2010 - FINAL DETAILS
This Supplements the Event Details & Includes
All Recent Updates
PLEASE PRINT THE FULL
& FINAL EVENT DETAILS AND BRING THEM WITH YOU.
YEAR WE HAVE RE-NUMBERED TEAMS BY FIRST TEAM MEMBER'S SURNAME. AT
REGISTRATION, LOOK FOR THE DESK SHOWING YOUR FIRST TEAM MEMBER'S
SURNAME. YOU WILL NOT NEED TO KNOW YOUR TEAM NUMBER.
Further information about the location will be provided by 12:00hrs
on Thursday 10th June. If
you are on the LAMM email mailing list you should receive a LAMM
email on Thursday lunchtime. Those with Internet access should visit
www.lamm.co.uk where details
will be provided. If you don't see a new home page with the event
venue, please click on REFRESH, to update your browser
window. For those without web access, a recorded telephone message
will be available at Lowe Alpine from 17:30 on the Thursday
until 08:00 on Friday. Telephone 01539 742052. Please
visit the LAMM website, which will tell you far more than is possible
in a brief telephone message.
team must complete one of these forms and hand it in at registration.
You will also find the form on tables near to registration. Please
save yourself time and hassle by downloading and printing one from
here. It is
a PDF file so you will require the free utility from Adobe, Acrobat
Please make any team changes online before you
come to the eventby clicking on UPDATE ENTRY. The last chance
to enter or make changes online is 21:00 on Thursday 10th
June. This will help us considerably with the smooth running
of the event. Report any even later changes to the Information
Desk at registration. Please
register for the Outdoor Industry or University MM championships
if your team fits the bill. See the appropriate links.
2010 WOMENS FLOW & DRYFLO CREW TEES
Please visit this page to find out about the 2010
Photographer Jon Brooke will be out on the course attempting to
capture at least one image of every team. His pictures will be available
to purchase online a day or two after the event via his website
The images will be available as JPEG files for personal (non-commercial
use). They come in two different sizes suitable for regular prints
or enlargements. The large file would probably be acceptable up
to A3 size at least. Those taking part in the Chasing start on Sunday
will be wearing race numbers front and back and can search for photos
using their race number. Payment can be made using any credit card
(via Paypal) and no registration or other faffing is required. Prices
are £4.95 and £7.95 respectively.
Dave MacFarlane is the
assistant editor of planetFear and will be covering the LAMM for
ANGELS - SPORTS MASSAGE
For the third year, the LAMM will have on board the highly
experienced Athletes Angels at the finish. Athletes Angels provide
sports massage and physio for some of the UK and Europe's top outdoor
endurance events and will be on hand to tend to weary muscles, creaky
joints and any sprains or injuries at the end of the event. 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
The team will be at the Event Centre from 10.00 am on the Sunday
and a 15 minute massage will cost only £10, if you
wish a longer appointment please specify when you pre-register.
Go on - treat yourselves, you deserve it!
As 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 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.
EVENT CENTRE, ACCOMMODATION & CAMPING
The LAMM car
park will not open or be signed until 15:00 on Friday so
please do not arrive until then. It will close at MIDNIGHT and
re-open at 06:00 on Saturday. There is a fair amount of accommodation
available within 10 miles. This year it is only a very short walk
from the parking field to the camping field. We think it is best
to leave a tent up on the camping area throughout the weekend and
you can change in it on your return. If you don't have a second
tent, a rucksack can be left in the event marquee and we will provide
labels. When you leave on Sunday, please adhere to the unofficial
one way system and depart to the north.
will be open from 16:00 - MIDNIGHT on Friday but be closed
between 22:00 and 22:30 for the marshals briefing. At registration
you will receive your TWO Si-Cards and wriststrap, 2 LAMM
2010 car stickers and 2 small polybags for the Control Descriptions
(which are not waterproof). Teams will receive a pair of foot shaped
plastic bags, care of Sidas. The Information Desk will provide
your Saturday start time, vouchers for laminated maps and allow
you to register any VERY LATE team/course changes. Could
doctors please collect a 'Barrier Tape Streamer' and attach it to
your tent at the Event Centre and midcamp so that we can locate
you in an emergency.
EVENT CATERING (inc. WILFS) 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 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 from 06:00. A free meal
is provided to each competitor on Sunday at the end of the event.
map has control circles overprinted on it for the first time this
year. From the grid references on your Control Descriptions, you
will be able to identify the control circles for your course. For
the Score Course, the values of the controls will also be printed
on the Control Descriptions which you will receive as you start.
ON SATURDAY MORNING
Registration will be open from 06:00 - 09:00. Assembly times
will be from 07:00 for the B/C/D/Score courses and from 08:00
for the Elite/A.
year, the midcamp is an unusual and fairly wild location with a
limited number of grassy camping spots. Other ground is roughish
tussock and if we have rain before the event, could be quite soggy
underfoot. If you are in any doubt about the quality of your groundsheet,
please consider bringing a thin plastic sheet to place under your
- Any A&E
trained DOCTOR should inform us on arrival at the midcamp
so that we can hand you a streamer to attach to your tent
- NO LITTER,
CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT WHATSOEVER is to be left behind when
you leave as it will be quite difficult for us to litter sweep
every location used for a tent. Be vigilant. If your neighbour
leaves litter, please mention it to them!
- You must
use our toilets for all solid deposits. There will be a few portaloos
and the usual slit trenches located a few hundred metres from
the main camp area. There is to be no Al Fresco crapping anywhere
within 2KM of the midcamp
- Take your
water from the nearby stream - a 100M stretch above/below the
footbridge. Please don't wash in it or pollute it in any way upstream.
If you are in any doubt about water quality, you should boil or
regime for the Sunday morning will be flexible. Chasing Start times
for the leading teams on Elite, A, B, C and D courses will be displayed
near the results by 20:00 on Saturday. The Chasing Start
will begin at 06:30 and will last for 90 minutes.
If you are not on the Chasing Start list you may start anytime from
07:00 onwards until 08:00. All teams in the Chasing
Start should come to the midcamp results tent after 20:00 to
be given 4 race numbers which indicate your course and position.
Each team member will wear the numbers pinned on the front and on
the back of the rucksack. For these teams, Sunday will be all about
head to head racing and far more of you than ever before will be
able to experience the exhilaration (and pressure) of racing on
Day 2 of a Mountain Marathon.
Teams that retire
or are disqualified on Day 1 are very welcome to start Day 2 and
we don't need to be informed about this. If your partner pulls out
and you would like a new team mate to join you for Day 2, come to
the Download Tent anytime from 06:00 and we'll try to help
you form a new team. Teams will start from a taped area close to
the mid-camp and those that are not in the Chasing Start will use
their SI-Card to record their start time. Course description sheets
will be issued in the taped area and competitors will receive description
sheets just after they start. Any teams taking more than 9 hours
to complete Day 1 or who need to leave the Event Centre early to
connect with public transport may start from 06:30. We hope
that the slower teams will be drawn 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.
On Sunday morning
there is NO Chasing Start for the Score course and you may
start at anytime from 06:30 - 08:00. You will receive the
description sheet for all Sunday controls which shows score values.
Please don't all come at once as we would like there to be a small
gap between each team. We suggest that the inexperienced teams who
may overshoot the 6 hours, those who have a chance of winning a
prize and those who are depending on our coach transport should
start early. If you are likely to be a prize winner, please don't
finish after 14:00!
This will take place by the Event Centre marquee at 14:15 and
will last no more than 30 minutes.We will offer prizes down
to 6th place on each of the courses, mixed, female and veteran prizes.
The retail value of LAMM prizes this year is £7,000. We
only provide one prize per person so that the prizes can trickle
down to more teams. Don't forget the prizes for the male, female
and mixed pairs whose team members have between them attended the
LAMM most often.
Anders Morell who organises the BAMM
- Bjorkliden Arctic MM has very kindly offered a prize of
a free entry for the BAMM on 20-21st August 2010. The prize
will include transport from Kiruna Airport and accommodation/food
at the Hotell Björklidens Fjällby the night before and
after the event. The LAMM will share the cost of this this prize
and we will pay £500 towards appropriate flights from
a UK airport to Kiruna. Bjorkliden is located 200km (124 miles)
north of the Arctic Circle just north of Sweden's Abisko National
Park, almost on the border with Norway. It is possible to travel
to or from the venue to the UK in one day. This is a great opportunity
to take part in a Mountain Marathon in another wonderful location
far from home and we're very grateful to Anders for his kind offer.
However - here's the catch. This prize will not necessarily be offered
to the winning Elite team. It will be offered to the best performing
Elite team that remembers to confirm at LAMM Registration Information
Desk that (barring exceptional circumstances) they will be able
to take part in the BAMM. We will use the information from registration
and your results to allocate this prize
AT 17:00. YOU MUST BE BACK BY THEN.
A NOTE FROM
OUR PLANNER ANDY SPENCELEY
word of warning, with the map based on the OS 1:50,000, not all
crags are marked accurately and many small streams are not marked,
so be wary of using these features for fine navigation. Just remember
it is not a purpose made orienteering map, but a map for travelling
through mountains and gives you exactly the information you need
for the LAMM.
COURSES WILL HELP TO WRITE THE LAMM WEBCAST
This year we
will again pull out all the stops to keep those at home informed
about the LAMM during the weekend. At the end of each day top teams
on courses will be asked to step into a "room" or maybe
a shed or a tent where we will have a few laptops setup. We would
like them to write a paragraph or two about their experiences of
the day. Please write whatever springs to mind and we think that
this will help to make the reportage from the event come alive.
Jon Brooke will be taking digital photographs out on the
course and writing about the event as it unfolds. He will compile
a section of the LAMM webcast that contains the competitor's stories
of the day and pictures of each team. If any other team has the
urge to tell the world about their day on the Scottish hills there
will be space. Its a flexible arrangement so we'll just see what
We may be living
in a technologically advanced age but the Scottish Highlands still
present significant communications problems and this year it will
be especially difficult to provide updates from the midcamp. However
we will try to not disappoint. Those with access to the Internet
on Friday night will be able to see something of significant interest
from 18:00! We aim to upload photographs and reports on Friday
evening, Saturday morning by 10:30, Saturday evening by 22:00,
Sunday morning by 10:00 and Sunday evening by 20:00.
We will also display the courses each day after the competitors
have started and upload photographs of each of the prize winners.
Results will also be displayed at the end of each day showing overall
positions on each course and also split times between each checkpoint.
Andrew Leaney from SPORTident UK will also be processing
results and acting as our webmaster for the weekend.
THE BEST PHOTO
the event is over, we will offer 2 prizes of Lowe Alpine kit for
best digital photographs taken by competitors while the event is
in progress. The two categories are best photo of LAMMers in action
and best scenic photo (which should also include a few competitors).
The photos will be displayed on the website. Please only send
a maximum of 2 of your very best photos and no bigger than 0.8MB.
Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU REQUIRE EXTRA LAMINATED MAPS?
Maps (2 per team) are 66cm x 77cm and will be handed out on the
way to the start. If you have purchased laminated maps you will
hand in your voucher (issued at registration) and receive a laminated
map in exchange. No voucher, no laminated map - so don't lose
your voucher. If we
have not used up our entire allocation of laminated maps, extra
vouchers will be available at registration on a first come, first
served basis - price £3 each. For those whose maps
are not laminated, map bags sized 60cm x 45cm will be available
for purchase at registration. Plain maps are not waterproof so please
ensure that you take a large enough map bag with you and if the
weather is really bad we suggest that you save one map for use on
the second day. After
the event is over, any remaining LAMM 2010 maps will be available
at the LAMM shop.
Each competitor will carry an SI-Card and both members must punch
at each checkpoint. Failure to punch by either team member at
any checkpoint will lead to disqualification. This is
intended to ensure that in future all unmanned checkpoints are visited
by both team members. Each team member must visit registration to
either receive a hire SI-Card or to present their own card so that
we can confirm the card number. To ensure fair play and that both
team members visit each control, all SI-Cards will be attached loosely
to your wrist using a tamper proof wrist strap. This will remain
attached all weekend and will 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 £25.00. We use these wristbands
for non-orienteering events of more than 2 hours duration. Also
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.
If a checkpoint
station doesn't beep or flash, please record or memorise the 3 letter
word written on the station and tell us at the finish.
Please remember not to touch any deer calves, even if they appear
to be distressed as the mother will often reject them if human scent
is detected. Also try to avoid stepping on nests of baby grouse
- the estates get annoyed. 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.
Carry all your rubbish back to the Event Centre on Sunday and be
prepared to show it during a kit check.
The midges WILL be quite annoying if it is humid or still.
We strongly recommend that you bring some insect repellent or a
This is printed on the control descriptions and should only be used
in extremis. Rescue facilities are only available to deal with potentially
life-threatening situations. An emergency medical kit is available
on Saturday at the midcamp and on Sunday back at the Event Centre.
Please carry some money with you in case you get stranded miles
from the Event Centre.
If you have booked places on our transport, please visit the relevant
page on the site to check your booking is correct and see the final
AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY NIGHT You
are very welcome to camp at the Event Centre on Sunday night. A
local hostelry will welcome your custom.
FOR LAST MINUTE PURCHASES
Rick and Angela Houghton will have their mobile shop at the event.
Telephone: 01253 795597 or email email@example.com.
Order online from www.compasspoint-online.co.uk.