Runners taking part in a UK mountain marathon have been given a sneak preview of the course area.
As is traditional with these types of events, the area where participants will be hoping to tick off checkpoints in the OMM Lite is kept a secret until closer to the date.
Now with a month to go to the OMM Festival weekend on May 29 to 30, the organisers have released a map. The checkpoint locations are revealed on the start line.
With the easing of Covid 19 restrictions, there is growing confidence that the OMM Lite will go ahead in Grasmere in the Lake District.
The aim of the trailquest-style OMM LITE is to collect as many points as possible by reaching checkpoints, each with different values, marked on the event map.
Entrants can run solo or as a team – and they can choose how long they stay out on the course area for and what route to take.
There is a Long Course on the Saturday, where runners have up to seven hours to collect points and get to the finish. On the Sunday, the time limit is up to five hours.
A Short Course is up to five hours on day one and up to four hours on day two.
Teams that are not from the same COVID-19 defined "household' or "bubble" are required to maintain social distancing recommendations throughout the event.
OMM Festival and Grasmere Gallop weekend
OMM Festival has teamed up with the Grasmere Gallop for the outdoor weekend. There will be variety of events, including fully marked trail running races and the OMM Lite trailquest-style event. The OMM Bike event has been cancelled.
The weekend will offer catering and a bar on site, as well as camping options. See OMM Festival for details.
Fiona Russell is a widely published adventure journalist and blogger, who is better known as Fiona Outdoors. She is based in Scotland and is an all-round outdoors enthusiast with favourite activities including trail running, mountain walking, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon and skiing, both downhill and back country. Her target for 2021 is to finish the final nine summits in her first round of all 282 Munros, the Scottish mountains of more than 3,000ft high. Aside from being outdoors, Fiona's biggest aim is to inspire others to enjoy the great outdoors, especially through her writing. She is also rarely seen without a running skort! Find out more at Fiona Outdoors.
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