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2018-RD-report-thumb 2018 Race Director's Report 6th Feb 2018

What a unique challenge Marmot Dark Mountains™ is! I'd like to congratulate everyone who participated in the event this year: Well done! The combination of darkness and winter weather and conditions is one of the...

ALLCONTROLS thumb 18 2018 Courses Revealed 27th Jan 2018 @ 23:05

The 2018 Marmot Dark Mountains™ courses are displayed below. All the courses start and finish at Slaidburn Village Hall. There are two marshalled checkpoints on the course, which competitors on the linear courses...

planners-notes-thumb 2018 Event Planner's Insights 19th Jan 2018

Event planner Graham Gristwood shares some thoughts and information about Marmot Dark Mountains™ 2018.   Introduction It has been a pleasure to explore the area of the Forest of Bowland around Slaidburn, and I hope...

ecological-briefing-2018-thumb 2018 Ecological Briefing Notes 19th Jan 2018

Ourea Events' races are located in Britain’s greatest upland areas that often contain features of outstanding biodiversity value and importance. Occasionally, the features that provide this interest can be vulnerable to...

ShaneOhlyBenWyvis Clothing & Equipment Insights For Marmot Dark Mountains™ 2nd Jan 2018

Introduction  The 2018 Marmot Dark Mountains™ is the 6th edition of the event and it has steadily grown since its winter storm baptism in 2013. It is now widely considered the benchmark test for all-round mountain...

MDM2017-Example Navigation Insights For Marmot Dark Mountains™ 2nd Jan 2018

Introduction  The 2018 Marmot Dark Mountains™ is the 6th edition of the event and it has steadily grown since its winter storm baptism in 2013. It is now widely considered the benchmark test for all-round mountain...

Forest-of-Bowland-thumb 2018 Location Announced Early 31st Oct 2017

We're delighted to announce that the premier race in the 2018 British Mountain Marathon Championship, Marmot Dark Mountains, will take place in the Forest of Bowland.     The event centre will be in Slaidburn...

Marmot-Dark-Mountain-2017-copyright-Steve-Ashworth-1-10 2017 Race Director's Report 31st Jan 2017

A world apart. Before the weather closed in for the night, the lights of participants were captured by event photographer Steve Ashworth in stark contrast to the 'real' world in the far distance. © Steve Ashworth What...

iancorless.com MDM2017-0730-Web 2017 Planner's Report 31st Jan 2017

"That was like trying to navigate inside a ping-pong ball… in the dark!” © Ian Corless   That was a very challenging event due to the weather conditions on the night. Many thanks for the compliments and...

Dark-Low-Res---Steve-Ashworthdark2-copyright-Steve-Ashworth-60 2017 Final Information 18th Jan 2017

Welcome to the 5th edition of Marmot Dark Mountains™! The event has a deserved reputation for toughness and the challenge of running and navigating at night, in winter, is significant. It is also an incredibly rich...

GaryTompsett2013 2017 Planners Insights 17th Jan 2017

  Gary Tompsett gives a few insights into the terrain – he has spent a few days up on the Pennines after all! Gary Tompsett (right) with Gavin Miles (left). They finished the infamous first Marmot Dark...

legend-thumbnail 2017 Maps 17th Jan 2017

We are releasing the following extract of the 'Map Legend' from the 2017 Marmot Dark Mountains™ map, so that participants can familiarise themselves with the over-printed information.    Please remember we (and your...

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