Original Mountain Marathon

Posted on: Sunday 12th November 2023

  1. Home
  2. |
  3. News
  4. |
  5. Original Mountain Marathon

Fellrunning duo Tony Marlow and Josie Greenhalgh travelled to Snowdonia to compete in the 55th Original Mountain Marathon better known as The OMM. Held at the end of every October since 1968, ‘The OMM’ is a self-reliant 2-day race over some of the UK’s toughest mountain terrain, a true test of mountain craft and resilience.  Competitors must run in pairs and carry everything they require to be self-sufficient for the 2 days including tent, sleeping bag, cooking equipment and food.

Marlow and Greenhalgh took on the Medium Score Course. On the start line, they were given a map to plan a route and navigate to as many checkpoints dotted around the mountains before heading to the finish.  They must finish within 6 hours on day 1 and 5 hours on day 2 or incur penalties.
On the first day, their route took them over the grassy hills of the Carnedd Mountain range. They worked as a great team sharing their skills and navigated through some poor visibility on the higher summits to finish in the top 30.

On day 2, the pair needed to be more daring to tell them apart from their competitors.  The planned route was open to change on the go which pushed them to their limits.  The exhaustive effort was worth it though and with a massive overall score of 980, moved them up to 20th out of over 234 finishers. In the 11 hours competition over the 2 days, the pair covered over 30 miles and almost 10,000ft elevation over some of Wales’ most rugged mountains. They were delighted to stand on the podium and picked up prizes for 3rd veteran category, a fantastic achievement in what is considered the gold standard of mountain challenges.

Search

Latest club news

Parkrun Results 12 May 2024

Parkrun Results: Haigh Woodland Parkrun Chris Baker 23:55 Rachel Stevens 28:14 (2nd in age category) Karen Taylor 30:58 Matt Withers 31:54 Bolton Parkrun Sheila Garewal 31:47 (2nd in her age category)

Sunday 12th May 2024
Fairfield Horseshoe

Race report by Tony: Saturday saw the Ambleside AC organised Fairfield Horseshoe fell race take place from the beautiful Rydal Hall in the Lake District. 5 intrepid ‘geen vests’ made the trip north for the latest round of the club fell champs. Advertised as 9 miles and 3000 feet of climb the race took place ... Fairfield Horseshoe

Sunday 12th May 2024
Fur Nations Cannock

Report by Jon: Race Weekend Report – Fur Nations, Cannock Chase. Fur Nations is an international Canicross event pitting England, Scotland and Wales against each other. Each nation hosts a long bank holiday weekend of racing. Each weekend has the same format, with a 5k on Saturday, another 5k on Sunday and a 10k on ... Fur Nations Cannock

Tuesday 7th May 2024

120 Members
544 Miles ran this week
50940 Elevation gain achieved this weeK

What our members love about Lostock A.C.

Member
Greg Kilshaw
Joining Lostock AC has been one of the best things that's ever happened to me. I decided to give it a try mainly to loose weight and meet new people. It's really helped with my weight, mental health and output on life. I've been in the club over a year now. Everyone makes you feel so welcome and I love being part of the Lostock family. My running has definitely improved, especially seeing all the medals I've won. It is not just running, Lostock offers other activities too such as cycling, bootcamp and skiing. All I've had a go at which has just been brilliant. Lostock is my second family . I have entered the Machester marathon next year and an ultra. All this for someone who couldn't run . Everyone has made me feel very welcome in the club, I now consider myself to be a runner and would recommend anyone to give Lostock a try.
Member
Rachel Stevens
I joined Lostock AC to help improve my running and to motivate me to run more often. The club has surpassed my expectations. I am not from Bolton originally and did not have many friends in the area. I now feel part of an extended family. I have been encouraged and supported to run half marathons, marathons and an Ultra. I would never believe this was possible 3 years ago.
Member
Rachel Hancock
I’m proud to be a member of Lostock AC, it’s an inclusive club with lovely people, there’s plenty of sporting activities to get involved in and the social get togethers are always welcoming and fun.

Contact us





    Sign up to our newsletter