Sunday 30th April
What a weekend! Sunday had another good day of racing with some changes of positions on most of the courses. James brown/michael holloway took the top spot on the BIKE Short score and Mark McPhillips scored a huge 800 points on day 2 to clinch the title on the long score. In the running courses Gary Davies/Ceri Rees maintained their lead from day 1 to finish 100 points ahead of second place and Celia Kingham/David Kingham had a strong day to take first by a mere 19 points.
The main field enjoyed a good days racing with a bit of sun and dry trails the second day showed the Brecon Beacons at their best.
We’ve had a fantastic time here for the first OMM LITE & OMM BIKE event in the Brecon Beacons. The trails and paths are superb and can’t wait to come back again. We’d like to thank all the competitors for making the event such a success. You can download your finish line images here. Split times will be available soon. We look forward to seeing you at the next event which will be in the Surrey Hills on 1-2 July.
|BIKE LONG SCORE||1ST OVERALL||1st||Mark McPhillips||1610||12:07:02|
|BIKE LONG SCORE||2ND OVERALL||2nd||Ian Cartwright||1580||12:09:23|
|BIKE LONG SCORE||3RD OVERALL||3rd||Richard Haynes||1552||12:09:45|
|BIKE LONG SCORE||1ST VETS||2nd||Ian Cartwright||1580||12:09:23|
|BIKE LONG SCORE||1ST LADIES||7th||Iwona Szmyd||1400||11:43:24|
|BIKE LONG SCORE||1st MIXED||22nd||Malcolm Barr/Julie Barr||1000||11:40:42|
|BIKE SHORT SCORE||1ST OVERALL||1st||James brown/michael holloway||1051||09:07:43|
|BIKE SHORT SCORE||2ND OVERALL||2nd||Phil Clark||1016||08:56:30|
|BIKE SHORT SCORE||3RD OVERALL||3rd||Julian Hemsted||1008||09:07:35|
|BIKE SHORT SCORE||1ST VETS||3rd||Julian Hemsted||1008||09:07:35|
|BIKE SHORT SCORE||1ST LADIES||6th||Kate Darlington||778||09:09:42|
|BIKE SHORT SCORE||1st MIXED||10th||Maggie Salter/Dave Salter||676||08:57:20|
|BIKE SHORT SCORE||1ST FAMILY||7th||Chris Betts/Alex Betts||750||08:42:26|
|LITE LONG SCORE||1ST OVERALL||1st||Gary Davies/Ceri Rees||1028||12:14:54|
|LITE LONG SCORE||2ND OVERALL||2nd||Christine Currie/David Currie||928||11:53:57|
|LITE LONG SCORE||3RD OVERALL||3rd||Chris Baynham-Hughes/Laura Baynham-Hughes||827||12:01:53|
|LITE LONG SCORE||1ST VETS||6th||Paul Atkinson/Barry McElearney||712||12:07:31|
|LITE LONG SCORE||1ST LADIES||17th||Elspeth Cumber/Kate Cumber||620||11:38:18|
|LITE LONG SCORE||1st MIXED||2nd||Christine Currie/David Currie||928||11:53:57|
|LITE SHORT SCORE||1ST OVERALL||1st||Celia Kingham/David Kingham||569||08:51:12|
|LITE SHORT SCORE||2ND OVERALL||2nd||Emma Green/Emily Wood||550||08:51:43|
|LITE SHORT SCORE||3RD OVERALL||3rd||Rosemary Hurford/Sean Ledger||550||09:21:53|
|LITE SHORT SCORE||1ST VETS||1st||Celia Kingham/David Kingham||569||08:51:12|
|LITE SHORT SCORE||1ST LADIES||2nd||Emma Green/Emily Wood||550||08:51:43|
|LITE SHORT SCORE||1st MIXED||1st||Celia Kingham/David Kingham||569||08:51:12|
|LITE SHORT SCORE||1ST FAMILY||8th||Berin Jones/Charlie Jones||500||08:38:00|
Saturday 29th April
A fantastic day of racing followed by an evening sat around the camp reliving the decisions of the day. In the LITE long score Gary Davies/Ceri Rees took a commanding lead similarly Janine Roberts/Sam Scott on the short score. We’ll see if they have the legs to maintain this going into Sunday.
On the BIKE short score ten points separate Julian Hemsted and James brown/michael holloway on 470 & 460 points respectively. The long score see Ian Cartwright being chased by previous OMM BIKE winner Ifor Powell for the lead. With both race too close to call we’ll see who can carry this form into Sunday.
In the main field it was great to see so many out enjoying the race. As we passed one of the local pubs it was great to see a number of competitors had stopped for a “pit stop” mid race.
At the evening camp the BBQ’s were going and everyone looked to be enjoying the evening as the sun made a brief appearance making the whole campsite a very pleasant place to be.
Good luck to all the competitors on day 2!
Friday 28th April
We have arrived!!!!!!
Where are you all? The sun is shining and we’re excited about a fantastic weekend ahead of us.
We’re ready for the 400 competitors with their families and supporters descending on the event centre. We’ll keep posting image over the weekend on this page.
See you all soon.
Please ensure you download and sign the kit check form and bring it along to registration – this will save you lots of time on the day.
Your final competitor email should be arriving in you inbox shortly. Here’s a link to the final event information. In addition to this:
If you need to make changes to your team or change the course you are on, this can still be done at
Please could all competitors ensure that their footwear and bikes are clean and free of mud before arriving at the event to ensure that we do not endanger the biosecurity of the competition area. There will be a bike wash available over the weekend provided by Drover Cycles.
Due to last minute cancellations we now have 6 spare slots on either the Lite or the Bike Course next weekend – if you know of anyone who would like to get a last minute space please ask them to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note – that refund of your entry fee for late cancellations will now only be possible if there is another competitor to replace you.
Crickhowell Outdoors will be on site all weekend with to get any last minute or forgotten items of kit, please contact them prior to the event on 01873 810020 if you need something specific.
Drover Cycles will also be there to provide you with any bike spares, repairs or event last minute bike rental for you or any non competitors you may be bringing along. They will also be providing a bike wash down point. Contact them on 01497 822419 prior to the event for more information.
Guided Walks. Local volunteers from Walkers are Welcome will be hosting a guided walk on Saturday and Sunday mid/late morning. A great opportunity to see the beautiful countryside with the added bonus of a local guide with local knowledge. Children are welcome to join in too. We are initially thinking of approx. 5 miles distance but this will be adjusted to suit the group. Interested? Email email@example.com and you can sign up at the information desk by registration.
Mini Cycle Skills Course. Drover Cycles will be creating a mini skills course for youngsters at the event HQ. The set-up will involve limbo poles, cones and some simple obstacles, rumble strips etc. Young riders will have the opportunity to ride the circuit to see how well they can balance, manoeuvre and have fun at the same time! Bikes and helmets will be provided. A member of the Drover team will be on hand but children should be supervised by an adult when on the cours
Climbing Wall. The team from Gwent Outdoors Centres will be bringing a climbing wall along. All ages welcome to come and give it a go! Equipment provided.
If you haven’t done already please remember to fill in the details for yourself and your partner. To do this log into your account on the OMM website and select your event entry. Remember if you need to change names or the course you are on for any reason this can be done online until 14th April and then it is still possible make changes at registration. WE HAVE A WAITING LIST FOR THIS EVENT so if you unfortunately need to cancel please email emma@theomm.
We are really pleased to have Claire’s Kitchen providing catering and a bar for us for the whole weekend. The full menu is available here and remember that the meal when you return on Sunday is FREE to competitors! If you have any specific dietary requirements (other than vegetarian) please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to cater for you.
Are you are in the awful position of no longer being able to make the event? If so – we’re sorry to hear that! But could you please let us know. We have a list of teams on the reserve list waiting for a place so if we can replace you, you will receive a refund of your entry fee.