Thank you all for participating in the first race of the 2020 Kong Mini Mountain Marathon Series. It turned out to be a pretty nice day for February, wind, fog but most important no rain. Many people commented that the area was beautiful and very runnable, although with some very steep areas. The winner was Neil Talbott from Ambleside AC with an amazing 740 points (22 check points!). Eleanor Johnstone from Penine FR was the first lady home with 505 points. Up to the next one in the Lakes in April!
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
And we support the John Muir Trust
First race done! second one to come in April. We are looking forward to being in the Lakes again. It is great through these races to see a lot of the British Mountain Areas. We have found a nice spot again for the April race and will let you know a month before the race what the exact location is.
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).
ABER, NORTH WALES
SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2020
TBC, LAKE DISTRICT
SUNDAY 5TH APRIL 2020