The second round of the Rab Mini Mountain Marathon 2016 Series was held on Grasmere common, starting from the Grasmere sports pavilion. We had fantastic weather, cold, sunny and perfect conditions for running. The area was brilliant, very runnable with a mixture of mountains, deep valleys, waterfalls and mountain lakes. Once again the soup and cakes afterwards were well received. The race was won by Tom Gomersall from Bingley Harriers with 403 points. First female home was part of a mix team, Astrid & Tom Gibbs from Ambleside AC with 320 points. For the results click here.
The next Rab Mini Mountain Marathon is on Sunday the 28th of August 2016. This will be the third round of the 2016 Series. The race will be held in the Lake District again. The exact location will be confirmed circa one month before the event. For more details click here.
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.
Grasmere, Lake District
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Four hours of Fell running & Navigation in
the Peaks, Lakes and Moors
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The Barn, Green Farm
DE6 2AW Thorpe, Ashbourne
Supported by the National Trust