Get out and stay out
The Mountain Marathon is a classically British institution and one that has a dedicated following. They are, however, very friendly affairs and most have options that open the experience up to newcomers as well as the die-hard elite. For those that are unaware, they are generally defined as being a mountain based running event, held over two days, and with orienteering being a critical element (mostly with no GPS technology allowed). Competitors usually participate in teams of two, and have to carry their own food and tent for the duration. If you love the outdoors and want a proper weekend challenge then get packed and discover the world of mountain marathons. You won't regret it.