Final Details for a Detailed Description of Travel and
Before/After The Event
REGISTRATION, LOOK FOR THE DESK SHOWING YOUR FIRST TEAM
MEMBER'S SURNAME (AS ON THE ENTRY LIST). YOU DO NOT
NEED TO KNOW A TEAM NUMBER.
team must complete one of these forms and hand it in at
registration. You will also find the form on tables near
to registration. Please save yourself time and hassle by
downloading and printing one from here.
If you are under 18 on 1st June 2018, you must ask
a parent or guardian to complete this
form and hand it in at registration. These will also
be available from the Information Desk. If you come to the
event without without a parent or guardian you must bring
the completed form with you otherwise I'm afraid you won't
be able to take part.
Please make any team changes online before
you come to the event by clicking on EDIT
MY ENTRY. The last chance to enter the LAMM or make
changes online is 23:59 on Wednesday 30th May.
This will help us considerably with the smooth running of
the event. Report any even later changes to the Information
Desk at registration.
2018 TEES WITH OUR ICONIC DESIGN
If you haven't yet ordered your LAMM tee, now is the
time. For more information, please click
BEER - RAISING MONEY FOR OUR MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS
In 2010 you may remember that a LAMMer was seriously injured
on the Sunday and Arrochar Team saved his life. We
will be providing real ale from Skye Ales at Uig on Skye,
the closest microbrewery to Tarbert. You can purchase beer
on Thursday and Saturday evenings in the Tarbert Community
Hall. It will be £3.00 a pint but you can donate
more if you wish and ALL this money will go directly
to the Hebrides and Arrochar Mountain Rescue Teams who
will be supporting us at the event. PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY.
Other soft drinks can be purchased from Wilfs on Thursday
statistics are based on route choices by our planner, Angela
1,500m (day one shorter to allow for longer day 2)
2 person tent with a sewn-in ground sheet. Tents
may be hooped bivi's but must have poles/hoops.
for evening meal and breakfast, stove and means
to produce hot food/drink
aid kit to include wound dressings (one large),
triangular bandage, roller bandage & anti-inflammatory
tablets/ointments (not compulsory).
& whistle, map, pencil & paper
(not penlight) with spare bulb & 6 hours light.
A torch with multiple LEDs is fine
bag or Blizzard Pack
cagoule with hood (not a windproof) and overtrousers
(these can be showerproof)
bottoms (lycra tights OK if weather forecast is
vest or similar and warm thicker top
for each day with a small amount of emergency rations
to remain at the end of day 2
Please carry some money with you (a note) in case
you get stranded miles from the Event Centre
Goretex bivi bag may be used as a sleeping bag but
not as a tent. The survival bag must be a bag rather
than a blanket. An example of a specialist lightweight
product is Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency
must be lightweight boots, fell running or orienteering
shoes - no flat-soled trainers permitted. Trail shoes
may not be ideal for contouring but will be acceptable
as long as the heel is not too high. The ideal shoe
for most is a fell running shoes manufactured Inov-8,
PB, Salomon and New Balance.
midges WILL be quite annoying if it is humid
or still. We strongly recommend that you bring some
insect repellent or a net.
should be prepared for random kit checks on arrival
at the midway camp and at the end of the event. We
will expect to see your rubbish.
You may record a GPS track on your watch but you may
not use any device to show your current location either
on a map or as a grid reference. Altimeters are allowed.
SHOP - GAS CANISTERS
Rick & Angie Houghton, former owners of Compass
Point, will be in attendance selling last minute essential
MM items such as Gas, whistles, survival bags, midge
hoods and repellants. Compasses, food & cutlery.
Lightweight sleep mats. If you are flying to the event
and you need to order gas canisters for your cooker,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ORIGINAL WILFS EVENT CATERING who supported
us at the LAMM for many years are coming all the way
from Cumbria to provide a variety of food for purchase
on Thursday evening in Tarbert Community Hall from
midday. See the menu here.
On Friday morning, cereal and bacon rolls will be
on the menu from 06:00. The Community Hall
is in the centre of the village, about 100m
from the Ferry Terminal and a 10 minute walk from
the camping field. There will be live music by local
players and a bar from 17:00 on both Thursday
and Saturday evenings. Wilfs will provide a
meal (included in the entry fee) for each competitor
on Saturday at the end of the event in the school
canteen and sports hall.
will be in Tarbert Community Hall and be open from 14:00
- 23:30 on Thursday and from 07:00 - 08:30 on Friday. We
only require ONE team member to visit registration,
however any SI-Cards of your own that the team is using
must be brought to Registration so we can check the number
is correct. At
registration you will collect your tee shirts, receive your
TWO SI-Cards and wriststraps, 2 LAMM car stickers
and 2 pairs of foot shaped SIDAS plastic bags. The
Information Desk will provide your Friday start time and
allow you to register any VERY LATE team/course changes.
You will be given a START CARD with an allocated
Assembly Time for Friday morning. If you are slow team or
an Elite team please ask to start early and if you are a
fast team, please ask to start late.
PARKING FOR THURSDAY REGISTRATION & SATURDAY EVENING/SUNDAY
Parking is limited in the village. If there is
space you can park in the village car park opposite the
Community Hall (but no overnight stops). You can also park
in the Distillery car park on Thursday evening and from
Saturday evening through to Sunday evening. This is only
a few minutes walk from the Community Hall. Please don't
park in the Distillery car park on Monday - Saturday during
normal opening hours as the car park is required by hundreds
ON THURSDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS
When you arrive at Tarbert, if you don't
have a car, you can pitch a small tent on the football field
beside Sir E Scott School from 11:00. The field is
only 10 minutes walk from the ferry terminal and Community
Hall. The field is only 100M x 70M so camping will be cosy
and we will be managing the area carefully. There are 2
water taps on the outside walls of the school buildings,
facing the football field. There is no access inside the
school buildings until you return at the end of the event.
are welcome to leave a tent up on the camping field throughout
the event. If you don't have a second tent, a rucksack can
be left in a shed between the field and the school building
and we will provide baggage labels.
If you have a car on the island and
you need to camp before/after the event, we would like you
to use the very nice site at Horgabost, about 10 miles south
of Tarbert. If you have a camper van you could also stay
at Horgabost, but there is also plenty of hard standing
on the outskirts of the village in all directions.
PARKING DURING THE EVENT
You MUST NOT park in the main school car
park, the Distillery car park or the Harris Hotel Car Park
unless instructed to do so. We will provide parking close
to Sir E Scott School for the duration of Friday and Saturday.
You can park there on Friday morning and leave vehicles
until Saturday evening but please don't sleep there in your
vans on Saturday night as a mark of respect to local householders.
TIMES ON FRIDAY MORNING
Late registration will be open from 07:00 - 08:30 in
the Community Hall. Assembly times are between 07:20
- 09:00 for all courses on the tarmac right next to
the camping field. Please don't come along early. At the
start enter the taped area corresponding to your course.
The description sheet is waterproof paper and will give
a 6-figure grid reference for each checkpoint on your course,
plus a written description and code to look for at the checkpoint.
Except on the Score Course, all checkpoints must be visited
in the order shown on the sheet
year, the midcamp is another awesome, wild location with
a nice flat camping area. Those teams arriving later could
need to camp on rougher ground and if we have rain before
the event, it could be soggy underfoot. If you are in any
doubt about the quality of your groundsheet, please consider
bringing a thin plastic sheet to place under your tent.
LITTER, CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT WHATSOEVER is to be
left behind when you leave as it will be quite difficult
for us to litter sweep every location used for a tent.
Be vigilant. If your neighbour leaves litter, please mention
it to them!
We have explored every reasonable option but it is not
possible to provide portaloos at the midcamp as there
is no access for vehicles. We will be constructing slit
trenches and providing barrier material. There is to be
no Al Fresco crapping anywhere within 2KM of the midcamp
your water from the nearby stream upstream of the tape
that we will place across it. Please don't wash in
it or pollute it in any way upstream or near where people
are collecting water. Be aware that the water level
is low at the moment. If you are in any doubt about
water quality, you should carry enough gas to boil or
purify it. There is also a river 500M from the camp which
can be used.
start regime for the Saturday morning will be flexible.
Chasing Start times for the leading teams on Elite, A, B,
C and D courses will be displayed near the results by 20:00
on Saturday. The Chasing Start will begin at 07:00
and will last for 90 minutes. If you are not on the
Chasing Start list you may start anytime from 07:30 onwards
until 08:30. All teams in the Chasing Start 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 taking more than 9 hours to complete Day 1
or who are leaving the Hebrides on Saturday afternoon
will be given the opportunity of starting at any time from
06:00. Please come to the Download Tent when you
are ready to start. Please don't abuse this offer and try
and start early just because you can't sleep!
morning there is NO Chasing Start for the Score course
and you may start at anytime from 07:00 - 08:00.
You will receive the description sheet for all Saturday
controls which shows score values. Please don't all come
at once as we would like there to be a small gap between
each team. We suggest that the inexperienced teams who may
overshoot the 7 hours and those who have
a chance of winning a prize should start early. If you are
likely to be a prize winner, please don't finish after 15:30!
that retire or are disqualified on Day 1 are very welcome
to start Day 2 and we don't need to be informed about this.
If your partner pulls out and you would like a new team
mate to join you for Day 2, come to the Download Tent anytime
from 06:00 and we'll try to help you form a new team.
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. Competitors will receive
course description sheets just after they start.
AT 17:00. YOU MUST BE BACK BY THEN
THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS CLOSE AT 18:00
FINISH ON SATURDAY
is on a corner of the camping field beside the school. Follow
a taped route to the school buildings where you will download
and hand in your SI-Cards in the sports hall. You may be
asked to remove muddy shoes. Wilfs will provide a post race
meal in the school canteen and sports hall. You can use
the loos in the school but I'm afraid there will be limited
water for showers. Tarbert Leisure Centre is part of the
school complex and is open from 14:00 - 18:00 and
a swim/shower is £4. You are welcome to use of it
but a word of caution that the school and Leisure Centre
share water for showers!
This will take place on the school premises at 16:00.
Prizes will be awarded to the first 4 teams on each
course, first mixed and first women's team in each class.
will also provide a small prize for each Junior aged under
18 who completes a course. There are also prizes for the
teams with most LAMM appearances. We are very grateful to
inov-8 for supporting the event. We only provide
one prize per person so that the prizes can trickle down
to more teams.
Handicap prize will be awarded on each course. Both
members must be at least 45 on Friday 1st June. To
calculate the handicap, ten years is added to the age of
women and then the greater of the teams two ages is
used as the handicap age. The handicap percentage is then
calculated as 1% for every year over 45. Times
on linear courses are reduced by the handicap and scores
on the score course are increased by the handicap.
Prize-winners in previous years (other than
Elite) are ineligible for prizes when competing on a course
& category (unless veterans) where they have previously
won a 1st or 2nd, Mixed or Ladies prize. We reserve the
right to decide a team's eligibility for a prize where one
team member who has previously won a prize pairs up with
another previously unplaced member and they enter a lower
Should you retire, please goto the midcamp or return to
the Camping Field at Tarbert. If you retire on the camping
field before Saturday 10am, please follow the taped
route from the seaward end of the field, along the edge
of the field to the school end of the field. Please dip
your SI-Card in the station marked RETIREMENTS which
you will find in a cardboard box marked RETIREMENTS
located on a table under a popup tent. Then place your hired
SI-Card in the box. Please leave a note if you have your
own SI-Card. At all other times, please report to the download.
THIS IS THE GOLDEN RULE AND MUST BE ADHERED TO WITHOUT
EXCEPTION. Failure to follow this procedure will result
in the local Mountain Rescue team being called out. Any
competitor doing so will be blacklisted for all future
events. It is the responsibility of competitors to make
their own way back to the Event Centre. The mid-camp will
be at an isolated location and unless you have suffered
a broken limb or other severe injury it is unlikely that
we will be able to offer transport back to the Event Centre.
Use your whistle to summon assistance from other competitors.
Put the casualty in a sleeping bag or tent while someone,
preferably two people, go for help. Someone should stay
with the casualty at all times, although if you cannot summon
help you may have to leave them on their own. Make a careful
note of the grid reference, nearby features, time and nature
of injuries. Telephone the 24 hour emergency phone number
shown on your Control Description sheet and ask for a suitable
message to be passed to the Mountain Rescue Team.
are quite active at this time of year; however it is extremely
unlikely that anyone will be bitten. Should you be unlucky,
immediately wash the bite to remove venom on the surface,
dispel any notion of continuing competitively and rest with
the relevant limb lowered below the heart for about half
an hour. Bandage the limb above the bite just tightly enough
so that the veins below bulge but pulses can still be felt.
"Milking" the bite area to expel blood and plasma
could be tried too. If you are not feeling too feverish
or nauseous after this rest, proceed gently either to the
mid-camp or to a road, whichever is the nearer. Seek medical
advice as soon as possible.
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. An
emergency medical kit is available on Saturday at the midcamp
and on Sunday back at the Event Centre.
team will receive 2 maps, approx. size (80cm x 60cm) which
will be handed out on the way to the start. The map is at
1:40000 scale with a contour interval of 10m and is based
on data from the relevant OS 1:50000 sheets. The map has
control circles for all controls overprinted on it. From
the grid references on your Control Descriptions, you will
be able to identify the control circles for your course.
For the Score Course, the values of the controls will also
be printed on the Control Descriptions which you will receive
as you start.
of warning, with the map based on the OS 1:50,000, not all
crags are marked accurately and some small streams are not
marked, so be wary of using these features for fine navigation.
Just remember it is not a purpose made orienteering map,
but a map for travelling through mountains and gives you
exactly the information you need for the LAMM.
you haven't already purchased laminated maps with your entry,
these can be purchased at Registration - 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. After the event is over,
any remaining LAMM maps will be available at the LAMM shop.
Pairs must stay within visual and verbal contact of each
other and BOTH MEMBERS MUST VISIT EACH CONTROL CARRYING
THEIR EVENT RUCKSACK. Controls will be marked with an
orienteering-type orange and white nylon marker and a SPORTident
station will be attached to it. This will usually be sited
at ground level, weighted down with rocks. Always check
the 2-digit identification code on each SPORTident station
to ensure that you have visited the correct one for your
course. If you think the station is not working, please
note or memorise the 3 letter word written on the station.
Any closing times will be marked against the relevant checkpoint
description and you should not expect to find a checkpoint
marker if you arrive after this time.
A SPORTident SI-Card - CONTACTLESS PUNCHING
IS ENABLED FOR SIACS
If you are using your own SIAC, you can punch contactlessly.
If you visit a control that has not been visited for two
hours, you will need to dip your SIAC in the beacon to wake
it up and your SIAC will then beep/flash.
competitor will carry an SI-Card and both members must punch
at each checkpoint. Failure to punch by either team member
at any checkpoint will lead to disqualification.
Each team member must visit registration to either receive
a hire SI-Card or to present their own card so that we can
confirm the card number. SI-Cards will be attached loosely
to your wrist using a tamper proof wrist strap. This will
remain attached all weekend and will be cut off you either
when you finish or if you retire. If you lose the SI-Card
or don't hand it in the charge will be £30.00.
If you break your SI-Card the charge will be £15.
will not be penalised if you inadvertently dip your SI-Card
at an extra control that is not on your course but you must
dip your SI-Card at all the controls in the correct order
on any course other than Score Course. Ensure that the station
is NOT upside down when you insert the SI Card. If
you are using a traditional SI-Card the station should beep/flash
and if you are using a SIAC, the card will beep/flash.
the competitors are setting off on Friday and on Saturday
we will display our map on the website showing all control
sites and the routes for the day. Folk
back home will be able to see the magnificent LAMM area.
By the time you arrive home on Sunday evening we hope to
have loaded all your results into Route Gadget. Please make
an effort to visit the Route
Gadget web page where
you will be able to add your routes to the map and compare
them with those of other teams. The routes
are automatically linked with your SPORTident data and you
will be able to replay the event.
ON COURSES WILL HELP TO WRITE THE LAMM WEBCAST
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 top teams on courses 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
a flexible arrangement so we'll just see what happens
be living in a technologically advanced age but the Scottish
Highlands still present significant communications problems
and this year it will be especially difficult to provide
updates from the midcamp. However we will try to not disappoint.
Those with access to the Internet on Thursday night will
be able to see something of significant interest from 18:00!
We aim to upload photographs and reports on Thursday evening,
Friday morning by 10:30, Friday evening by 22:00,
Saturday morning by 10:00 and Saturday evening by
20:00. We will also display the courses each day
after the competitors have started and upload photographs
of each of the prize winners. 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 processing results
and acting as our webmaster for the weekend.
the event is over, please send us some digital photographs
that you've taken during the event. 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
You can see the photo gallery of previous events here.
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.