News - Sat 26th Jan 2013 - Course Maps and Profiles - Marmot Dark Mountains™

Course Maps and Profiles

26th Jan 2013

This information has gone live at 2300 on Saturday night. By now all the competitors will have started and it is time to share the course details with friends and family.

Hopefully as you may have heard we have reverted to our ‘Bad Weather Courses’ due to the particularly severe winter weather. You can read about the details and reasons for this in detail here>>>

All the courses start by running over Muncaster Fell before dropping into Eskdale Green and following a mandatory route (marked with glowsticks) to rejoin the fell at Brantrake Crag. From this point all the course diverge and following different routes. There is a manned checkpoint on the Thwaites Fell Road that all the course visit, which for most, is the their most southerly point.
 

Elite Course
Optimum Distance / Height Gain: 51.4km / 2,200m
Estimated Winning Time: 11 hours
Bad Weather Course: Omit checkpoints: 13, 14 and 15

 

 

A Course
Optimum Distance / Height Gain: 41.1km / 1,900m
Estimated Winning Time: 10 hours
Bad Weather Course: Omit checkpoints: 10 and 11

 

 

B Course
Optimum Distance / Height Gain: 35.3km / 1,600m
Estimated Winning Time: 9 hours
Bad Weather Course: Omit checkpoints: 9 and 11

 

 

C Course
Optimum Distance / Height Gain: 30.7km / 1,400m
Estimated Winning Time: 8 hours
Bad Weather Course: Omit checkpoints: 10 and 11
 

 

Score Course
Score: 8 hours limit
Bad Weather Course: 7 hours limit with none of the Black Coombe checkpoints in operation.