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The 36th Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon was held over the weekend of the 12th / 13th July 2014. Starting in Deepdale competitors fanned out through Grisedale and up and over Helvellyn, before dropping down towards the top end of Thirlmere for the overnight camp. Sunday started with an initial steep climb back out from Thirlmere before returning over the Helvellyn ridge back to the finish:

2013 Competition Winner - Sunset at Stainton - the Overnight Camp

Winner of the SLMM 2013 photo competition.
Sunset at Stainton – the Overnight Camp
by Olivia Hicklenton
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Please note that the SLMM returns to its normal time next year.  We will update our website with more details once entries open at the beginning of December and we will then send out an email to all 2014 competitors telling you that entries are open. See you then.

Photo Competition

Please vote for your favourite Competitor Photo by emailing with your favourite image number (e.g. Image00999.jpg) before midnight on Friday 26th July 2014. The best photograph taken during the Event will win a prize.

R and R Photos

R and R Photos were on site during the event taking competitor photographs. These are available for purchase via their web site at


We have asked Bob Clare to produce a history of the event. If you have any anecdotes, pictures and so on please let him know by emailing


Our thanks to the following for supporting us on this years event:

Backpackers Club Event Marshals
SPORTident UK Event Computer Service
Exclusively Cumbrian Supplier of Prizes
Pete Bland Sports Supplier of Prizes
Cowmire Cider Supplier of Prizes
Tirril Brewery Supplier of Prizes
Patterdale Mountain Rescue
Fell and Dales Outside Catering ‘The Ladies’ – supplier of Catering and Mid Camp Refreshments
RandRPhotos RandR Photos are specialists in outdoor and sports photography, covering events all over the UK
Deepdale Hall Event Centre – Mr Chris Brown
West Head  Farm Steel End - Gavin & Louise Bland
Cumbria Commoners Land Management
Natural England Land Management
Lake District National Park Authority Land Management – Martin Sleath
The National Trust Land Management – John Pring and Abi Ball
Rydal Estates Land Management – Fergus Russell of Carter Jonas
Dalemain Estates Land Management - Jo Edwards of PFK Land Agency
Lowther Estates Land Management – Jo Edwards of PFK Land Agency
Matson Ground Estate Land Management – Madeleine Scott
United Utilities Land Management – Jo Edwards of PFK Land Agency