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Event Centre Race Director's Report 2020 27th Jan 2020

Introduction After nine editions of Marmot Dark Mountains™the 2020 event will be the last one organised by Ourea Events. As I explained at the prize-giving we are in the process of seeking a new organiser for the event...

Neil Talbott and Tom Gibbs 2020 event live wrap-up 26th Jan 2020

Well done class of 2020 and thank you to all who took part, dot-watched, or helped volunteer for the final event. The event went smoothly and we were delighted to see so many of you smiling (not just before the start!) ...

MDM THUMB 2020 courses revealed 25th Jan 2020

The 2020 Marmot Dark Mountains™ courses are displayed below. All the courses start and finish at the National White Water Centre.  There is one marshalled checkpoint on the course, which competitors on the...

THUMB Planner’s Insights 2020 20th Jan 2020

Course Planner Graham Gristwood and Course Controller Gary Tompsett share some thoughts and information about Marmot Dark Mountains™ 2020. Introduction Marmot Dark Mountains™ 2020 is almost certainly the last ever...

THUMB Marmot Dark Mountains 2019 Steve Ashworth37 Ecological Briefing Notes 2020 20th Jan 2020

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...

Marmot Dark Mountains 2019 Steve Ashworth1 The last Marmot Dark Mountains™ will be in 2020 2nd Jan 2020

Today the organisers of Marmot Dark Mountains™ have confirmed that the 2020 event is likely to be the last edition of this iconic winter Mountain Marathon.    ENTER NOW   Marmot Dark Mountains™ has...

Marmot Dark Mountains 2019 Steve Ashworth30 Entries open + location revealed for 2020 29th Mar 2019

Entries OPEN We are excited to announce that entries are open for Marmot Dark Mountains™ 2020. Join us January 25th-26th next year for some more dark adventures in the first round of the British Mountain Marathon...

News Story MDM Marmot Dark Mountains 2019 20th Feb 2019

We have loved reading about your Marmot Dark Mountains 2019 experiences! Here we share some of the stories:   Steve Birkinshaw  Scottish orienteering association  Ben Murphy  Chris Colla More from our...

small MDM 2019 RACE DIRECTOR'S REPORT 29th Jan 2019

By Shane Ohly Race Director   Marmot® Renew Sponsorship The seventh edition of Marmot Dark Mountains™ was another huge success this weekend with entries almost reaching 350 people. The event continues to grow each...

map-2019-thumb 2019 Courses revealed 26th Jan 2019

The 2019 Marmot Dark Mountains™ courses are displayed below. All the courses start and finish at Lowther Castle. There is one marshalled checkpoint on the course, which competitors on the linear courses will...

2c63f298-c5f5-487a-883b-998c90755848 Severe weather to test Marmot Dark Mountains™ runners 25th Jan 2019

  A record field of over 300 runners will be making their way to the Far Eastern Lake District this weekend to take part in the 7th edition of Marmot Dark Mountains™ 2019.       It is the first event in the...

Marmot Dark Mountain 2017 copyright Steve Ashworth-2 1 Ecological Briefing Notes 2019 21st Jan 2019

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...

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