AVR quartet complete tough Lake District Mountain Marathon


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Four AVRs travelled up to the Lake District for the 50th running of the OMM/Original Mountain Marathon, writes Dave Mutter.

This challenging two-day event involves teams of two people navigating and running together across rough mountain terrain and camping overnight in a remote location, carrying everything they need (tent, sleeping bag, stove, food etc.).

Robin Carter led the way, finishing in the second female team and first veteran female team in the Medium Score class event.

James Jackson finished in the first male veteran team in the A class event. Patrick Devine-Wright and Tim Lenton were one of only 11 teams to complete the Elite course over two days, even if they missed one control on day one!

On Saturday, gusts of wind up to 60mph and poor visibility made conditions very difficult.

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Up to 75 per cent of competitors retired in some classes, but all AVR entrants made it across the finish line.

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