Useful Information

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 [...]

Mountain Marathon advice from Steve Birkinshaw

[Steve is presented with trophy for winning SLMM Scafell Solo course in 2019 by Nicky Spinks, who is also competing in the 2021 Saunders] 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 […]

Entry Fees

Prior to midnight on 31st March 2021 - £65 per individual entry or £130 per team of two. 1st April 2021 onwards - £75 per individual entry or £150 per team of two. If under 25 on 4th July 2020-£50 per individual entry or £100 per team if both members U25.

Things people bring on the SLMM- and things they wished they hadn’t!

We asked 2018 competitors to let us know if there was something , other than Mandatory Kit that was particularly useful, or something they didn't take but wish they had taken.The list turned out to be a lot longer than expected!     Sun cream A wide brimmed sun hat Sun block Midge head net [...]

Refunds, Team changes and Deferrals

TEAM AND COURSE CHANGES Team and course changes will not be allowed at the event this year.  You can change partner up until 26th June by editing the Si entry yourself. If you wish to change courses, then you should contact the organiser prior to 26th June. No course changes will be available after this […]

What the entry fee includes

A choice of 6 line and one score format courses; ideal for novice to experienced runners alike Bespoke, high-quality, waterproof 1:25,000 pre-printed Harvey’s  map for each team member A hot and hearty meal at the finish on Sunday with complimentary tea/coffee for all (see menu) Car parking at the event centre from Friday to Sunday [...]


Choosing a course : please read all information below before entering NOTE: Distances for more advanced courses are shorter in 2020 than some previous years due to technical terrain. 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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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