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The Connoisseurs Mountain Marathon

FINAL COACH DETAILS

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Please read & print these notes and then use the online booking button at the bottom.

STOP PRESS - BECAUSE WE DIDN'T SWITCH OFF THE COACH BOOKING FORM ON THE 1ST JUNE, IT HAS OVERBOOKED BY ONE PAIR. PLEASE EMAIL martin@lamm.co.uk IF YOU DO NOT NOW INTEND TO TAKE THE COACH TO THE LAMM VENUE. - STOP PRESS

We are organising optional transport on Friday 8th June from Glasgow, which will carry you directly to the Event Centre with the option to return on Sunday 10th June. If in due course you wish to book a place on the coach, complete the online booking form by 1st 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 6th June. If there are any changes or you have decided not to use the transport, please inform us at martin@lamm.co.uk. to avoid us waiting for someone who isn't going to turn up. Our Coach Manager, Julia Allison 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. In case of emergency, Julia's mobile number is 07752 819793.

FROM GLASGOW FRIDAY 8th JUNE
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. There will be one coach from Glasgow. 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 19:35.

Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station - Coach Departs at 19:30 for Glasgow Airport
There will be one special coach from Glasgow (journey time 2.5 hours)
. If you will be arriving at the airport some hours before the coach departs, you could take an airport shuttle bus to Glasgow Bus Station, spend the day in town and then join our coach at Buchanan Bus Station rather than the airport. The bus station is situated in Killermont Street near to Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station and is less than 15 minutes walk from Glasgow Central Railway Station. Please note that the coach will NOT be calling at a railway station. The coach will be standing at Tour Stand nr 23, sited at the far end of the bus station opposite the main building. You should be able to locate Julia Allison, our marshal, who will be wearing a bright yellow LAMM bib, a few minutes before the departure time. Also we expect the coach to be marked with LAMM or Lowe Alpine MM and it is possible that some information will be provided on the overhead displays. In case of emergency such as late running transport or if you are on the list but will not be requiring the transport, please contact Julia Allison, our marshall on mobile number 07752 819793 to discuss the options.

Glasgow Airport - Coach Departs at 20:00 for the Event Centre
Our meeting point will be close to one of the Airport Information Desks. Look for the desk situated on the Ground Floor near to Domestic Flight Baggage Reclaim. If you arrive on an International flight, you will need to proceed to this area after you have reclaimed your bags. Our marshal will be wearing a bright yellow LAMM bib and will arrive with the coach from Buchanan Bus Station - so don't be concerned if the marshal does not appear until a few minutes before the coach departure time (or later if the coach is delayed). Our marshal will lead you to where coaches are required to await incoming flights.

TO GLASGOW SUNDAY 10th JUNE
Our transport will leave the Event Centre at 15:30, calling at Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Central Railway Station and finally at Glasgow Buchanan Coach Station. THE PICK UP POINT ON SUNDAY WILL BE VERY CLOSE TO THE DROP OFF POINT ON FRIDAY. If you are not there on time you will miss the coach, as there is no significant margin for delay. If you miss the transport you will need to try to hitch a lift in a car leaving the venue. This should not be too difficult.
Please do not book flights leaving Glasgow Airport or coaches/trains leaving the centre of Glasgow on Sunday earlier than 18:30.

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, Rick Houghton at rick@compasspoint-online.co.uk or telephone 01253 795597, so that they can bring the right type of gas canister to the event for you.

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 martin@lamm.co.uk.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU MISS A COACH
This is not a disaster as long as you REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR DRIVER'S LICENCE AND A CREDIT CARD! There are a number of car hire firms situated at Glasgow airport, within a short walk of the terminal building. Weekend rates are reasonable and you should expect to pay an all-inclusive price of about £70 per economy car for 48 hours from Friday evening -> Sunday afternoon. Check the damage excess when you hire a car. Look out for other LAMMers in the same predicament so that you can share a car between two teams.

 

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