SUNDAY 29TH AUGUST
HOWGILLS, LAKE DISTRICT
We are very grateful that our friends from Kong Adventure sponsor our Mini Mountain Marathons. Kong Adventure is a fantastic shop in the centre of Keswick with a great selection of fell running and other products. They also offer a variety of indoor climbing options as well as outdoor adventures. Have a look when you are next in Keswick (Heads Rd, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5EZ).
What a brilliant day. Most of the recceing and the race in the sunshine, even a bit too warm. And of course beautiful scenery in Borrowdale, one of our favourite areas in the Lakes. Good to be back doing these 4 hour events, still with COVID measures but nonetheless! Close to 200 people took part in Round 1. Harry Kingston won the race with a 575 score very closely followed by Matthew Atkinson from Keswick AC with 573 points. Eleanor Johnstone was the first lady home and 6th overall with 533 points. Thank you all for coming!
SUNDAY 6TH JUNE
BORROWDALE, LAKE DISTRICT
We are back on the August bank holiday Sunday the 29th August in the Lake District. But this time in the Howgills. The start will be from Tebay, with more details to follow nearer the time. At least this allows you to plan any accommodation before the race given it will be busy in the area. The Howgills are very different from Borrowdale and other areas of the Lakes. Not as high, but beautiful and tough. Lots of ups and downs. We hope you will enjoy this new area for us.
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 2015.
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.
We are also supported by the National Trust and Harvey maps
And we support the John Muir Trust