The OMM - The Original Mountain Marathon

at Ark Consultants , LA26AL

The ethos of the event is to test and indeed help develop teamwork and self-reliance

The OMM - The Original Mountain Marathon
Ark Consultants
Lancaster LA26AL
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: +44 1524 822 084


The Original Mountain Marathon The worlds 1st most famous and largest Mountain Marathon. Founded 1968 the OMM is the originator of the 2 day mountain marathon type event and is for teams of 2, carrying all clothing, equipment, tent, sleeping bag, food for 36 hours, navigating one's own route and including an overnight camp. Teams are totally self supporting, no GPS or outside support is allowed and teams NOT arriving at the the overnight camp are assumed to have camped safely.Your team partner is your first source of help and assistance. There a 7 different classes, (the course distances quoted are over 2 days) the longest being the Elite which is literally 2 consecutive marathon length days or thereabouts and with c2,500m of ascent over 2 days. There are 2 different types of class; Line (check points in a pre-designated order) which is the Elite, A, B and C classes and Score, (long, medium, and short) which needs higher levels of navigation skill to make choices to optimise points scored and which must be completed within the time allocated. This is the premier UK event to test teamwork, self-reliance, endurance, outdoor and navigational skills. The reputation of the event is worldwide and every year we have entrants from between 12-14 countries. The ethos of the event is to be totally self-reliant, in the wilds, carrying all equipment, no outside support and without GPS or cell phone. Your first source of help is your partner and if you retire you are responsible for getting yourselves back to base. Any teams not arriving at the overnight camp are assumed to have camped safely. In these days of 24/7 contact and total support this is an event to test and indeed help develop teamwork and self-reliance. There is a range of high performance ultralightweight gear developed to support the event see: The location of the event moves around the UK every year. See events section for the next location. See you there soon. The OMM Team

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Fridays: 09:00- 17:00

Oh the weekend is almost here and we've been discussing the OMM. The discussions were complex and detailed. What it boils down to is that we have a really awesome OMM - Original Mountain Marathon this year. We are also gearing up for OMM Japan, the new website and with our sights on 2015 - you've got a lot to look forward to with OMM. Have a great weekend...and if you're racing, wear OMM, race hard, Face Your Challenge! OMM

Published on 2014-09-26 15:20:04 GMT

Just imagine, you have a multi day race. It could be a bit like the OMM. Self-sufficiency and an ability to navigate is fundamental. You will be in the middle of mountainous terrain where the weather is changeable and more often than not there are four seasons in one day. Furthermore, other than the start and finish there is nowhere to shelter except that which you take with you. The distance you have to cover is long and the terrain is incredibly challenging. With this in mind and to get you thinking about what you may take on the OMM or other races you may be involved with at the end of this year and into 2015, it would be great to know your ideal kit list; highlighting the "I can't race without" equipment and the "it would be nice to have" wish list with your reasons. OMM Face Your Challenge

Published on 2014-09-15 20:26:48 GMT

Ladies and gentlemen. The registration for the OMM - Original Mountain Marathon 2014 is now closed. There are no on the day registrations and those that are now registered, have the chance to win a pair of 20 litre Phantom backpacks. Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing you next month. OMM Face Your Challenge

Published on 2014-09-15 08:29:58 GMT

We are in the final hour for registering for the OMM 2014. Make it count and face your challenge

Published on 2014-09-14 22:06:35 GMT

Thanks and a huge well done to everyone who came and took part in the OMM Lite and OMM Bike Autumn this last weekend. It was terrific to see so many face their challenge! Thanks also for all the great messages! We are so glad you guys liked the OMM events. Photos and results to follow. OMM

Published on 2014-09-08 01:03:42 GMT

We are on a countdown towards the weekend. Why? It's the OMM Lite and OMM Bike this weekend!!! If you're reading this and your competing this weekend in either of the OMM events, we're looking forward to seeing you and have a great OMM!

Published on 2014-09-04 17:37:34 GMT

2 hours left until late entry price applies. Register now + get chance to win 2 x Phantom Backpacks = 2 days of wilderness adventure and racing and big smile on completing a tough course. Come and Face Your Challenge with OMM

Published on 2014-08-31 21:07:58 GMT

Just over 6 hours left before the late entry price kicks in for the OMM. Just saying'

Published on 2014-08-31 16:12:42 GMT

Navigation is central to the OMM events and everyone has varying degrees of navigation experience from zero to hero. So wouldn't it be great if our heroes gave us a slice of Nav knowledge? Come on all those with OMM experience, share a little nav. OMM

Published on 2015-02-21 21:10:21 GMT

Jumping into the weekend from tomorrow! So what events are you signed up for this weekend....and have you signed up for the OMM Bike or OMM Lite yet? Let us know people!!! OMM

Published on 2015-02-19 21:32:49 GMT

Over 5000 likes!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a way to start the day. Thank you !! OMM

Published on 2015-02-11 07:17:46 GMT

Apologies to all who had trouble registering for an OMM event as there were issues Friday but it's all sorted now, including Sandy Meek who registered this morning. Thanks Sandy :) OMM

Published on 2015-02-09 20:51:55 GMT

So who hasn't registered yet? Give yourself some motivation for training this weekend and enter an OMM event!

Published on 2015-02-05 23:08:03 GMT

Apologies for the delay in getting registration open. Technology is an art and just like an artist creates a masterpiece we'd like to get our technology as close to that as we can. It's just taking a fraction longer then we anticipated, but it will be worth the wait. OMM

Published on 2015-02-02 21:47:43 GMT

NOTE FOR THE DIARY: This Sunday (Feb 1st) registration for the following races open: OMM Bike (Spring) OMM Lite (Spring) OMM - Original Mountain Marathon 2015 and don't forget OMM Iceland has entries still available. So, there's a lot to choose from and there's more to come. OMM Face Your Challenge

Published on 2015-01-28 14:13:35 GMT

If you missed it, Richard Parks - Race to the Pole Part : Jungle Ultra 2013. Worth watching and who can spot the OMM…/race-to-th…/episodes/episode-2-685

Published on 2015-01-25 19:51:52 GMT

How many OMM races have you done? One? Two? More? Let us know how many and which one was your favourite and why?

Published on 2015-01-23 22:06:00 GMT

Morning, OMM not only have great events but, as you know, also have amazing kit that is designed to help keep you warm, dry and moving. So what we would like to know is what have been the toughest conditions where you've used your OMM kit and how did it do?

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