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Q1. When was the first RAB Mountain Marathon? ANSWER: 2007
The winners are:
1. Gary Lewin of Uxbridge: Gary wins a RAB Cirrus Wind Top and a RAB Buff and Beanie.
2. Peter Subik of Birmingham: Peter wins a RAB Neutrino SL sleeping bag and a RAB Buff and Beanie.
3. Esther Hobson of Sheffield: Esther wins a RAB Generator Vest and a RAB Buff and Beanie.
RAB Mountain Marathon
UKC Articles, Apr 2011
The Rab® Mountain Marathon is organised by Dark & White Challenge Events and will take place on the weekend of 24th/25th September 2011, the exact location details are released a month before the event.
The 2010 event took place in the North East Lake District and featured stunning scenery, quiet fells and beautiful weather as well as some great competitive running.
Rab have produced a video of the 2010 mountain marathon to give you an insight into what is involved in this kind of event - unfortunately they can't guarantee to provide good weather every year!
What they can guarantee is an event that is suitable for all, from walkers right through to elite fell runners- do as much or as little as you like whilst navigating between check points.
The Rab Mountain Marathon is run under FRA (Fell Running Association) rules and guidelines and is a classic mountain marathon/navigational challenge in the mountains for solos or pairs; all courses are set up on a score basis with a time limit therefore fitness, event strategy and navigational skill is the key to success. Competitors have to be self sufficient for the two days and there is a remote campsite on the Saturday night.
The 5th Rab Mountain Marathon - 24th/25th September 2011. Two days of superb fell running in Northern England. **ONLINE ENTRIES NOW OPEN**
ENTER THE MOUNTAIN MARATHON EVENT HERE
THREE CHANCES TO WIN - The RAB Mountain Marathon UKC/UKH Competition
Rab make clothing and equipment for the most extreme conditions in the world - some of this gear is also very lightweight and ideal for Mountain Marathon use. We have three RAB products up for grabs: a Cirrus Wind Top, a Generator Vest and Neutrino SL sleeping bag + a Rab limited edition Buff and Beanie for all 3 winners.
This competition has now closed.
Closing date 19th April 2011.
Each winner will win a Rab Buff and Beanie, and either a Cirrus Wind Top, a Generator Vest or a Neutrino SL sleeping bag (chosen at random).
Cirrus Wind Top
1440g (L) 120g (12)
The Cirrus Wind Top is a superlight windproof jacket made in Pertex® Quantum 15 denier fabric. The Wind Top has a full length zip, Lycra edged hood, 2 large zipped A-line pockets and comes supplied with a stuffsac.
290G (L) 250g (12)
The Generator vest is an ideal layering piece for cold conditions. This synthetic insulated vest provides warmth and comfort to the body core - where it's needed most. The Pertex® Quantum outer fabric is wind and water resistant whilst remaining packable and durable. The Primaloft® fill is water resistant and provides exceptional warmth to weight - even when wet. The Generator Vest is ideal for rest stops and packs into its own chest pocket.
Neutrino SL sleeping bag
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580g + Stuffsac
The Neutrino SL is an ultra-lightweight sleeping bag for light and fast use, it has down on the top only and must be used with a compatible sleeping mat.
Perfect for ultra lightweight use, mountain marathons, adventure racing, or as a liner bag.