This Supplements the Event Details & Includes
All Recent News Updates
NOTE YOUR COMPETITOR NUMBER, WHICH IS DISPLAYED ON THE TEAM LIST.
PLEASE PRINT THIS DOCUMENT & THE FULL
EVENT DETAILS AND BRING THEM WITH YOU.
Please make any team changes online before you
come to the event. The last chance to do this online is 17:00
on Thursday 16th June. This will help us considerably
with the smooth running of the event. Report any even later changes
to the Information Desk at registration.
Further information about the location will be provided at 12:00hrs
on Thursday 16th June. Those
with Internet access should visit www.lamm.co.uk
where details will remain until after the event. It will be best
to visit the LAMM website, which will tell you far more than is
possible in a brief message. A recorded telephone message will be
available from 17:30 on the Thursday. There are two telephone
numbers - 01539 742001, 01539 742068.
team must complete one of these forms and hand it in at registration.
You will find the form on tables near to registration. Please save
yourself time and hassle by downloading and printing one from here.
It is a PDF file so you will require the free utility from Adobe,
EVENT CENTRE & CAMPING
The LAMM car
park will not open or be signed until 12:30 on the Friday
so please do not arrive until then. There is no accommodation available
near to the Event Centre. As stated in the Event Details, it is
a 3KM walk to the Event Centre & camping from the LAMM
Parking. The landowner has requested that only marshall's vehicles
are brought to the Event Centre. So if you are not camping at the
Event Centre, you will not visit the Event Centre or register until
Saturday morning. When you have parked your vehicle, don't expect
to be able to return to it during the weekend as it is a 6KM
round trip. You may park a camper van at the LAMM parking area but
if you choose to stay in it on Friday night there will be no facilities
available. We would recommend that this year you camp at the Event
Centre field. Make sure you are able to carry all your kit in a
rucksack 3KM to the Event Centre. We think it is best to
leave a tent up on the camping area throughout the weekend and you
can change in it on your return. If you don't have a second tent,
a rucksack can be left in the event marquee and we will provide
labels . You have the option to cycle by road or mountain bike
to the Event Centre but please ONLY bring a bike if you
are coming to the Event Centre on the Friday evening.
EARLY THIS YEAR
like as many as possible to arrive at the LAMM car park by 19:30
as we have an evening of special festivities arranged at the Event
Centre. YOU REALLY MUST TRY NOT TO MISS THIS. Among other
treats there will be a bonfire and free gluvein for all. (use your
own mug!). It will definitely be worth arriving early to enjoy the
convivial atmosphere. WILFS
be serving their usual delicious fayre in the large marquee, including
a number of Saturday breakfast options.
TO ARRIVE AT THE LAMM PARKING BY 22:00 ON THE FRIDAY EVENING
The LAMM parking
will close at 22:00 on the Friday evening. If you are likely to
arrive later than 22:00, please either find accommodation
en route or camp at the campsite near to the LAMM parking that will
be described when the LAMM 2005 venue is released on Thursday
16th June at 12:00. If you are arriving at the car park on Saturday
morning, you must arrive ready to set off for the Event Centre by
07:00 at the absolute latest. If you are arriving on Saturday
morning, please bring an extra bag with a change of clothing to
the Event Centre. You can label it with your team number at registration
and leave it in the event marquee.
Torches - A Petzl
Tikka is fine - nothing more is needed if you have a torch with
A NOTE FROM
OUR PLANNER ANDY CREBER TO WHET YOUR APPETITE
The general area
rises to over 3000ft and is typically impressive Scottish mountain
country, with some crags about 1000ft high. Yes, 1000ft! Deer are
in abundance but there are also other, more unusual wildlife. (No,
not the locals)
descend apparently easy-angled hillsides they often run in shallow
but vertical ravines, or flow over slabby rock. Both features have
given Planner and Controller considerable entertainment when trying
to get off the hill for 'last orders'. These major inhibitors to
movement have heavily influenced the courses on day 1. The
competition will make use of several contrasting areas of terrain.
There will be ancient track running, tussocks, high fast ridges,
deer trods, exposed rock, and some route choice for the runners
For the navigators,
you can look forward to the 'Donut' a technical delight on day 1,
followed by a twist in the tail of day 2. Finally, for the best
navigators amongst you, a real challenge . . . . . . . . . . but
we'll tell you more about this when you arrive at the event. Its
everything you should expect at the Connoisseurs Mountain Marathon!
Adam Stirk of
Durham University has arranged the inaugural University Mountain
Marathon Championships. If both members of your team are currently
studying at the same University then you are welcome to enter this
competition. Once you've confirmed your entry you can visit the
MM Champs page and fill in your details on the page. The results
will be based on a calculation that allows you to compete at your
standard, so you don't need to enter one specific class and it's
just for fun. Details of the way your result is calculated will
be described on the page soon.
EACH COURSE WILL HELP TO WRITE THE LAMM WEBCAST
This year we
will again pull out all the stops to keep those at home informed
about the LAMM during the weekend. At the end of each day the top
team on each course will be asked to step into a "room"
or maybe a shed or a tent where we will have a few laptops setup.
We would like them to write a paragraph or two about their experiences
of the day. Please write whatever springs to mind and we think that
this will help to make the reportage from the event come alive.
Jon Brooke will be taking digital photographs out on the
course and writing about the event as it unfolds. He will compile
a section of the LAMM webcast that contains the competitor's stories
of the day and pictures of each team. If any other team has the
urge to tell the world about their day on the Scottish hills there
will be space. Its all experimental so we'll just see what happens
We may be living
in a technologically advanced age but the Scottish Highlands still
present significant communications problems and we can't afford
a satellite link. We will however try not to disappoint. Those with
access to the Internet on Friday night will be able to see something
of significant interest by 20:30! As the competitors are
setting off on Saturday and on Sunday we will display detailed OS
maps on www.lamm.co.uk
showing the terrain and the planner's/controller's choice for
each of the routes. We aim to upload photographs and reports on
Friday evening, Saturday morning by 10:30, Saturday evening
by around 21:00, Sunday morning by 10:00 and Sunday
evening by 19:00. Last year we uploaded photographs of each
of the prize winners and this was a great success. We will do the
same this year. Results will also be displayed at the end of each
day showing overall positions on each course and also split times
between each checkpoint. Andrew Leaney from SPORTident UK
will also be taking digital photographs, processing results and
acting as our webmaster for the weekend. Most of the web commentary
will also appear on www.sleepmonsters.co.uk.
This year Jon
Brooke will be out in the hills and will attempt to take a digital
photograph of every competing team. Some of these may appear in
our on-line reports, but they will all be available to purchase
a day or two after the event at www.sleepmonsters.co.uk.
The images will
be available as JPEG files in three different sizes, suitable for
display on a monitor, or to create small or large prints. Payment
can be made using any credit card and no registration or other faffing
is required. The three sizes are 750x500, 1280x854, 3008x2000. All
photos will be taken at normal compression. The medium file is suitable
for prints of at least 6" x 4". The large file will produce
at least a 9" x 6" print, though would probably be acceptable
up to A3 size at least.
THE BEST PHOTO
the event is over, we will offer 2 prizes of Lowe Alpine kit for
best digital photographs taken by competitors while the event is
in progress. The two categories are best photo of LAMMers in action
and best scenic photo (which should also include a few competitors).
The photos will be displayed on the website. Please only send
a maximum of 2 of your very best photos and no bigger than 0.8MB.
Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
and don't send them until Sunday 26th June otherwise
my mailbox will creak!
If you have booked places on our transport, please visit the relevant
page on the site to check your booking is correct. Our coach
for Glasgow will now depart on the Sunday at 16:00. Please check
the page for your final details including details of your Coach
Manager on 14th June. We notice that a few of you have booked
flights on Sunday before 19:30, the earliest time that we
specified on the coach details. Please see the section below where
we ask competitors to offer lifts to Glasgow Airport on Sunday.
DOUBLE SIDED MAP
This is the first
year that Ordnance Survey have been able to provide 1:25,000 digital
data with some of the irrelevant tourist symbols and boundaries
removed. We have decided to provide you with two double-sided maps.
One side will be at a scale of 1:40,000 which will help you plan
your routes to within a few hundred metres of each control. The
other side will be at 1:25,000 which should make it easy to navigate
to the exact control location. ALL control locations are identifiable
on the 1:25,000 map but not necessarily on the 1:40,000 map. The
Elite, A and B will face an additional minor cartographic challenge!
Using a double-sided
map is completely experimental and we have no idea how you will
cope with the two scales. But it should be great fun. So - we'll
await your feedback. We suggest that you mark up the 1:25,000 maps
and keep one map folded to show each scale. The stronger navigator
can then use whichever map is relevant at the time.
YOU REQUIRE EXTRA LAMINATED MAPS?
Maps (2 per team) are 86cm x 65cm and will be handed out on the
way to the start. If you have purchased laminated maps you will
hand in your voucher (issued at registration) and receive a laminated
map in exchange. No voucher, no laminated map - so don't lose
your voucher. In view of the new double-sided map, you may now
wish to have one or both of your maps laminated. Please amend your
team details online within the next week and we will collect the
extra payment from you at registration. If we
have not used up our entire allocation of laminated maps, extra
vouchers will be available at registration on a first come, first
served basis - price £3 each. For those whose maps
are not laminated, map bags sized 60cm x 45cm will be available
for purchase at registration. Plain maps are not waterproof so please
ensure that you take a large enough map bag with you and if the
weather is really bad we suggest that you save one map for use on
the second day. Also carry some money with you in case you get stranded
miles from the Event Centre.
After the event
is over, plain LAMM 2005 maps will be available in the marquee for
the bargain price of £2 each. We suggest that you bring
a postal tube to protect any map you purchase after the event, otherwise
these will be available from the shop for £0.70 each.
2005 DRY ZONE TEE SHIRT - Great 2005 Colours & Fantastic Value
This year we will offer another a special edition Lowe Alpine
tee shirt bearing the LAMM 2005 logo. Lowe Alpine's Dryflo garments
have always been very popular at the LAMM. This year for the ladies
we have the Womens Lightweight Dryflo Crew Short Sleeve in Lavender
and Bluebell and the for the men we have the Dryflo Tee in Stargazer
Blue and Aqua Mist. Even with the special LAMM 2005 logo applied,
the price of £20 means that you will not be able to purchase
these items more cheaply elsewhere.
can be purchased during the weekend in the marquee but Dryflo has
been so popular this year that we have only been able to source
sufficient for about 40% of the competitors. When these items have
sold out Lowe Alpine will have no more Dryflo available for us to
purchase. Not surprisingly, the advice is - BUY EARLY. To
see the 2005 Colours, logo and details visit the 2005
Tee Shirt page. To ensure that all competitors are able to take
away a souvenir garment from the weekend, we are endeavouring to
obtain an alternative supply of tops with the LAMM 2005 logo.
will be open from 16:00 - 01:00 on Friday but be closed between
22:45 and 23:30 for the marshals briefing. At registration
you will receive your Si-Card and wriststrap, 2 LAMM 2005 car stickers,
2 small polybags for the Control Descriptions (which are not waterproof),
a pair of foot shaped plastic bags care of Sidas. The Information
Desk will provide your Saturday start time, vouchers for laminated
maps and allow you to register any VERY LATE team/course
FOR THOSE ARRIVING ON SATURDAY MORNING
Start times will be provided at registration. If you are not arriving
to register until Saturday morning you will be given start times
nearer to 09.15.
The midges can be quite annoying if it is humid or still. Try to
bring some insect repellent or a net.
The water at the Event Centre, on the course and at the midcamp
is consumed at your own risk and if you are in any doubt water should
either be boiled or purified. Please do not wash anything in the
water bin at the Event Centre and only dip clean pans and water
bottles into the bin. At the midcamp, please do not wash in the
water upstream of the camp.
The usual rudimentary toilets will be available at the midcamp field.
These must be used for all solid deposits! We will have some portaloos
at the Event Centre but you can avoid the queue by using the "traditional"
Those who are hiring an SI Card will receive one card per team at
registration while those of you who are using your own must present
it at registration so that we can confirm the card number. If you
have chosen to hire a card, it will be attached loosely to your
wrist using a tamper proof wrist strap. This will remain attached
all weekend and be cut off you either when you finish or if you
retire. If you lose, break or take a hire card home with you the
charge will be £18.00. This is one reason why we are
now using these wristbands for non-orienteering events of more than
2 hours duration. Also you will quickly get used to carrying the
card on your wrist. Wrists do swell during exercise and providing
you have attached the card loosely, you will hardly notice that
you are wearing it overnight.
DESCRIPTIONS & STATIONS
The six figure grid references you will be given represent the bottom
left corner of a 100m square. The exact location could be anywhere
within the 100m square and the description should enable you to
locate the checkpoint precisely. Due to the steepness of the ground,
some checkpoints will be described as being, for example, 'on the
540m map contour'. This is to enable you to locate the precise point
on the map and it may not always accurately reflect the height you
are seeing on your wrist altimeter (should you be lucky enough to
have one)! If a checkpoint station doesn't beep or flash, please
memorise the 3 letter word written on the station and tell us at
Please remember not to touch any deer calves, even if they appear
to be distressed as the mother will often reject them if human scent
is detected. Also try to avoid stepping on nests of baby grouse
- the estates get annoyed. A number of rivers in this area soon
become uncrossable after prolonged rain or even a heavy shower.
If in doubt, move UPSTREAM, not DOWNSTREAM to cross and if moving
downstream, ensure that if all else fails you can cross by a bridge.
Carry all your rubbish back to the Event Centre on Sunday and be
prepared to show it during a kit check.
collect a 'Barrier Tape Streamer' at registration and attach it
to your tent at the Event Centre and midcamp so that we can locate
you in an emergency.
This is printed on the control descriptions and should only be used
in extremis. Rescue facilities are only available to deal with potentially
life-threatening situations. Emergency medical facilities will be
available both at the midcamp and at the end of day 2.
regime for the Sunday morning will be flexible. Chasing Start times
for the leading teams will be displayed on the final column of the
results sheet by 19:00 on Saturday. The Chasing Start will
begin at 06:00 and we have extended it this year to 90
minutes. If your start time is shown as 07:30, you are not
in the Chasing Start and may start anytime from 06:30 onwards
until 07:30. In 2003, we introduced race position numbers
which were worn by teams in the Chasing Start on each course Elite
-> D. This was very successful and we will extend this to include
all Elite -> D teams in the Chasing Start. All these teams should
come to the midcamp results tent after 20:00 to be given
4 race numbers which indicate your course and position. Each team
member will wear the numbers pinned on the front and on the back
of the rucksack. For these teams, Sunday will be all about head
to head racing and far more of you than ever before will be able
to experience the exhilaration (and pressure) of racing on Day 2
of a Mountain Marathon.
Teams that retire
or are disqualified on Day 1 are very welcome to start Day 2 and
we don't need to be informed abou this. Teams will start from a
taped area close to the mid-camp and those that are not in the Chasing
Start will use their Si-Card to record their start time. Course
description sheets will be issued in the taped area and competitors
will receive description sheets just after they start. Any teams
taking more than 9 hours to complete Day 1 should start early. We
hope that the slower teams will be drawn along and when the majority
of teams catch up, they will help to motivate the slower teams.
Also we hope that the range of finish times will be compressed.
This will take place at approximately 13:30 at a very pleasant
location and will last no more than 30 minutes. In view of
the exceptional entry this year, we will offer prizes down to 8th
place on each of the competitive courses. The winning Elite team
will receive a cash prize of £500. The retail value
of LAMM prizes this year is £7000.
LIFTS BACK TO GLASGOW AIRPORT
you have space in your car and will be passing Glasgow Airport,
please locate Martin Stone when you are almost ready to leave
and offer lifts to those who feel that our coach may not be able
to deliver them to the airport in time for their flight. This will
be very helpful to us but you must tell us if you are not intending
to travel on the LAMM coach.
AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY NIGHT You
are very welcome to camp at the Event Centre on Sunday night. The
local hostelries (1.5KM walk) will welcome your custom.
FOR LAST MINUTE PURCHASES
Rick and Angela Houghton will have their mobile shop at the event.
Telephone: 01253 795597 or email email@example.com.
Order online from www.compasspoint-online.co.uk.
18"x24" map bags, fine waterproof pens, Blizzard Packs,
videos of the LAMM 1997 Jura Classic, the handbook "Mountain
Navigation For Runners" by Martin Bagness (at a special event
price of £4) and maps from previous events. Additional maps
from LAMM 2003 can also be purchased at the end of the event.