Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Original Mountain Marathon Day 2 Oct 2015 - Tweedsmuir, Scottish Borders

OMM 2015 - Tweedsmuir, Scotland
Medium Score Day 2 - Sunday

As things go, we had a reasonable night's sleep - helped by the 'luxury' of a hot chocolate and dark choccy bar! It's all relative though - the extra hour for the clocks going back means another hour waiting for the morning.

It soon came with the delightful ethereal sound of the bagpipes calling us to cook the Scots porridge!

Sunday morning at the overnight campsite

 We had the latest of starts so the campsite had largely emptied by the time we set off at 9am.
We were on one of the last to leave

Daniel at the Start - 9.15am, as the light comes over fells

Contemplating the 5 hours of effort we have ahead of us to get back to the finish.
We have yet to get the Day 2 map to plot our route - which turned out to be up over the fells on the left of photo

Looking back on the first climb of the day - to the now empty overnight campsite

Daniel climbs up to our third Control of the day - see he's got his map tucked into his rucksack to leave hands free for the scramble up the stream

Success! Daniel punches to record our visit - another 20 points making it 60 so far!

Looking at a rather depleted Megget Reservoir as we 'speed-walked' and jogged past

Last run back - downhill and running short of time. Spurred on by passing other teams, even though they were not on our Course. We needed to get back in 5 hours!

The Finish!
After the final downhill charge to get in within our 5 hours - in the event we were 4 minutes over so were deducted 8 points from the 120 punched.

Final Result - Medium Score:
Day 1 - 138 points in 6 hours 1min : 60th position overnight
Day 2 - 112 points in 5 hours 4 min : 67th position on Day 2 

Overall Result - 250 points : 64th out of 152 finishers
                         -  Vets Race: 30th out of 62 Vets (Handicap allowance of 104 years)

This is by far our best result of the four OMM Medium Score Events we have done.
A great weekend in the mountains!

1 comment:

  1. Billiant Anton. Great pics and a great effort. Some of those control points were well hidden. It took us a while to find the first on day 2. Once again, well done.