Supported by the National Trust
The third round of the Rab Mini Mountain Marathon 2016 Series was held on the Derwent Fells, starting from the Braithwaite Institute. The day started with torrential downpours, but fortunately it stayed dry most of the day. Navigation was difficult higher up in the fells with low clouds. The area is fantastic, deep valleys, waterfalls, lots of runnable footpaths, but tough hilly terrain. Once again the soup and cakes afterwards were well received. The race was won by Neil Talbott from Ambleside AC with 497 points. First female home was Mary Gillie from Clwydian Range Runners with 300 points. For the results click here.
The next Rab Mini Mountain Marathon is on Sunday the 27th of November 2016. This will be the final round of the 2016 Series. The race will be in the Peak district, the exact location will be announced 1 month before the event. For more details click here.
We also had great fun organising two evening Rab Mini Mountain Marathon, both in the South Peak District (White Peaks). Both were attended well and everybody seem to enjoy themselves. We will do them again next year!
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The Barn, Green Farm
DE6 2AW Thorpe, Ashbourne
Our friends at Rab have sponsored the Mini Mountain Marathons for many years and we are very grateful for that. They provide fantastic prizes for the series winners. And they have got some fantastic kit - have a look on their website (click on the picture above).
Unfortunately Cliff Bar has decided to no longer sponsor smaller events like ours. I'm afraid this means you need to bring your own food for during the race!
We are all active and passionate fell runners. We live in Thorpe near Dovedale in the Peak District and go out on the hills as much as we can. Alison has been the race organiser for the Mini Mountain Marathons since 2014 and we have taken over the organisation from Dark & White from the start of last year. We organise these events as a hobby and get our children involved in the organisation and running of the events. Our aim is to deliver professional events with a great atmosphere. Alison and Janneke spend many hours baking the cakes and preparing soup for the events. Erwin and Chris do all the computer stuff, finance and marketing and everybody gets involved in preparing the routes, recceing, setting out / collecting controls and of course on race day.
Derwent Fells, Lake District
Click herefor the Results
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Four hours of Fell running & Navigation in
the Peaks, Lakes and Moors