BREAKING NEWS!!! We are delighted to announce that this year’s event centre will be Shimna Integrated College, Newcastle.
We have used this venue before and it’s a great base for the event with plenty of parking and facilities. Friday night arrivals can camp (for free) in the college grounds.
Secret Start Location
In order to ensure that you don’t get bored with the slopes above Newcastle, we will be bussing you to the Secret Start Location about 30 minutes away on Saturday morning. You will need to arrive at least 45 minutes before your start time to allow for registration, kit check and bus transfer.
Return To The 1 Tent Rule
More good news. Covid continues to be a much reduced risk and so we are now able to drop the requirement for a 2nd tent. For many people this will be a welcome return to the traditional mountain marathon format but for others it will be a disappointment to having to slum it with your chosen partner. At least you will be warmer than sleeping on your own!
The other Covid measures – around hand sanitiser, face coverings and social distancing are being downgraded from mandatory to recommended.
We will, of course, keep the situation under review and if government advice or regulations change we may have to reintroduce these measures if deemed necessary in order to proceed with the event.
Finally, remember that this event requires preparation – in fitness, skills and equipment. Please use these last few weeks to ensure you are ready in these areas so that you can really enjoy the experience.
We will send out a Final Instructions email in early September – please keep an eye out for it. In the meantime check out our equipment and kit list.
In the meantime, we hope that you are as excited about the event as we are and we look forward to seeing you on 17th September.