James in Year Ten took on the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) in Wensleydale at the weekend. The competition brings together fell runners and mountain bikers as they tackle a gruelling two-day mountain orienteering challenge on a very large scale. As one of the youngest competitors at the event, James joined dad John to form a generation team.
The challenge involved a 5 hour run on Saturday followed by a 4 hour run on Sunday. The aim of the challenge was to navigate and locate as many control points as possible and build up team points over the two days. As this was his first time attempting the challenge James wasn’t sure how far he would run or how hard it would be! He did extremely well running a total of 44km over the weekend – an incredible achievement which was further than a marathon involving many long and steep climbs on the peaks around Hawes. His achievement was all the more impressive considering the terrible wet weather on Sunday. Well done James!