2006 - Update 3
Saturday 10th June 2006
is 4¾ Hrs Drive North of Glasgow/Edinburgh, 1¾ Hrs
Drive from Inverness!
contains the following topics:
- NEW - Outdoor
Industry Mountain Marathon Championships
Mountain Marathon Championships
- A Note from
our planner, Andy Spenceley, to whet your appetite
Now less than
a week to go until the13th Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon. This is
the largest mountain event that has ever taken place so far north
in the British Isles. Quite amazing that so many of you have committed
to the long journey north. We're keeping our fingers crossed that
the good weather is still around next weekend. The location is a
fine gem, in keeping with the Connoisseurs Mountain Marathon! Final
Details are now available here.
Our planner for 2006 is Andy Spenceley, well known to MMers and
fell runners alike. We're very pleased that Angela Mudge is returning again as
NEW - Outdoor
Industry Mountain Marathon Championships - NEW
Lowe Alpine is throwing the gauntlet down and is proud to sponsor
the first Outdoor Industry Mountain Marathon Championships. To Qualify,
at least one team member must be in full time employment within
the Outdoor Industry as a retailer or manufacturer/distributor.
If your team qualifies, then this is the competition for you! Once
you have entered the LAMM you can fill in your details on the Outdoor
MM Champs. web page. You need to nominate your company or companies
when you register. The winning team will be presented with an identical
pair of "unique" and "novel" engraved trophies
at the LAMM prize-giving. We're sure your company or companies will
be proud to display the trophies in a prominent place for the following
12 months! This competition runs in parallel with the LAMM and will
not effect your overall standing in the main event. The results
will be based on a calculation that allows you to compete on your
usual course. You don't need to enter one specific course in order
to qualify for the championships.
Mountain Marathon Championships
Very similar to the Outdoor Industry champs. described above and
run successfully with 20 teams last year.
A NOTE FROM
OUR PLANNER ANDY SPENCELEY TO WHET YOUR APPETITE
This area really
has everything. Mountains of over 3000ft (and some impressive smaller
ones); high, open moorland; deep and steep glens; lots of crags
and, once away from the event centre, feels (and is) very remote
with the only access being a few stalkers paths. There
is the usual variety of terrain you have come to expect on the LAMM:
lots of rock, boulder covered ridges and other rough going such
as some deep heather and peat hags (just in case you are more used
to running in other mountain marathons!). However, don't despair,
as there is lots of surprisingly fast running, grassy, wide open
areas, open hill sides etc mixed in with the more complex, rough
stuff - you just have to remember to slow down to find the controls!
map are some amazing and fairly well known natural features to watch
for (some courses have been planned to give the best opportunities
to see these, so if you're not out to win keep your eyes open) and,
depending on the weather, the views are spectacular.Also,
keep your eyes open for the wildlife - herds of deer, golden eagles,
dippers and if you are as lucky as the planner, otters (the planner
had a very close encounter with one when checking control sites).
I've not mentioned the overnight camp-site. This year it is one
of the most spectacular yet. If the weather is good, it'll be special
and memorable. Saying more might give it away. Its everything you
should expect at the Connoisseurs Mountain Marathon!
Need More Information About
Please take a look at all the online 2004 and 2005 information
- Event Details & Final Details, Best Routes & Results,
Control Descriptions, Galleries and Reports/Feedback from Glencarron
and Isle of Mull. This should give you a flavour of the event and
help you to choose the best course for your team.
The LAMM Team looks forward to meeting
you all again on Friday 16th June 2006. Don't miss out on it or
you may regret it later!
All the best