloud to continue but marked as ‘Timed Out’ at organisers discretion.
OMM MANDATORY EQUIPMENT LIST
Each individual and team is responsible for being properly equipped for two days unsupported racing in exposed terrain at the end of October. This list should be seen as a minimum requirement only, and is open to variation, experience permitting. Check the weather forecast, your previous experience and use sound judgment for the kit you should be wearing and carrying.The organisers reserve the right to disqualify any competitors who, in their opinion, do not have the necessary kit to survive in an emergency situation. Cotton clothing is not suitable, so Jeans, T Shirts Sweatshirts etc... are not permitted!
EACH COMPETITOR MUST WEAR OR CARRY THE FOLLOWING:
- Taped waterproof jacket with hood
- Taped waterproof trousers
- Additional full leg cover, suitable for mountain running and walking.
- Base layer top
- Additional warm layer top
- Hat, Gloves & Socks
- Footwear designed for ‘Off-Trail’ use, with suitable grip for mountain & fell conditions
- Headtorch capable of giving useable light for a minimum of 12 hours
- Whistle & Compass
- Map (as supplied)
- Insulated Sleeping bag
- First aid equipment (Minimum 1 x crepe bandage, 2 x wound dressing, 2 x adhesive dressing, 1 x Triangular bandage + pin.)
- Pen/pencil and paper capable of being used in wet conditions
- Survival bag ( Not a sheet)
- Emergency rations
EACH TEAM MUST CARRY THE FOLLOWING AT ALL TIMES:
- Cooking equipment including stove with sufficient fuel for duration of the race, plus some spare for emergency use, left at the end of the event.
- Tent with sewn in groundsheet
- Food for 36 hours for two people.