2012 - 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
Further information about the location will be provided by 12:00hrs
on Thursday 7th 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. But where possible, please visit the LAMM website,
which will tell you far more than is possible in a brief telephone
2012 TEES - BACK TO OUR ROOTS
The LAMM is returning to its roots in 2012 and we have a fantastic
event tee shirt for you. In the early LAMM years, Martin Bagness,
a top Lakeland orienteer, used to draw a graphic of a popular
scene from the LAMM area and this was printed onto a cotton tee
shirt. This year we have asked Martin to help us again and he
has sketched an iconic image from the area which by complete coincidence
is based on a photograph we found on the Internet by a LAMMer
who won one of our courses in 2011. We are providing a unisex
cotton tee in black with the LAMM logo on the breast and a ladies
cotton tee in purple heather with the logo on the sleeve. On the
back of each tee is a white and orange graphic of a well known
location most of you will visit during the event.
We have only
pre-ordered 250 tees this year and we're certain that they
will sell out very quickly. The team member who originally entered
your team can edit your entry at www.lamm.co.uk
and order these now at the bargain price of £12 each,
to be collected at the Event Centre. It's best to not risk waiting
until registration on Friday. When the first batch of tees
is sold, you can order tees online until the end of June by editing
your LAMM entry at www.lamm.co.uk.
The price will increase to £15 to include post,
packing & insurance. We expect these tees to be despatched
to you by the end of July.
- RAISING MONEY FOR ARROCHAR MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
In 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 by cruel coincidence remember
that a LAMMer was seriously injured on the Sunday and Arrochar
Team saved his life. The team
will be bringing the new Land Rover that you helped to fund, to
the LAMM. This year a local microbrewery will again provide a
bar on Friday evening and Sunday, serving a selection of their
own beers. In return for a pint of beer we would like you to make
a minimum donation of £2.50 and after costs are deducted,
a generous donation will be made to the Mountain Rescue. PLEASE
take home everything you brought with you, including any rubbish
you have generated from your own food. We are going to recycle
any rubbish generated by the event as hard as we can. All the
plates, cutlery and cups that Wilfs 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 cellulose cutlery
- 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
It is a PDF file so you will require the free utility from Adobe,
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 7th 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.
course is 7 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday.
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
ORIGINAL WILFS EVENT CATERING who supported us at
the LAMM for many years are joining us again this year 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. Visit www.wilfs-cafe.co.uk
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 www.rightplacerighttime.co.uk.
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
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 fifth 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
Members 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!
POINT 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 some accommodation
available within 10 miles. It will only be a short walk from the
parking 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.
water from the nearby river upstream of the tape that we
will place across the river. 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
purify it. If you are not confident drinking from the river, you
can walk up the steep tarmac road to the house on the right hand
side where you will find a tap on the far outside wall.
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 sticker, vouchers for laminated maps 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 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.
will receive 2 maps, approx. size (83cm x 68cm) 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
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 LAMM.
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 07:00 - 09:30 and assembly is a 10 minute
walk from the camping area. 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.
Pairs 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 another wild location with a nice flat camping
area. Those teams arriving later could need to camp on rougher
ground and if we have rain before the event, it could be 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 river upstream of the tape that
we will place across the river. 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 purify it.
start 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.
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 Glasgow at 15:00
will be given the opportunity of starting at any time from 06:00
morning there is NO Chasing Start for the Score course
and you may start at anytime from 06:30 - 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 14:00!
AT 16:00. YOU MUST BE BACK BY THEN.
This will take place by the Event Centre marquee at 14:00 and
will last no more than 30 minutes.The prizes this year
will be Lowe Alpine rucksacks and accessories, there will be no
items of clothing. 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 9th 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
has very kindly donated 10 copies of her book Mud, Sweat and
Tears - An Irish Woman's Journey of Self-Discovery
to our prize pool. Her book tells of her passion for mountain
running and a solo attempt on the 26 peaks of the Wicklow Round.
Visit her website http://moireosullivan.com
and order her book online.
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.
ELITE PRIZE - BE AVAILABLE ON 17-18th AUGUST
Anders Morell who organises the BAMM
- Bjorkliden Arctic MM has for the fourth time very kindly
offered a prize of a free entry for the BAMM on 17-18th
August 2012. 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.
ON 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 happens
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 BLOG
LAMM Blog Competition started last year by accident when Jon Brooke
came across a number of great blogs by LAMMers. We created a page
of links to these blogs and were so impressed that we offered
a prize for the best blog. You can read the 2011 blogs here.
After the LAMM, please email links to blogs to email@example.com.
The best blog will win a prize.
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 can see the 2011 photo competition gallery here.
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.
Should 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.
Use 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
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.
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 Bivvy (100gram).
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 Lightfoot.
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
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 coach details.
IS AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY NIGHT You
are very welcome to camp at the Event Centre on Sunday night.