51st OMM in the Black Mountains.
51st Original Mountain Marathon will be held in the Black Mountains of South Wales & England.
As a whole the area it’s not somewhere the OMM event has visited before. The Black Mountains offers a good mix of technical & open runnable terrain. The area has few paths and trail which is ideal for course setting. The course planners report “the terrain offers good route options and will provide the competitors with some interesting decisions during the weekend”
We look forward to catching up with everyone in October. If you have any questions you can ask them either in the Competitors groups on FaceBook and Strava or through the website.
OMM matchmaking service!
Cilla Black has nothing on us. If you’re team mate is injured, still scared from last year or you just don’t like them send a message to the OMM Centre firstname.lastname@example.org. The team have a list of people requiring team mates and can find you that special running someone.
About the Black Mountains:
This wild, remote, thinly populated region is not to be confused with the better-known Black Mountains in the east, or the peak called Black Mountain, south of Hay-on-Wye, which is in the Black Mountains.
The Black Mountain range stretches approximately from Ammanford in the south-west to Sennybridge in the north-east. It culminates in the summit of Fan Brycheiniog (802m), contains the two enchanting glacial lakes of Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn y Fan Fawr, and is separated from the Fforest Fawr massif by the Tawe valley. The sources of both the River Tawe and the River Usk are found on the eastern flanks of the range.
In the most part, these uplands are formed from old red sandstone, with spectacular north and east facing scarps in the north-eastern section. There are also hard, erosion-resistant bands of carboniferous limestone and millstone grit in the south and west of the range.
The surrounding region has a fascinating cultural heritage and is the stronghold for the Welsh language in the National Park.
A special thanks to the National Parks & Land Owners involved in this years event. The welcoming support of our wild spaces makes 50 years of The OMM possible.