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 Download and sign Kit Check Declaration
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.
25th April – 4 days to go!
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.
20th April – 9 days to go!
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 email@example.com
Please note – that refund of your entry fee for late cancellations will now only be possible if there is another competitor to replace you.
19th April – 10 days to go!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
6th April – 3 weeks to go!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO FILL IN YOUR TEAMS DETAILS
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.
FOOD AND DRINK
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 email@example.com and we will do our best to cater for you.
8th March: NEED TO CANCEL?
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.
3rd March: COMPETITOR UPDATE – 8 WEEKS TO GO!
Less than 8 weeks to go until we will all be at the OMM Lite and Bike in the Brecon Beacons. The event is already sold out and we’re really excited about seeing you all.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the village of Cwmdu, right in the middle of the
competition area. For those of you who haven’t been to the Brecon Beacons before you’re
in for a treat and as usual we have ordered sunshine!
- Big heated marquee
- Hot food, drinks and a bar from Claire’s Outdoor Kitchen (menu to follow) and remember your meal when you finish on Sunday is included in your entry fee. Three
- Sports Therapists will be on hand for advice and to ease away those aches and pain when you finish each day.
- Crickhowell Outdoors will be on site with a selection of OMM kit and other outdoor equipment, so no problem if you forget that one important item (or want to treat yourself for trying so hard!)
- Drover Cycles will also be along to provide last minute repairs and spares for those of you riding (and some demo bikes to tempt you!)
FAMILY OR FRIENDS CAN CAMP FOR FREE!
BUT spaces for extra campers are limited so if you are bringing non-competitors along
please let us know. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
ACTIVITIES WHILST YOU’RE ON THE COURSE
- Guided Walk Sat/Sun.
- Local volunteers from Walkers are Welcome will be hosting a guided walk on Saturday and Sunday. 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
- 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 course.
- Drover Cycles have a wide range of bikes for hire so if family/friends would like to explore the areas bridleways why not get in touch with Anna who will be happy to help (01497 822419)
- 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.
The camping field is right next door to the Event HQ and you can park next to your tent. We
provide toilets and water. You can also bring your campervan or caravan, just be aware
there is no hard standing or electric hook ups, but Cwmdu Campsite has excellent facilities if
If you’d like to sleep in a little more luxury then you are welcome to stay in one of the many
B&Bs or hotels in the area. Lots more information on the beautiful and wild Brecon
COMPETITOR DETAILS, COURSE CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS
Up to 14 Apr 16. Changes to the course you’ve entered, names changes or completion of
competitor details can be made by logging into your OMM account.
After 14 Apr 16. Changes can be made at Registration.
Cancellation. If you can no longer attend please inform firstname.lastname@example.org . Before 2
Mar 17 you will receive a full refund, as we are sold out this may still be possible after this
date if we have someone on the reserve list to replace you.
More information about the event can be found here. But if you still have unanswered
questions please email email@example.com
We’ll be in touch again soon and look forward to seeing you in April!