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Saunders Lakeland 2019

A Mountain Marathon on Dartmoor, 2010

A Mountain Marathon on Dartmoor, 2010
Credit: Paul Foot

Last edited: Tue 7 May 2019

Angela and Spencer Modica (W45 / M50) and Pete and Sam Shirvington (M45 / M16) have signed up for this weekender at Howgill Fells.

The really hard part for debutants Pete and Sam could now be to borrow or acquire some light weight kit for less than an eye-watering sum!


The Modicas are tackling a 56km 'advanced' course. The Shirvingtons have chosen the course aimed at newbies, a mere 41km.

The weekend has a reputation of being accessible for new entrants and those enjoying a low key event environment.

Saunders MM website

Read Brian Pearson's account of a 2015 family collaboration at the Saunders

NEW: review of Great Lakeland 3 day event (from Wimborne Waffle)


Previous mountain marathons

Black Mountains, Wales - 2018 OMM

Well done to Angela Modica who with husband Spencer finished 5th on the veterans' medium score course at the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) in mixed weather in the Black Mountains in late October.

OMM results

Photos (from Wimborne Waffle)

Also there was ultra runner Adrian Edwards with his long standing race partner Richie Hill.

LAMM & Great Lakeland 3 Days, 2018

John Abbott completed both days of the LAMM on the Isle of Harris, Scotland in early June. In early May he did two of the three days at the Great Lakeland 3 Day. We tend to see John running the Brown course on hilly, open areas, so the penny should have dropped that's this is his thing!

Ten Tors, May 2018

Congratulations to Tom Hasler and Owen Maynard, who completed their Duke of Edinburgh Ten Tors expeditions in mid May. Tom's team did the 45 mile expedition and Owen's the 35 mile one. Tom was tasked with navigating for his injury-hit team, which finished with 17 minutes to spare.

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View from Old Man Of Conniston

View from Old Man Of Conniston
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