The Great Lakeland 3Day™ is organised by Ourea Ltd. The Ourea were the primeval gods and spirits of the mountains and according to Greek mythology the ten Ourea were the children of Gaia! Regardless of supernatural superstitions Ourea Ltd events maintain an ethos that remains true to the spirit of adventure in the mountains.
Ourea Ltd is a member of 1% for the Planet and therefore 1% of sales are donated to grass routes environmental organisations involved with the conservation and protection of the mountains.
Ourea Ltd also organises:
Marmot Dark Mountains™ www.Marmot-Dark-Mountains.com
January 2013 will be the first year for an exciting new event called Marmot Dark Mountains™. It takes the classic two-day mountain marathon format and gives it a new… darker twist. Rather than two days of running with an overnight camp in between, Marmot Dark Mountains™ packs everything into one winters night!
Brainchild of the Dragon's Back Race™ organiser and OMM Elite winner, Shane Ohly, this exciting new event is set to become a regular appointment, on the last weekend of January, for all mountain-running addicts. Like most regular mountain marathons, Marmot Dark Mountains™ is a pairs event.
Marmot Dark Mountains™ is based on the usual mountain marathon format with Elite, A, B, C and Score classes for competitors to choose from. Usually at a mountain marathon the nature of the terrain dictates the distance of each course with the planners designing a course with a certain winning time. We are sticking with this principle but allowing for the added difficulty of navigating and running at night. Therefore although the winning time for your chosen class will be similar to a normal mountain marathon, the overall distance will be significantly less.
The event will kick-off on the evening of Saturday 26th with the longest classes setting off first for dusk-to-dawn racing. The shorter classes will set off later in the evening with the aim of most competitors finishing within an hour or so of each other the following morning. This should make for an exciting finish as all the courses and most of the competitors converge on the finish as dawn breaks.
Marmot Dark Mountains™ is meant to be challenging but with the courses remaining open until 1200 on the Sunday there will be sufficient time for everyone to complete their course and share in the success.
It goes without saying that there will a hearty breakfast and hot drinks available to everyone as they finish. Competitors may also camp at the Event Centre should they wish to grab some sleep before travelling home.
The Dragon's Back Race™ - www.DragonsBackRace.com
The legendary Dragon’s Back Race™ follows the mountainous spine of Wales from Conwy Castle to Carreg Cennen Castle. This incredible 5-day journey is approximately 300 kilometres long with 17,000 metres of ascent across wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain. It is not a trail race.
The original Dragon’s Back Race™ happened in September 1992 and ever since, it has been whispered about with a mix of awe and trepidation. Its reputation had reached legendary status with fell, mountain and ultra runners the World over by September 2012 when the second Dragon’s Back Race™ happened.
The Dragon’s Back Race™ is one of the hardest mountain races in the World.
The next race will be in June 2015. If you are considering entering or just what to experience the awesome challenge offered by the Dragon's Back Race™ we strongly recommend that you watch the multi award winning film of the 2012 race.
Potential competitors should read the information here>>>.