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Competitor's Own Stories

Here are some great stories and pictures. Please send us links to blogs and stories you have written about your LAMM weekend in the Beinn Dearg hills to martin@lamm.co.uk. We are offering a prize for the best blog.

If you also took some photographs during the event, don't forget the LAMM Photo Competition. 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 andrew.leaney@sportident.co.uk.

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Haydn Williams - http://www.haydnwilliams.com/blog/lamm-2011-beinn-dearg
Accompanied by Ben, they finished 22nd on the C. Great pictures

Matt Jenneson - http://www.invergarrylodge.co.uk/site/2011/lowe-alpine-mountain-marathon
Accompanied by Ian, they finished 7th on the C course. It was their 1st LAMM.

Darren Firth - http://www.cloudyskiesandrain.com/2011/lowe-alpine-mountain-marathon-2011-beinn-dearg
Accompanied by Scott were placed 47th on the B. Great pictures.

Marjorie Winter - http://stickless.blogspot.com/2011/06/lamm.html
Ou
r competitor with Parkinson's Disease has written a very full and interesting blog post on her two days at the LAMM. She got round the D course (taking in 2 Munros on the way) in 79th place in a combined time of 20:03:51 (which makes the score look like a walk in the park).

Ant Cooper and Sally Ozanne - http://www.planetfear.com/news/LAMM_2011_Report_2700.html
Over at the Planet Fear website, Ant and Sally racing as team Planet Fear were 23rd in the B class

Di Gilbert - http://www.digilbert.co.uk/newsarticle.asp?id=136
Partnered with Susie Allison, they were 13th and first ladies on the C course

Kate Cheesewright - http://teacake-kate.blogspot.com/2011/06/lowe-alpine-mountain-marathon.html
Lives in Cheshire but seems to spend every weekend in Scotland. Jon Brooke met her twice before at events he has been photographing this year, the Strathpuffer (24 hour mountain bike race in January!) and the Highlander MM. This year she was 54th in the C class with Jane Owen-Pam and you can read of her many adventures on foot, mountain bike and skis, including the LAMM.

Rhiannon George - http://heliospanoptes.blogspot.com/2011/06/mountains-and-molehills.html
66th in the Score class with her partner Penny Clay. She has some particularly evocative B&W photos of the event over at her blog The Thin Line That Leads Us, which also includes articles on her sea kayaking and travelling

Konrad Rawlik - http://www.carnethy.com/reports/2011/rep_lamm2011.html
With partner Ondrej Mandula was 4th in the elite has posted his write up on the Carnethy website along with that of Cameron Scott who with Stewart Barrie was 44th in the Score - Carnethy Hill Running Club as always had a whole bunch of competitors in the event

Steve Fallon - http://stevenfallon.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html
Has his own blog where he has written a report on his win in the score with yet another Carnethy runner, Jon Ascroft

John Duff - http://www.northumberlandfellrunners.co.uk/html/racereports/2011/LAMM.html
Report and nice photos. John was 16th in the A class with his partner Paul Hainsworth. It can be found over at the Northumberland Fell Runners site

Reports By Foreign Teams

Juanjo Pérez Mélida - http://demonfit.com/2011/06/low-alpine-mountain-marathon-lo-que-mata-es-la-humedad
If you want to practice your Spanish, or French, or Swedish, have a look at by 36th B class with Ramon Garcia-Catalan

Martin Fitchie and Hugues Lacroix - http://val-en-cavale.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html
Somoene named "Val" recounts Martin & Hugues exploits!

Tomas and Peter - http://teamrockrunners.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html
Possibly the most detailed control by control account from our Swedish friends from team Rockrunners at And even if you don't speak Swedish you should look at this via Google translator, which adds a certain something to the account, as per this extract "On the way to the start we had to map the size of an oil drum lid as usual. But this year there were already all checks drawn on the map which would make it easier for everyone to find just the control that coordinates described. We got on the bus that would take us to the start which was about 20 minutes away up the valley. We trudged over to the man who would launch us and after a quick pee so we squeaked up time."

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