2011 - FULL & FINAL DETAILS
This Supplements the Event Details & Includes
All Recent Updates
PLEASE PRINT THE FULL
& FINAL EVENT DETAILS AND BRING THEM WITH YOU.
AT REGISTRATION, LOOK FOR THE DESK SHOWING YOUR FIRST TEAM MEMBER'S
SURNAME (AS ON THE ENTRY LIST). YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW YOUR TEAM
Further information about the location will be provided by 12:00hrs
on Thursday 9th 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.
The LAMM tee is a bright white crew neck sports tee shirt bearing
the LAMM logo including the name of the venue and date. There is
a unisex tee with the logo on the breast and and a ladies tee with
a logo on the sleeve. The material allows wicking and moisture control
and tees are available in S, M, L and XL sizes. We recommend that
you purchase them when you register on Friday to avoid disappointment
on Sunday. Tees are very reasonably priced at £15 and
can be purchased during the weekend in the marquee. Should these
sell out, a mail order list will be compiled and items despatched
by the end of July.
- 20% DONATION TO MOUNTAIN RESCUE
2010 Fyne Ales, a local microbrewery, provided barrels of beer on
Friday night and after the event on Sunday. More than £2,500
was raised for Arrochar MR Team and they will be bringing the new
Land Rover that you helped to fund, to the LAMM. This year another
local microbrewery will provide a bar on Friday evening and Sunday,
serving a selection of their own beers. Beer will be very reasonably
priced at £2.50 a pint, of which 50p will be
donated to the Mountain Rescue.
On Sunday, all
competitors will be presented with a commemorative bottle of the
microbrewery's beer just beyond the finish. The label on the bottle
bears the name of our 2011 event. Please take the bottle home as
a memento of the event and don't open it at the event as we must
avoid glass waste at the venue.
year we intend to hit recycling really hard. All the plates, cutlery
and cups that Scotts provide are made of very fast biodegrading
materials and these will be buried in a trench at the event. Rubbish
sacks will be located in pairs at a number of locations in
and around the marquee:
- One sack
for fast biodegrading items to be buried - food matter, Plates,
Cups and wooden cutlery (sporks)
- One sack
for all other items to be recycled - plastics, paper, cardboard,
us this year by focusing hard on sorting your rubbish into the correct
sacks so that we don't have to do it all over again on Sunday evening!
Please return plastic beer glasses to the bar, take home your unopened
bottles of beer, trashed shoes, clothing and rubbish brought back
from the midcamp.
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 event by clicking on UPDATE ENTRY. The last chance
to enter or make changes online is 21:00 on Thursday 9th
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.
The Score course
is 7 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday.
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 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.
PHOTOGRAPHY & LIVE ONLINE REPORTS
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.
As well as taking
pictures, Jon will also be writing and posting several live online
reports over the weekend and he is very keen to hear your interesting
stories or tidbits. So if you have anything to report, whether serious
or silly, notable or nugacious, please let him know about it.
ANGELS - SPORTS MASSAGE
For the fourth 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
A member of 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!
FOR LAST MINUTE PURCHASES
Rick and Angela Houghton will have their mobile shop at the event.
Telephone: 01253 795597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order online from www.compasspoint-online.co.uk.
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 7 miles. If fields are wet, it could be a walk
of up to 1KM from the parking to the camping field so it would be
best to consider how you will carry your kit to the Event Centre.
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.
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
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
will receive 2 maps, approx. size (68cm x 69cm) which will be handed
out on the way to the start. If you have purchased laminated maps
you will hand over your voucher (issued at registration) and receive
a laminated map in exchange. No voucher, no laminated map - so
don't lose your voucher. 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. The map has control circles for all controls overprinted
on it. 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.
A 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
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 maps will be available at
the LAMM shop.
ON SATURDAY MORNING
Registration will be open from 06:00 - 09:00. Assembly times
are between 08:00 - 10:00 for the D course and 07:00 -
09:30 for the other courses. 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. Except
on the Score Course, all checkpoints must be visited in the order
shown on the sheet.
must stay within visual and verbal contact of each other and BOTH
MEMBERS MUST VISIT EACH CONTROL CARRYING THEIR EVENT RUCKSACK.
We are aware that in previous years, a few teams have cheated by
leaving rucksacks on the way to an out and back checkpoint or one
member descended to a control before climbing back up the hill to
join a weaker partner. Each competitor will use an SI-Card and both
team members must dip the SI-Card at each control on their course.
Controls 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 any course other than Score,
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.
year, the midcamp is a 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 tent.
- 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. Please don't wash in it or pollute
it in any way upstream or near where people are collecting water.
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 06:00 and will last for 90 minutes.
If you are not on the Chasing Start list you may start anytime from
06:30 onwards until 07:30. 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 are concerned that they will miss our
transport to Inverness at 14:00 will be given the opportunity
of starting at any time from 06:00 onwards.
On Sunday morning
there is NO Chasing Start for the Score course and you may
start at anytime from 06:00 - 07:30. 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 13:00!
AT 16:00. YOU MUST BE BACK BY THEN.
his will take place by the Event Centre marquee at 13:15 and
will last no more than 30 minutes. Prizes will be awarded
to the first 6 teams on each course, first mixed and first women's
team in each class. A prize will be awarded to the veteran's team
on each course with the best handicap results where the total age
of the team is 90 or more on Saturday 11th June. On
the linear courses, the adjusted time is calculated by deducting
30 seconds per hour of running time for each year the combined age
of the team exceeds 90. On the score course, the adjusted
score is calculated by adding 1.5% to the score for each year the
combined age of the team exceeds 90. There are also prizes
for the teams with most LAMM appearances, also the best University
team and team associated with the Outdoor Industry. 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
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.
Anders Morell who organises the BAMM
- Bjorkliden Arctic MM has for the third time very kindly
offered a prize of a free entry for the BAMM on 19-20th
August 2011. The prize will include transport from a local airport
and accommodation/food at a hotel 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.
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
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 email@example.com.
A SPORTident SI-Card
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 2 person
tent with a sewn-in ground sheet. Tents may be hooped bivi's but
must have poles/hoops.
- 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
person must wear or carry a whistle, compass, map, pencil &
paper, torch (not penlight) with spare bulb & 6 hours light.
A torch with multiple LEDs is fine. A sleeping bag or Blizzard Pack,
Survival Bag, waterproof cagoule with hood (not a windproof),
overtrousers (these can be showerproof), 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. Please
carry some money with you (a note) in case you get stranded miles
from the Event Centre.
A Goretex bivi
bag may be used as a sleeping bag but not as a tent. The survival
bag must be a bag rather than a blanket. An example of a specialist
lightweight product is Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency
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
be prepared for random kit checks on arrival at the midway camp
and at the end of the event. We will expect to see your rubbish.
Satellite Navigation or mobile phone devices that show your current
location either on a map or as a grid reference. Altimeters are
allowed. However, we are keen that teams should carry a mobile phone
that does not include current location displayed on a map or as
a grid reference.
The midges WILL be quite annoying if it is humid or still.
We strongly recommend that you bring some insect repellent or a
If you have booked places on our transport, please visit the relevant
page on the site to check your booking is correct and read the final
AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY NIGHT You
are very welcome to camp at the Event Centre on Sunday night.