28 Aug '12, 10am

A look at uniquely British Mountain Marathons.

You are here: Home / Discussion / Mountain Marathons: A British Twist on Ultra Trail Running Mountain Marathons: A British Twist on Ultra Trail Running August 28, 2012 by Kevin Carr · 18 Comments You made it to the top of the mountain, one of the highest points around. You should be awestruck by the expansive views before you. Not this time. There’s nothing there but low lying cloud, you can only see the ground 10 to 20 feet ahead. Your partner reached the top a moment before you; he’s already studying the map, the next checkpoint to reach is over a mile away, east of here. You squint to try and see a thing, high winds driving the rain straight into your eyes. It feels more like hail than rain. The winds were bad enough down in the valley, but up here you feel truly insignificant as it buffets you. Gusts hitting 60-70 mph you’ve already witnessed other competitors blown of...

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