We take a look ahead at the 2021 Mountain Marathon line-up.
GREAT LAKELAND 3 DAY
Overview:The SILVA GL3D™ is an adventurous three-day mountain marathon with a unique, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that attracts both runners and long-distance walkers. Over the years the event has built up a dedicated following of participants who enjoy the challenge of three long, consecutive days in the hills. The start and finish is in the same location so that participants can get maximum enjoyment, with competitor’s overnight kit transported between each camp.
KONG MOUNTAIN MARATHON
Overview:ALL NEW FOR 2021! The Kong Mountain Marathon is designed to test both orienteering and fell running skills in extreme wild country terrain in Scotland over a two day period. Each team of two navigates their way over the Scottish hills aiming to find a series of checkpoints as quickly as they can. Each team has to be self-sufficient and carry all their gear including equipment and food for an overnight camp. None of the courses or the overnight remote campsite location are disclosed until the team actually starts on Day 1. This promises to be an absolute stunner!
SAUNDERS LAKELAND MOUNTAIN MARATHON
Overview: The Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon (SLMM) is a two-day mountain navigation competition (or race) that is held annually in the Lake District for pairs and experienced solo entrants. The event comprises 8 courses of which 6 are solely for pairs of runners, one is exclusively for solo competitors and one course is open for both pairs and solo entrants. After expertly pivoting to a virtual course in 2020, it will be great to get back out on the fells with this excellently run event.
MOURNE MOUNTAIN MARATHON
Overview:The Mourne Mountain Marathon is Ireland’s only two day endurance and navigation event held each year in the beautiful mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland. It is run entirely on a voluntary and non-profit basis by a team with many years experience of organising and competing in this type of event.
OMM – ORIGINAL MOUNTAIN MARATHON
Overview: The daddy of Mountain Marathons and the one that started it all. The UK’s biggest mountain race has shaped the UK outdoor community for over 50 years. Since 1968 the UK’s greatest running legends, product creators & influential people have stood on the start line. 2020 was the first time in 53 years that the OMM didn’t go ahead so we’re all chomping at the bit to get back out there in the rain and the clag and bog!