Useful Information

A Beginner’s guide to Mountain Marathons-please read before entering any event

A Mountain Marathon is a navigational event taking place in high and rough ground where competitors, make their way between a series of specific checkpoints over two days, with a break at an overnight camp. Competitors must carry all the equipment necessary to camp, feed themselves and cope with adverse weather conditions. A Mountain Marathon […]

Advice on Mountain Marathons from Steve Birkinshaw

When you think of mountain marathons you tend to think pretty quickly of Steve Birkinshaw. The gentle man of steel, most famously known for breaking the thirty-six-year record for the Wainwrights round. So who better than the man himself to give us all a few tips on what to expect from a mountain marathon. Look […]

Entry Fees for 2022

Prior to midnight on 31st March 2022 – £65 per person From 1st April 2022 onwards – £75 per person If under 25 on 2nd July 2022-£50 per person. Commemorative T-shirts £15 each Details of what the entry fee includes here

Entry fees include…

A choice of 6 line and one score format courses Bespoke, high-quality, waterproof 1:25,000 pre-printed Harveys map for each team member A hot and hearty meal at the finish on Sunday with complimentary tea/coffee for all (see sample menu) Car parking at the event centre from Friday to Sunday (please share cars wherever possible- Campervans/Motorhomes [...]

Refunds, Team changes and Deferrals

Refunds if Competitor Cancels EntryUp until 1st June, teams can withdraw and we will refund the entry fee and the costs of any T-shirts purchased, less an admin fee of £25 per team (pair or solo). Refunds are not available in any circumstances after this date but team members (one or both) can be substituted by [...]

Some reviews of the SLMM from competitors

Many thanks for all the positive comments from those who completed our survey. Thanks also to those who made suggestions for improvements-we have added them to our list of things to consider for next year rather than publish here. From the 2018 event: “Great introduction to mountain marathons in delightful scenery” – Thomas Hague “The […]


Choosing a course : please read all information below before entering All distances and climb are for Planner's suggested routes and will be displayed after the event Summary of  courses Course Mountain Marathon Experience Approx. total distance over 2 days on best route(km) Approx. total climb over 2 days on best route(m) Estimated time for [...]


RULES  (including kit requirements) This event is held in accordance with the rules and safety requirements of the Fell Runners Association. It will be assumed that you have read, and accepted, these rules.   All competitors must sign the SLMM Disclaimer form that can be found here. (Copies of this will be available at registration for those competitors [...]


I have never entered a Mountain Marathon before. Is the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon suitable for a beginner? Please see the detailed Beginners Guide to Mountain Marathons on the Information section of the web site and the section on course choice below. There are two courses, Wansfell and Harter Fell, that are suitable for new [...]

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