2014 - FULL & FINAL DETAILS
This Supplements the Event Details & Includes
All Recent Updates
PLEASE PRINT THESE FULL & FINAL 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 NUMBER.
Further information about the location will be provided by 13:00hrs
on Thursday 5th 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.
2014 TEES - BACK TO OUR ROOTS
If you haven't yet ordered your LAMM tee, now is the time.
We have a fantastic event tee shirt for you based on a photograph
of the area by Steven Fallon, a LAMMer who won the score course
in 2011. We are providing a unisex cotton tee in Antique Sapphire
with a striking graphic in white, orange and black of a well
known location most of you will visit during the event. The
graphic is on the front of the unisex tee and on the back of
the ladies tee. The LAMM logo is on the sleeve.
pre-ordered 250 tees this year and they are selling very
quickly. The team member who originally entered your team can
EDIT MY 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.
BEER - 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. We
will be providing real ale from another local microbrewery on
Friday evening and possibly Sunday. A pint of beer will be £3.00
and all this money will go directly to the Arrochar Mountain
Rescue Team. PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY. Other soft drinks
can be purchased from Wilfs.
MUSIC ON FRIDAY EVENING
As it is the 20th Anniversary LAMM we've decided
to indulge ourselves a little. A local group of 4 will play
some music in the LAMM Marquee from 19:30. It won't be loud
and you'll still be able to chat with your mates. We hope it
will add to the convivial atmosphere and help to wash the beer
20TH BIRTHDAY - THERE WILL BE CAKE AND WINE
We'll carry on the celebrations at the Prize
Giving. Wilfs are making us a special 20th Anniversary LAMM
cake and there will be a small glass of sparkling wine for everyone
who comes to the prize giving.
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,
Please make any team changes online before
you come to the event by clicking on EDIT
MY ENTRY. The last chance to enter or make changes online
is 21:00 on Thursday 5th June. This will help
us considerably with the smooth running of the event. Report
any even later changes to the Information Desk at registration.
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
ANGELS - SPORTS MASSAGE
For the sixth 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 give us an idea of numbers so that enough therapists
are present, please EDIT
MY ENTRY. 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
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.
PARKING, EVENT CENTRE, ACCOMMODATION & CAMPING
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 accommodation
available within 5 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
two water taps in the camping fields, one behind the marquee
and another near the parking area. If you are in any doubt about
water quality, you should boil or purify it.
will be open from 16:00 - 23:30 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 vouchers for laminated maps . 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.
team will receive 2 maps, approx. size (70cm x 60cm) 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 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.
TIMES ON SATURDAY MORNING
Registration will be open from 07:00 - 09:00. Assembly
times are between 08:00 - 10:00 for B/C/D/Score and between
07:45 - 09:15 for Elite/A. Assembly is a maximum of 30
minute walk from the camping area. At the start enter the taped
area corresponding to your course. The description sheet is
waterproof paper and 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 tent.
- It would
be really helpful if any A&E trained DOCTOR could
inform us on arrival at the midcamp so that we can hand you
a streamer to attach to your tent
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!
must use our toilets for all solid deposits. There will be
a few portaloos and the usual slit trenches. There is to be
no Al Fresco crapping anywhere within 2KM of the midcamp
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
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 public transport
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.
- LAMM 20TH CELEBRATION
This will take place by the Event Centre marquee at 14:00
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 7th 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. We are also providing a separate
Junior category on the D course which is targetted at juniors
aged 16 and 17 who are partnered by a parent or guardian. There
will be special male and female junior handicap prize which
is based on the exact age of the junior (not the parent!)
also prizes for folk who took part in the first LAMM 1994, 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
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.
ON COURSES WILL HELP TO WRITE THE LAMM WEBCAST
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
FOR THE BEST BLOG
LAMM Blog Competition started 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.
FOR 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 2012 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 £30.00. 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
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, 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.
for evening meal and breakfast, stove and means to produce
aid kit to include wound dressings (one large), triangular
bandage, roller bandage & anti-inflammatory tablets/ointments
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).
must 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.
You may not use a Sat Nav device or software on a mobile device
that shows your current location either on a map or as a grid
reference. Altimeters are allowed.
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 details.
IS AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY NIGHT You
are very welcome to camp at the Event Centre on Sunday night.