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Mountain Marathon

Compiled by Andrew Denton

Question 1

Mountain Marathons mark their distances as 'straight line' distance. Does this mean you will be running....?


Question 2

The OMM uses an unusual scale map, usual made by Harvey Mountain Maps. It is useful to practice on this scale before an event. Is it.......?


Question 3

You often need to make route decisions that can mean either more running, or more climbing up hills. When deciding what route to take should you consider.....?


Question 4

The OMM training camp at PYB has Bruce Duncan as the key note speaker this year. Bruce has won many international Adventure races, what is the Major race he is about to defend his title at in South America?


Question 5

The equipment list for a MM mentions a tent, is.....?


Question 6

The OMM is run at the end of October. what important factor do you need to remember as you go to sleep?


Question 7

The OMM - the original and first Mountain Marathon was first run in.....?


Question 8

Mountain Marathons are primarily a Team event, of two people.?


Question 9

In this hi-tech world there are lots of aids for the navigator - Mountain Marathons like the OMM allow....?


Question 10

Mountain Marathons usually have two types of course - Score and Linear?


Question 11

Mountain Marathons are about Navigation as well as fitness?


Question 12

Navigation is a combination of Map and Compass and reading the ground correctly?


Question 13

Mountain Marathons can be over rugged terrain - foot-ware choice is essential?


Question 14

Overnight tips - what is the favourite tip for experienced Overnighters at a Mountain Marathon?


Question 15

Overnight camp is a cold place - especially at the OMM, end of October, so a good nights sleep is essential.?


Question 16

The London Marathon is run on roads, but doesn't a mountain marathon every year on the same course trash the footpaths??


Question 17

In 2008 something unusual happened at the October OMM - was it....?


Question 18

Mountain Marathon Food - what to eat??


Question 19

What should I wear??


Question 20

Many Mountain marathons require a minimum of experience to enter, its a catch 22 - is there a course I can go on to learn more about Mountain marathons and how to enjoy them??




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