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

£75 per person £50 per person. Commemorative T-shirts £15 each Campervans/Motorhomes £10 extra Entry fee 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- menu here Car parking […]


The award structure will be as follows and apply to all teams on all courses (with the sole exception of Bedafell where there will be no vets’ prize), whether individual or pairs. 1st Male team 1st Female team 1st Mixed team 1st Veteran Team All trophies will be similar and of equal value and there […]

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 […]

Use of Si timing chip (‘dibber’)

Each competitor  will be issued a ‘dibber’ (timing chip) that will be attached to the wrist. It must remain attached to the wrist until you have finished on Sunday. Each control has an electronic box with a number on it. Your dibber is inserted into a hole in the top of the box until it flashes […]


Choosing a course : please read all information below before entering All distances and climbs are for the Planner's suggested routes which will be displayed after the event. Summary of  2022 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 [...]


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 agree to the SLMM Disclaimer by editing their entry and accepting the terms on the Si entries site. The following [...]


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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