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If you have a story to tell, whether it’s from the OMM, another race or challenge or just how you use our kit, get in touch! Just pop an email to james@team-ark.com and who knows, you might just earn yourself some free kit!

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TRIPLE CROWN

TRIPLE CROWN TRIPLE CROWN Triple Crown Alvaro de la Camara Bob graham Paddy Buckley Charlie Ramsay Wake up. Coffee. PB&J. Drive to nearest hill. Warm up. Hill reps. I feel like I have jumped on a wave where things are on...

5 Top UK Hill Runs

5 Top UK Hill Runs Emily Woodhouse We asked Emily to take a deep dive on some of the best hill runs in the UK and what better place to start than with some of our competitors and athletes? If you don’t see your favourite here, be sure to let us know what we’re missing...

What Running Taught Me About Being a Woman

In many ways, the world of running can feel like a man’s world. What Fell Running Taught Me About Being a Woman Particularly in longer distances and off-road events, standing on the start line can feel like you’re the only woman there. So, on International Women’s...

Guide To Ultrarunning: What’s Next?

Guide To Ultrarunning: What's Next? Emily Cartigny In the third and final instalment of her Guide To Ultrarunning series, Emily Cartigny asks ‘What’s Next?’. Whether its throwing yourself straight into bigger and better challenges or just throwing your trainers in the...

Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey Every year, Lakeland Orienteering Club (LOC) organises a series of three events between Christmas and New Year, called the Turkey Races. This year, the three events were at Rydal Hall, Bogle Crag and Torver Low...

RED NEEDLE

If you have a story to tell, whether it’s from the OMM, another race or challenge or just how you use our kit, get in touch! Just pop an email to james@team-ark.com and who knows, you might just earn yourself some free kit!More Like this

A Fellish Idea

A Fellish Idea Bob Graham Weekend Warrior A Fellish Idea How to tackle the UK´s premiere 66mile off-road running challenge in the English Lake District on a 54-hour weekend round trip from London Euston A Fellish Idea Fastpacking the bob graham. Bob Graham Fastpack,...

Fit To Parent: Finding Balance in Family Life

Regular readers of the OMM blog might remember my recent article ‘Secrets of the Pros’. In it, I talked about some of the things I’ve learned working alongside some of the world’s leading athletes. I’ve spent most of my life involved with sports in some form or...

Runs in the Family: A Generation of OMM

in its 54th year, the Original Mountain Marathon event has chosen to introduce a new category to its prize giving: Family Generation Team. Runs in the Family: A Generation of OMM The Original Mountain Marathon (OMM; previously known as KIMM) is a cornerstone of the...

54th OMM, Eryri: Race Director’s Report

54th OMM Eryri Race Director's Report Dave Chapman 54th OMM Eryri Race Director's Report What a fantastic area! The contrast between the runnable terrain of the northern Carneddau and the rocky southern area. The gentle slopes to the north and the steep descent to the...

54th OMM, Eryri: Event Director’s Report

54th OMM, Eryri: Event Director’s Report 54th OMM, Eryri: Event Director’s Report 54th OMM Eryri Director's Report Stuart Hamilton 54th OMM Eryri Director's Report The Eryri OMM – the 54th iteration of a Corinthian test of mountain ability.  It is an event...

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