LAMM 2005 18th/19th
A Two-Day Competition for Pairs
with Overnight Campsite
Location is 2½ Hrs Drive North
of Glasgow/Edinburgh, 2½ Hrs Drive from Inverness!
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The LAMM has taken place at Arrochar 1994, Isle
of Mull 1995, Lochaber 1996, Isle of Jura 1997, Ardgour 1998, Black
Mount 1999, Glen Shiel 2000, Loch Laggan 2001, Braes of Balquhidder
2002, Spittal O Glenshee 2003 and last year at Glencarron.
For all of us these events have provided unique challenges and unforgettable
experiences. This year our event will as usual take place in a remote,
high mountain region of the Scottish Highlands. It is a two-day
mountain orienteering competition with an overnight camp at a remote
location. Teams run in pairs and carry lightweight camping equipment,
clothes and food to sustain themselves for 36 hours. You can choose
from six courses ranging from Elite to Novice depending on your
ability and fitness. The aim is to visit each of the checkpoints
on your course and the times for both days are aggregated to find
The many landowners and local people have already
been most helpful during the early planning stages. Our event has
a reputation for providing the competitors with novel surprises
and as usual we ask you to expect the unexpected. We would prefer
teams only to apply if they are sure that they will feel able to
enter into the spirit of the event.
EVENT ORGANISING TEAM
I am Martin Stone, the Event
Organiser. I have organised the LAMM each year since it began in
1994, also the Scottish 4000s Duathlon and the Hebridean Challenge.
My sporting background is long distance mountain running and mountain
marathons. Apart from organising events I provide timing and scoring
systems/consultancy for sporting and corporate events through my
UK Ltd. Our planner this year is Andy Creber, well known
to MMers as both a planner and competitor. He planned for us at
Spittal O Glenshee 2003. Our controller is Angela Mudge,
top Scottish mountain runner who planned LAMM 2004 and controlled
LAMM 2003. Andrew Leaney will manage our website, provide
results and live webcast during the weekend itself. Twenty or so
friends of the event help as marshals during the weekend.
We hope to provide you with a great weekend of
racing and adventure at the connoisseurs Mountain Marathon.
EXCELLENT NEWS FROM LOWE ALPINE
We are delighted to be able to announce another three years of LAMM
sponsorship from Lowe Alpine and this secures the event for the
foreseeable future. Lowe Alpine has been a great sponsor ever since
the first event at Arrochar in 1994. Many thanks from the organisers
and competitors alike for a top commitment to people, enjoying competition
in the mountains.
OBTAINING PRECISE DETAILS OF THE
At the request of the estates concerned and also to keep
you guessing, further information about the location will NOT
be provided until 14:00hrs on Thursday 16th June. There will
then be two ways to obtain details of the location:
Those with Internet access should look on web site
where details will remain until after the event. It will be best
to visit the LAMM website, which will tell you far more than is
possible in a brief message.
If you are still living in the technological Dark
Ages, please telephone Lowe Alpine between 18.00hrs on Thursday
16th June -> 08.00hrs on Friday 17th June to hear a brief
recorded message. You will see the phone number in the Final Details
that will appear on the website in early June. This message will
be removed at 08.00hrs on Friday 17th June and no further assistance
can then be provided. Please do not jam Lowe Alpine's switchboard
during normal business hours on Friday 17th June with questions
about the event - they will not be able to assist you.
If you expect to be en route to the area or on holiday
in Scotland before the Thursday evening, it may be best to arrange
to telephone a friend who has retrieved the information you require
- we will not be able to assist you with any more clues.
Should you become aware of the location by accident,
we are relying on you to keep it to yourself and under no circumstances
to spoil the surprise for others by 'spouting off'. Anyone found
to be passing on this information will have their entry fee returned
and is barred from future events.
From the experience of previous years, we expect
the event to fill quickly. The format of the competition itself
will be fairly straightforward for those with experience of 2-day
Mountain Marathons and we hope to keep the organisation informal
and friendly. The emphasis will be on good courses and the quality
of the race itself.
RECEIVING EMAIL UPDATES AND OBTAINING
INFORMATION FROM THE WEB SITE
Our event was the first UK Mountain Marathon to make
use of a website in 1998. More than 2700 of you have already subscribed
to the Staminade Events email mailing list to receive regular news
updates about important issues and so that we can tell you when
you need to take another look at the website. If you haven't already
subscribed, it is important that you visit www.lamm.co.uk
and subscribe to the list.
BRIEF DETAILS OF THE WEEKEND &
ARRIVING ON FRIDAY:
Yellow LAMM signs will direct you to the parking area. The car park
will not open until 13.00, so please do not come to the venue
by vehicle until then. Wherever possible please share transport
with another team, as parking space is especially limited this year.
There will be no car key deposit so please keep your keys with you.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage, should an
unfortunate incident occur. There will be a walk of about 3KM
from the parking to the Event Centre. As it is not be possible to
return to your vehicles before the event, you will need to have
a largish rucksack available so that you can carry everything you
need for the weekend to the Event Centre.
be open from 16:00 01:00 on the Friday but will be
closed from 22:00 22:45 for the marshals briefing.
At registration you will receive your SI-Card and wriststrap, 2
small polybags for the Control Descriptions (which are not waterproof),
a pair of foot shaped plastic bags care of Sidas and the 2005 LAMM
car sticker. The Information Desk will provide your Saturday start
time, the relevant vouchers for laminated maps and allow you to
register team/course changes.
ACCOMMODATION ON FRIDAY NIGHT:
There is very little convenient B&B accommodation available
close to the Event Centre. You are strongly recommended to bring
two tents, camp at the Event Centre this year and leave your basecamp
tent erected during the weekend. Details of any accommodation will
be available at registration.
ARRIVING ON SATURDAY MORNING:
We think that you will enjoy the ambience of the event more if you
are able to arrive on Friday. However, if this is not possible,
the parking area and registration will be open on Saturday morning
from 06:00 07:00. If you are registering on Friday
and using accommodation away from the Event Centre or not arriving
to register until Saturday morning most of you will be given start
times nearer to 09:00.
USE OUR TRANSPORT FROM GLASGOW:
We are organising optional transport on Friday evening, which will
carry you directly to the Event Centre with the option to return
on Sunday. If in due course you wish to book on one of the coaches,
complete the online booking form by 11th JUNE LATEST so that
we can schedule the coaches to meet your requirements. Details of
those who have booked are displayed immediately on the website and
precise details of the arrangement will be displayed there by 13th
June. Coach managers will try to ensure that connections
are kept with late-running trains, coaches and flights, so long
as we are made aware that people are arriving on them.
Glasgow: Do not confuse Glasgow Airport with
Prestwick Airport, which is 1 hour to the SW of Glasgow. If you
do fly to Prestwick and wish to use our transport you will need
to catch a train into the centre of Glasgow, to arrive there by
19:00. There will be one coach from Glasgow. In view of the distance
to the venue, the transport on Friday will leave Glasgow Buchanan
Bus Station at 19:30 and Glasgow Airport at 20:00. Please don't
make bookings on trains/buses that get to Glasgow later than 19:00
or planes that get to Glasgow Airport later than 19:30. On Sunday,
our transport to Glasgow will leave the Event Centre at 16:00
and is only intended to connect with flights leaving Glasgow Airport
after 19:30. Transport will then call at Glasgow railway station
and Buchanan Bus Station. Please don't book onward transport from
the centre of Glasgow before 19:30.
FLY DRIVE: The
deals available at the moment from the budget airlines are truly
fantastic. We have a special page on the website devoted to helping
those who arrive early on the Friday by plane to be put in touch
with others who might like to share a hire car rather than wait
for our coach transport.
Useful online booking websites include:
www4.flybe.com www.flybmi.com www.ryanair.co.uk
HOT TIP - CARRY YOUR PACKED EVENT SACKS AS HAND
LUGGAGE. A few years ago, Sabena Airline mislaid the hold luggage
of a pair from Holland. They turned up at the event without any
kit and were unable to participate - a disaster for them and a lesson
to be learned. Even on domestic flights you should now carry your
passport or some other form of photo identification.
GAS CANISTERS: You cannot carry these canisters
on an aircraft. Please contact Compass Point so that they can bring
the right type of gas canister to the event for you. See details
of the shop below.
MANAGE A COACH: If you live in the Glasgow
area and in return for free transport would be prepared to 'manage'
a coach, please contact email@example.com.
the premier electronic system for recording times at checkpoints,
will be used. You may use your own SI Card to save a £2 hire
charge. It is possible to purchase an SI-Card by visiting the online
shop at www.sportident.co.uk.
These cards can be used at many types of event. If you are using
your own card at the event, you must present this card at registration
to confirm that the SI Card number you logged on your entry form
is correct. Those who need to hire an SI-Card will receive it at
registration. If you have chosen to hire a card, it will be attached
loosely to your wrist AT REGISTRATION using a tamper proof wrist
strap. This will remain attached all weekend and be cut off you
either when you finish or if you retire. If you lose, break or take
a hire card home with you the charge will be £18.00.
This is one reason why we are now using these wristbands for non-orienteering
events of more than 2 hours duration. You will quickly get used
to carrying the card on your wrist. Wrists do swell during exercise
and providing you have attached the card loosely, you will hardly
notice that you are wearing it overnight.
CALLING ALL DOCTORS:
We realise that it would be nice to get away from the 'day job',
however it would reassure us to be able to identify a few doctors
at the mid-camp who we can call on in case of emergency. If you
don't mind the imposition, please make yourself known at registration
and well give you a length of barrier tape to attach to your
tent at the midcamp.
18 x 24 map bags, fine waterproof map pens, midge repellent,
Blizzard Packs, videos of the Jura 1997 LAMM, the handbook "Mountain
Navigation For Runners" by Martin Bagness and maps from previous
events. Additional maps from LAMM 2005 may also be purchased at
the end of the event. We still have a few LAMM 2002 Dryflo tees
(£10) and LAMM 2004 Dryzone Tees (£17) available from
the LAMM online shop at www.lamm.co.uk.
LAMM TEE SHIRT:
This year we will offer another a special edition tee shirt bearing
the LAMM 2005 logo. More details will follow nearer the event. The
garments can be purchased during the weekend in the marquee and
should these sell out, a mail order list will be compiled and items
despatched by the end of July. They can also be ordered after the
event from the online LAMM Shop.
COMPASS POINT SHOP:
The mobile shop will be present at the event to provide an opportunity
for any urgent last minute purchases before the event and replacement
of trashed gear afterwards. Contact Rick Houghton at firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 01253 795597 to ensure that the shop can bring
whatever you will need. If you are flying to the event, contact
the shop to ensure that Rick brings enough of the right type of
gas cylinders to the event. You can also order goods online via
the LAMM online shop at www.lamm.co.uk.
WILFS OUTDOOR CATERING
who attend orienteering events and mountain marathons all around
the UK will be present to provide a variety of food for purchase
on Friday evening from about 16.00. This will include Soup, Pizza,
Chilli in a bowl, baked potatoes, pasta bowl, a number of cakes
and the usual brews. On Saturday morning, cereal and bacon rolls
will be on the menu. A free meal is provided to each competitor
on Sunday at the end of the event. Visit www.wilfs-café.co.uk.
DAY 1 START
times will be allocated at registration. Allow 10 minutes
to reach the assembly point. Day 1 assembly times are between 07.00
- 09.30. At the start enter the taped area corresponding to
your course. You are advised to use the small plastic bags provided
at registration to protect the description sheet, which is not waterproof.
The description sheet will give a 6-figure grid reference for each
checkpoint on your course, plus a written description and code to
look for at the checkpoint. The checkpoints must be visited in the
order shown on the sheet.
THE MAP: Each
team will receive 2 maps, approx. size (70cm x 70cm) which will
be handed out on the way to the start. The map is at 1:40000 scale
with a contour interval of 10m and is based on data from the relevant
OS 1:50000 sheets. This year we are providing the option of laminated
maps and we will ensure that you are given the correct type of map.
For those who do not request laminated maps, map bags will be
available for purchase at registration.
Pairs must stay within visual and verbal contact of each other and
BOTH MEMBERS MUST VISIT EACH CONTROL. We are aware that in
previous years, a few teams have cheated where one member was descending
to a control before climbing back up the hill to join a weaker partner.
This will not be tolerated and some checkpoints will be manned by
volunteers who will ask you for your team number. Each checkpoint
will be marked with an orienteering-type orange and white nylon
marker and a SPORTident station will be attached to it. This will
usually be sited at ground level, weighted down with rocks. Always
check the 3-digit identification code on each SPORTident station
to ensure that you have visited the correct one for your course.
You will not be penalised if you inadvertently dip your SI-Card
at an extra control that is not on your course but you must dip
your SI-Card at all the controls on your course in the correct order.
Ensure that the station is not upside down when you insert the SI
Card. Any closing times will be marked against the relevant checkpoint
description and you should not expect to find a checkpoint marker
if you arrive after this time.
The six figure grid references you will be given
represent the bottom left corner of a 100m square. The exact location
could be anywhere within the 100m square and the description should
enable you to locate the checkpoint precisely. Due to the steepness
of the ground, some checkpoints will be described as being, for
example, 'on the 540m map contour'. This is to enable you to locate
the precise point on the map and it may not always accurately reflect
the height you are seeing on your wrist altimeter (should you be
lucky enough to have one)!
Please adhere to signs and protect the water source by washing downstream
of the drinking water collection area. No rubbish is to be discarded
on the hills or at the mid-camp. ALL rubbish MUST be carried out
and taken back to the Event Centre with you on Sunday afternoon.
Spot checks will be made at the finish.
Results will be displayed at the camp site. Those
finishing within 50 minutes of the leader on each course will take
part in a chasing start on day 2. Day 2 start times for Chasing
Starters will be displayed on the results board by 19:00
when a reasonable number of teams have completed Day 1. The teams
in the first 15 positions overnight in each class from Elite - D
should come to the midcamp results tent after 19:00 to be
given 2 race numbers marked 1 15 respectively. Both members
of each of these teams will wear the numbers which will be pinned
on the front and on the back of the rucksack. This scheme was introduced
with great success in 2003.
DAY 2 START:
The start regime for the Sunday morning will be flexible, as in
2004. There will be a chasing start for the leading teams, which
will begin at 06:00. This will carry on until 06:50
and the majority of the teams will start from 07:00 onwards
at any time of their choosing until 07:30.
Teams that retire or are disqualified on Day 1 are
very welcome to start Day 2. Teams will start from a taped area
close to the mid-camp and all apart from those in the Chasing Start
will use their Si-Card to record their start time. Course description
sheets will be issued in the taped area. Competitors will receive
description sheets just after they start. Any teams taking more
than 9 hours to complete Day 1 or who are concerned that
they will miss our transport to Glasgow at 14:00 will be given
the opportunity of starting at any time from 06:00 onwards.
We hope that this will help to draw the slower teams along and when
the majority of teams catch up, they will help to motivate the slower
teams. Also we hope that the range of finish times will be compressed.
DAY 2 FINISH - THE EVENT CENTRE:
Random kit checks will be made and rubbish generated during the
weekend must be displayed. A free meal will be served to all competitors
by Wilf's Outdoor Catering. The prize giving will take place nearby
DAY 2 COURSE CLOSING TIME:
All teams must be back by 16.00 on Sunday whether or not
they have completed their course. You are very welcome to stay on
and camp at the Event Centre on Sunday night. The local hotel will
welcome your custom.
be awarded to the first 6 teams on each course apart from the Novice,
first mixed and first women's team in each class. A handicap prize
will be awarded to the first veteran's team where the total age
of the team is 90 or more on Saturday 18th June 2005.
The handicap is based on an allowance of 1 minute per hour of running
time for every 2 years of age increment over 90 years.
Prize-winners in previous years (other than Elite) are ineligible
for prizes when competing on a course & category (unless veterans)
where they have previously won a 1st or 2nd, Mixed or Ladies prize.
We reserve the right to decide a team's eligibility for a prize
where one team member who has previously won a prize pairs up with
another previously unplaced member and they enter a lower course.
Should you retire and return to the Event Centre during Saturday
or early on Sunday, please place your hired electronic control cards
in the labelled box in the marquee or leave a note if you own the
SI-Card. At other times, please report to the finish. THIS IS
THE GOLDEN RULE AND MUST BE ADHERED TO WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Failure
to follow this procedure could result in the local Mountain Rescue
team being called out. Any competitor doing so will be blacklisted
for all future events. It is the responsibility of competitors to
make their own way back to the Event Centre. The mid-camp will be
at an isolated location and unless you have suffered a broken limb
or other severe injury it is unlikely that we will be able to offer
transport back to the Event Centre.
HIND CALVING, CROSSING FENCES & RIVERS:
The event takes place during the hind calving period. Should you
discover a newly born calf that is apparently alone and in distress,
please give it a wide berth and under NO CIRCUMSTANCES TOUCH IT.
On her return, the mother is likely to reject the calf after detecting
human scent. No deer fence is to be crossed except at a specified
crossing point and stock fences should either be straddled or crossed
at strainers. A number of rivers in this area soon become uncrossable
after prolonged rain or even a heavy shower. If in doubt, move UPSTREAM,
not DOWNSTREAM to cross and if moving downstream, ensure that if
all else fails you can cross by a bridge.
your whistle to summon assistance from other competitors. Put the
casualty in a sleeping bag or tent while someone, preferably two
people, go for help. Someone should stay with the casualty at all
times, although if you cannot summon help you may have to leave
them on their own. Make a careful note of the grid reference, nearby
features, time and nature of injuries. Telephone the 24 hour emergency
phone number shown on your Control Description sheet and ask for
a suitable message to be passed to the Mountain Rescue Team.
Adders are quite active at this time of year; however
it is extremely unlikely that anyone will be bitten. Should you
be unlucky, it is not likely to be too serious. Immediately wash
the bite to remove venom on the surface, dispel any notion of continuing
competitively and rest with the relevant limb lowered below the
heart for about half an hour. Bandage the limb above the bite just
tightly enough so that the veins below bulge but pulses can still
be felt. "Milking" the bite area to expel blood and plasma
could be tried too. If you are not feeling too feverish or nauseous
after this rest, proceed gently either to the mid-camp or to a road,
whichever is the nearer. Seek medical advice as soon as possible.
CHOOSING YOUR COURSE:
Please take a look at the 2004 weblinks - Best Routes (which are
displayed on the 2004 map), Results, Control Descriptions, Photo
Galleries and Reports/Feedback from Glencarron 2004. This should
give you a flavour of the event and help you to choose the best
course for your team.
running time about 12 hours
Limit - 18
running time about 11hours
Limit - 18
running time about 10 hours
Limit - 18
running time about 9 hours
Limit - 18
running time about 8 hours, walking time 11 hours
Limit - 16*
walking time about 8 hours
Limit - 16*
(*One team member must be over
18. Please request a Parental Consent form from email@example.com.)
We will endeavour to ensure that the fastest time
is achievable given good weather. Here are the LAMM course statistics
for the last two years.
O' Glenshee 2003
These statistics measure the Planner's preferred
route and are NOT based on straight lines drawn on the
map between the controls. Please do not be misled if you feel the
distances are short. The terrain is mountainous even by Mountain
Marathon standards with plenty of climbing. Day 1 will take significantly
longer than day 2 and the courses will combine relatively fast high-level
routes with lower level sections, which demand more technical navigation.
NOTES ON VETTING:
All entries will be vetted for suitable experience and each team
must be able to navigate in the hills. Elite entries must
have completed an Elite or A course at a recent mountain marathon,
A entries an A or B course. Alternatively they should have
achieved a fast time in a long fell navigation race or similar event.
Other impressive achievements will be considered! These courses
could involve some scrambling.
B and C entrants must have completed a course
at a recent mountain marathon or long fell navigation race or alternatively
have significant experience of mountaineering or long days moving
quickly in the hills. The D course is intended for those
with limited mountain marathon experience, but who are very strong
walkers or steady runners. These courses will also cross steep,
rough mountain terrain and require excellent navigation skills.
The NOVICE is intended to be non-competitive
and no prizes will be awarded. It is only suitable for those who
have limited or no experience of Mountain Marathons and it may be
necessary to provide relatively direct courses to and from the midcamp.
All entrants should feel capable of completing
the E, A and B courses within 150% of the winner's time, while the
C and D courses should be completed within 180% of the winner's
time. Speed and fitness are important factors in mountain safety.
Please do not enter this event merely with the aim of finishing
a course regardless of the time taken.
IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE A SENSIBLE
COURSE IF YOU INTEND TO USE OUR TRANSPORT TO GLASGOW! If we
assume you are in the Sunday main start from 07:00, our transport
to Glasgow will leave the Event Centre approximately 7 hours later.
(But see the information about flexible Day 2 Starts)
PLEASE READ THIS WARNING:
This year you will be tackling some very challenging mountain terrain
and the daily distances will reflect this. If you are not both competent
and confident when moving across steep, rough mountain terrain,
you will inevitably be spending longer on the hills than you anticipated.
In view of this, please make a realistic assessment of your capabilities
and ensure that you are tackling a course which best reflects your
mountain skills. Please be prepared for the worst possible conditions
as the competition area is very isolated and these hills are exposed
to serious weather. Bear in mind that you are very much on your
own once you have started. Although the organisers will ensure that
the event is as safe as possible, your safety is ultimately your
own personal responsibility, just as it is with any trip into the
hills. Consider training for this event by running on mountain terrain
where possible and by practising fine map reading and compass skills.
you enter the LAMM you accept full responsibility for your safety
and any injury you sustain during the event. These are not the responsibility
of the event organiser. You know your limitations and will retire
from the event rather than jeopardise your own safety. This will
be reflected in an indemnity form that each team member must sign
and hand in at registration.
for those who wish to improve their mountain marathon skills will
take place in the Lake District on three weekends this year. Joe
Faulkner who is an outdoor professional and qualified mountain/canoe
instructor will lead them. For more details and a booking form visit
or contact Joe at 3 Larch Close, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8UH Telephone:
01768 895 293 / mobile 07749 364248.
Each team must carry a tent with ground sheet, food for evening
meal and breakfast, stove and means to produce hot food/drink, first
aid kit to include wound dressings (one large), triangular bandage,
roller bandage & anti-inflammatory tablets/ointments (not compulsory).
Each person must wear or carry a whistle, compass,
map, pencil & paper, torch (not penlight) with spare bulb &
6 hours light. A Petzl Tikka and similar torches which contain multiple
LEDs are fine. A sleeping bag, survival bag (not space blanket),
waterproof cagoule with hood (not a Pertex windproof), overtrousers
(these can be Pertex), hat & gloves, tracksters/thermal bottoms
(lycra tights OK if weather forecast is good), thermal vest or similar,
warm thicker top, hill food for each day with a small amount of
emergency rations to remain at the end of day 2.
A Goretex bivi bag may be used as a sleeping bag
but not as a tent. The Blizzard Pack is an acceptable alternative
to a sleeping bag. Footwear must be lightweight boots, fell running
or orienteering shoes - no flat-soled trainers permitted.
Trail shoes may not be ideal for contouring but
will be acceptable as long as the heel is not too high. The ideal
shoe for most is a fell running shoe such as the Walsh PB, Inov-8,
New Balance RX Terrain, The Felldancer or Adidas Swoop or Lightfoot.
Please carry some money with you (a note) in case
you get stranded miles from the Event Centre.
Teams should be prepared for random kit checks on
arrival at the midway camp and at the end of the event.
If you feel there is any risk that the water you may drink en route
or at the campsites is not pure enough, you should consider using
suitable water purification tablets. This would be more significant
after a period of unusually dry weather. All water consumed during
the weekend is at your own risk. Midge repellent and sunscreen should
also be considered.
FORBIDDEN KIT: GPS
and any Satellite Navigation device such as Magellan and Garmin
- altimeters are allowed.
ENTRY LIMIT & WAITING LIST:
Teams will generally be accepted on a first come basis. We will
however guarantee entry to teams on the Elite and A courses, teams
entering from abroad and those who have helped the event in a significant
CHANGE OF PARTNER, COURSE, SI-CARD OR LAMINATED
MAPS: Should it be necessary to make
a change, please do NOT telephone us. You can make your team changes
online until Tuesday 14th June as long as you know your team
number and password, issued by email when you enter. After this
date, inform us of changes at the registration information desk.
WITHDRAWING AN ENTRY:
Should the team be unable to participate (even at the eleventh hour),
please write to the entries address (see below) and your request
to withdraw will be acknowledged. If we receive your notification
of withdrawal by letter, franked with a postmark no later than 28th
May, at the address shown below, the team will qualify for a
refund of £54 plus any coach booking fee and this will
be paid by cheque before the end of July. No refunds will be made
in any other circumstances.
SHARING CAR HIRE FROM AIRPORTS: If
you wish us to help you find another pair arriving on the same flight
so that you can hire a car together please visit the Share
Car Hire page at www.lamm.co.uk.
Last year we were able to solve a number of transport 'crises' by
publishing details of those offering lifts on our website. If you
have a particular travel problem and have been unable to find a
solution visit the Lifts to the Event page at
if you are either a donor or a hopeful recipient.
LOOKING FOR A PARTNER?
The web site worked wonders for a few 'desperate' competitors last
year. At least 10 partnerships were forged through the site and
some teams were very successful. If you lose a partner or are looking
for a partner visit the Partner Needed? page
CAN YOU HELP?:
If you are thinking of coming to the event but are not competing
and would be able to commit yourself from Friday afternoon onwards
to help with parking, registration, the starts, finishes, midcamp
or on the hill, please contact Martin
Stone no later than 1st June.
For all correspondence, EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org,
write to Martin Stone, Lowe Alpine MM, Sleagill Head Farm, SLEAGILL,
PENRITH CA10 3HD or in the last resort telephone 0870 766 1792.