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Decisions, decisions

THE ROUTE With the 53rd OMM only a few short weeks away, we thought it would be fitting to have a look at one of the many puzzles provided by the same course planners last time we visited the area back in 2017. Below you can see the problem presented on the Elite...

World’s Fastest Man To Take On The Bob Graham

In the run up to this festive season and with no OMM to report on, we sent our intrepid events reporter a little further north to catch up with the world’s fastest man and learn a few insights into how the rapidly changing world has impacted on his activities and how...

OMM 2021 Report

Dear competitors, We have been humbled by the concern that has been shown for the future of OMM after the event cancellation this year. WHAT HAPPENED? – The full report by Stuart Hamilton, OMM event Director At this stage I am normally recovered from sleep...

The Only Way Is Lancashire

The Lancashire Way – Northern Loop is 110mi of Lancashire’s (mostly) finest tracks, trails, fields, fells and coast. Ellis Bland takes it on in a oner and gives us an insight into what it takes to climb over that many stiles I gave up drinking a couple of years ago. I...

The Long Road to Recovery

And How To Enjoy The View By Lova Chechik The author and brother, Yasha, take the A Class win at the 2018 OMM in the Black Mountains “Cyclist vs Bus: bullseyed windscreen” it says on a whiteboard under my name. Injuries suspected “Head injury, ? pelvis, femur #” – not...

Bogged Down: The Bowland 1500

Ellis Bland takes on what may be the least desirable FKT in the UK;The Bowland 1500 – The worst round you’ve never heard of.  I’ve been told people spend a fortune at fancy Spa’s just to get their bodies submerged in mud. The “health benefits” include...

Classic Rock

Since publication in 1978, Ken Wilson’s definitive climber’s coffee table book and connoisseur’s tick list, Classic Rock has been a source of inspiration and day dreaming.  Fast forward to July 2018 and my phone goes *ping* “Don’t suppose you’re free next week and...

Original Everest Marathon

Combining 3 weeks of trekking and travel with one of the most scenic off-road marathons in the world, OEM has been wowing runners for over 30 years *Please Note: The OEM is not in any way affiliated with OMM – Original Mountain Marathon!Perhaps it is a quote from one...

Equality In the Fells

Is the OMM event prize structure wrong? But first… “Last night I saw an events company had posted about the weekend’s FRA relays on Facebook. They were congratulating the winning teams, but only the men’s. Somebody pulled them up on this in quite a light-hearted way,...




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