British Elite runners challenge Danes in Danish National Event, Nordisk Extrem Maraton (Danish OMM)
UK Elite runners Shane Ohly and Duncan Archer (Team GB) will be competing in The Danish OMM (Nordisk Extrem Maraton) in the forests of Silkeborg in Denmark, on the 25-26 May 2013. This will give Danish competitors the opportunity to test themselves against these international elite runners.
Shane’s achievements include (from www.shaneohly.com)
- Winter Ramsay Round Record 2008
- 1st Elite Mixed in the High Peak Marathon, Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon and Original Mountain Marathon all in 2007
- 2nd Elite Dartmoor Mountain Marathon 2010
- 5th Elite Original Mountain Marathon 2010
- 2nd Klets Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 2011
- 1st Elite Original Mountain Marathon 2011
Duncan Archer has an impressive list of achievements. Formerly a member of the GB orienteering squad his achievements include
- 5th Elite OMM 2010
- 1st Elite OMM 2011
- 2nd Elite OMM 2012 (all with Shane)
- 1st Elite Lowe Alpine MM 2011 and 2012
- Previously member of British Orienteering team.
See the article from when they won a very dramatic OMM in 2011.
The Danish OMM (Nordisk Extreme Maraton).
In it’s 11th year Extreme Marathon takes place in and around Silkeborg in Denmark’s Jutland. It was the founding race for trail and fell running in Denmark. The race changes from year to year and has competitors who return again and again. The "mountain race" takes place in Denmark´s largest forest complex and in some of the country's most beautiful scenery. During the 2 days of competition the participants cross hills, stride through valleys, cross bogs and swamps, cross River Gudenåen and experience breathtaking views.
The race has the following classes: X35difficult, X35, X50, and X70 are for 2-person teams. This years new stage is the XT42 - a two day solo trail run over 3 stages.
The overnight camp is always at an idyllic campsite away from registration. Teams are totally self-supporting. Distances cover from 35-90km. In 2013 the organizers expect that the number of participants will double.
The number of international teams increases each year. There are now teams from Sweden, England, Japan and other areas of Europe.
Name: Nordic Extreme Marathon (the Danish OMM)
Date: 25-26. May 2013
Where: Start: Vejlsøhus - Ferskvandscentret in Silkeborg
Distances: 35km, 50km or 70km (Orienteering) or 42.2 km trail (marked route)
All run over 2 days.