The Original Mountain Marathon

In a couple of weeks time the renowned Original Mountain Marathon takes place around the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland. Over the weekend of the 25/26th October a mass of dedicated runners and racers will ascend the hills and compete across a number of timed distances to accrue the highest points score.

Run since 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 their own route and including an overnight camp. The event ensures to test your teamwork, self-reliance, endurance, outdoor and navigational skills.

There are 2 different types of class; Line where check points are located in a pre-designated order, and Score which requires good navigational skill levels to make choices in order to score points and must be completed within the time allocated. With its ever-increasing, worldwide reputation, the OMM attracts competitors from around 14 countries.


And, just in time for this challenging event, the new range of OMM products is now online at

With everything from racing packs to ultralight running wear, we’ve got you covered for all your runnning needs – whether you’re a competitor or just love to run.

See the range here

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