RAB Mountain Marathon result and report by Andy Buck

Race Date: Saturday 24th September 2016

The Rab Mountain Marathon, a two event mountain navigation event, was this year held in the new part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park – the bit that has been nicked from Cumbria.  I’d not been to these hills before, so did not really know what to expect.  I found lots marshy terrain, some steep climbs, few rivers and some tricky navigation.  I completed the “long score” class which required the accumulation of as many points as possible from a choice of 50 controls in 7 hours on day one and 50 in 6 hours on day two.  This meant many of the controls were close together – the longest time I took from control to control was 43 minutes, and most were around 20 minutes apart – which contrasts with the much longer distances (and hence route choices) at the Saunders Lakeland MM in July.  I finished 28th of 101 finishers, and third super-vet.

It would be great to see more Striders trying these events.

Full results: here

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