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Rab Mountain Marathon 2012
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RAB Mountain Marathon 2012 - 6th/7th October
The first of several updates with information you need know about RAB MM
Rab Mountain Marathon 2012 - Exclusive Rab Clothing & Kit Offers
Rab and Planet Fear have come up with some great offers on clothing and kit for this years event
Rab Mountain Marathon - Final Information Update
Please read all the points if you are coming to the RAB MM this year.
06 October 2012
Choice of 7 & 6 hours OR 6 & 5 hours each day
Last Entry Date
01 October 2012
Highburn House Country Holiday Park, Wooler, Northumberland (click for map)
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Sponsored by Rab & run under FRA rules, Dark & White are organising their 6th two day mountain marathon. Run along similar lines to previous events, the courses for 2012 will all be in score format avoiding snakes of runners & testing your navigation more. There is a rolling start each day so you can set off when ready.
Entries can be solo or pairs; in addition to a variety of runners classes there is a walkers class for those who want an easier weekend.
Event details & directions will be on the website 1 month before the event. Final race information will be emailed out prior to the event & if needs be handed out on your arrival.
The Event Centre & Registration will open late afternoon (time tbc) until 10.00pm on Friday & from 7.00 until 9.30am on Saturday.
Choose your own start time (Day 1 between 8.30 & 10.30am, 7.00 & 9.00am Day 2) Please note the Saturday start is likely to be a 30 minute walk from the Event Centre & registration may take some time so please don't arrive late! If you have your own dibber you can use rapid registration - just check your details are correct sign-in; hand in your kit list & disclaimer; clear your SPORTident dibbers & head off to the start.
Time limits: 6hrs Saturday & 5hrs Sunday for the standard course; the Elite course is 7hrs day 1 & 6 hours day 2. Each checkpoint will have a specified points value - considering your ability, aim to collect as many points as possible each day within the time allowed. If you are late, penalty points will be deducted. Strategy & route planning are as important as fitness. Both days points totals will be combined to produce overall results.
Each competitor will be issued with a bagged map AT THE START. The map will be either 1:30,000 or 1:40,000 & approx size A3. It will be pre-marked with all controls but not all the controls will be active each day. The same map will be used both days so please take care of it. At the start each day you will be given a control description sheet listing the active controls to allow you to plan your strategy/route.
At registration you can view a Master Map of the competition area giving an overview of the event area & details of any out of bounds etc; the event Master Map will not show control points.
Saturday night camp - details will be given on the event map & control description sheet. Broad details of the campsite i.e. high/low, isolated etc will be given in the event details by email & on the website in the lead up to the event.
Camping is free for competitors at the Event Centre. Use a larger tent at the Event Centre to save your racing one for the event. If you don't want to camp there is accommodation in the area - details will be advised on our website before the event.
Water Supply: En-route & at the overnight camp water will be from streams. If you feel there is any risk, consider using water purification tablets. This is more significant after a period of dry weather. All water consumed during the weekend is at your own risk.
Food at the event centre: Caterers will be at the Event Centre Friday evening, Saturday morning & after the event on Sunday - a meal will be provided to all finishers on Sunday pm, the cost of which is included in the entry fee.
SPORTident (SI) electronic timing will be used, full details here.
***visit www.rab.uk.com for kit ideas/recommendations***
The kit list for each person/team & equipment advice can be found on this page.
A list of all the event classes can be found here.
Principal prizes will be provided by Rab & will be up on their website during 2012. Please note in the event of low numbers, classes may be amalgamated for the purposes of prize giving.
NO FINAL EVENT DETAILS WILL BE SENT OUT - all relevant information will be published on the website & sent out by email.
Provisional results will be available on the day of the event. Full results will be on the website within 48 hours of event completion.
You can find all the event rules here.
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