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Mountain marathon location kept a mystery

Posted 8 March 2010
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Mountain marathon location kept a mystery
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Fell-runners hoping to take on the 2010 Original Mountain Marathon on August 2nd will be kept guessing about exactly what the challenge they face will be like.

Organisers have simply stated that the event will be held somewhere in the south-west of the country.

This could mean that it takes place on Dartmoor, where the only land in southern England above 2,000 ft is located, or on other moors such as Bodmin Moor in Cornwall or Exmoor.

Without course details, runners signing up for the event may decide the best thing to do is simply to buy the best running gear they can and prepare for whatever kind of terrain they may face.

Those who do take on the challenge will at least be able to avoid wintry conditions, unlike those taking part in the 42-mile High Peak Marathon over the weekend, who will have encountered snow on the Derbyshire moors.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who took part in the event, needed hospital treatment for minor injuries after being involved in a car collision following the race.

Posted by Dan Mirza