LAMM will take place at Glenfinnan, 15 miles west of Fort William
on the A830 road to Mallaig. The Event Centre is
You should only park in designated areas as directed by
the LAMM team. Please do not park in the National Trust car
park at Glenfinnan, Glenfinnan Estate public car park or the
church car park. Approaching from Fort William the majority
of vehicles will be routed into the event parking on the left
hand side, 2 miles before you reach Glenfinnan. Look out for
yellow signs. Cross a bridge and turn right onto a wide forest
track that runs west, parallel with the A830. Max Speed 15 mph on tracks. You will park
on the sections of road either side of a quarry. See
map. There is now a board walk (not shown on the map) that
leads from the track to the main road near the Glenfinnan monument.
It is a gated track that will be locked at midnight on Friday
night until 06:00 Saturday. When all event vehicles have
been parked, the gate will be locked and only opened to allow
those retiring to leave between 18:00 - 18:15 and 21:00 -
21:15 on Saturday evening. It will be re-opened on Sunday
from 11:00 until all vehicles have left. You must remove
your vehicle on Sunday as big logging lorries will be using
the track again on Monday morning. If case of emergency, please
ring 07748 886602 or 07817 849090.
If you are registering on Friday and then heading off for other
accommodation you should follow the A830 all the way to Glenfinnan
and park as directed by our marshals. Look out for our yellow
signs. Have a safe journey.
The A82 along Loch Lomond and all roads approaching Fort William will be very busy on Friday evening as people head for the World Cup MTB Championships at Nevis Range. The roads will be busy again from late afternoon on Sunday.
Travel from Glasgow Queen Street -> Glenfinnan. Trains leave
Glasgow at 08:51, 12:21 and 18:21, arriving Glenfinnan at 13:20,
16:54 and 22:43 respectively. It's a short walk to the Event
LAMM COACH - CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE
Due to the the extra traffic on roads between Fort William and Glasgow our coach to Glasgow will now depart at 14:30 on Sunday. The prizegiving will take place at 14:00
There is no accommodation available within a 10 mile radius
of Glenfinnan. Fort William will be incredibly busy as it is
hosting the World Cup downhill MTB. Its best to camp but be
prepared for midges if it is still.
WEATHER FORECAST - Kindly Provided by David Braine at the BBC Weather Centre
planner this year is Andy Spenceley, who planned the excellent
routes at Inchnadamph two years ago and controlled the
event last yeasr. Angela Mudge who planned our 2007
routes and Dave Coustick will share the role of controller.
Dave Coustick writes - "Harry Potter has been practising
his spells while on the train to Hogwarts!
1 - "Snowhide!" When the map was being finalised,
some new tracks were buried under a long-lasting blanket of
snow and so are not on the map.
Spell 2 - "Precipstop!" Since the snow vanished
the lack of water (there has been just 15mm of rain in the last
5 weeks) means that some water features on the map cannot be
seen on the ground."
LOCATION - A Note from our Planner
contains the usual collection of Munros and Corbetts that are
typical for a LAMM area. So, as always, the LAMM is not a boggy
moorland trudge, but a journey through real mountains (or up
and over them!). If the weather is good, the views from the
high ground are astounding and some of Scotlands best
scenery and most famous peaks can be seen.
area has steep sided glens, lochs, long bumpy ridges (not always
going the way you want to go, unfortunately) and, as mentioned,
plenty of hills. Its generally rockier and rougher than
last year (but perhaps not as rough as Assynt, two years ago),
although the terrain does vary across the area from more grassy
and easier going to rocky scrambles. Apart from the odd estate
road, there are few paths and even paths that are marked on
the map are often not very good or as well made as, say, the
stalkers paths in Assynt.
centre of the area is very remote, with just a few bothies,
and there are parts that Id be surprised if more than
a handful of people in the race had previously visited and I
think youll enjoy the overnight campsite (if you are not
too tired to appreciate it!) think nice camping like
last year in a spectacular setting surrounded by hills.
a very unusually shaped campsite at an idyllic location. We
are camping in the back garden of a most accommodating family.
We're very, very grateful to Edward and Sue Hinks for making
us so welcome as their microlight landing strip is the only
place to camp for miles around and we will be invading their
peace and tranquility.
GADGET - NEW FOR 2008
the competitors are setting off on Saturday and on Sunday
we will use the popular orienteering tool, Route
Gadget, to display our map on the website. During
the weekend, folks back home will be able to see our Planner
and Controller's route choices displayed on the LAMM map.
By the time you arrive home on Sunday evening we hope to
have loaded all your results into Route Gadget. Please make
an effort to visit the Route Gadget web page where you will
be able to add your routes to the map and compare them with
those of other teams. The routes
are automatically linked with your SPORTident punch data
and you will be able to replay the event. You will actually
see little squares run across the map as if all teams had
started off in a mass start. This really adds another dimension
to post-event analysis.
ANGELS - SPORTS MASSAGE
For the first time, the LAMM will have on board
the highly experienced Athletes Angels at the finish. Athletes
Angels provide sports massage and physio for endurance and
outdoor sports events across the UK and Europe and will
be on hand to tend to weary muscles, creaky joints and any
sprains or injuries at the end of the race. As many will
know, a thorough sports massage at the end of an event can
make all the difference in the recovery stages! For more
information please visit www.athletesangels.com and to pre-register (highly recommended!) for an appointment
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The team will be at the Event Centre from 10.30 am on the
Sunday and a 10 minute appointment will cost £10,
if you wish a longer appointment please specify when you