Sunday, 4 November 2012

OMM 2012

YC ran the Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) with Paul Hainsworth last weekend.  We were in the A class - 40 miles of yomping/navigation from one checkpoint to the next over 2 days.  The event was held in the Howgills at Sedbergh.  Saturday was cold but beautifully sunny.  Sunday was cold and (not so beautifully) wet.  But we managed to complete the course - an anchievement in itself when over the half the field on our course dropped out.  Hills climbed included The Calf, Green Bell, and Wild Boar Fell.  The overnight camp was chilly, but Paul had brought a secret ingredient to fend off the cold: a couple of miniatures of Highland Park whisky.  And very effective it was too.

There is more detailed report on the NFR website (here).

Saturday's start
Paul heading for the Howgills
steep climbing in the Howgills
wet but cheery at the finish