2018 Event GPS Tracking Replay - Day 1
2018 Event GPS Tracking Replay - Day 2
The ROC Mountain Marathon in 1 minute & 30 seconds
What is the ROC?
Standing for Running, Orienteering, & Camping, the ROC Mountain Marathon™ is a two-day fell running and navigation challenge for solos and pairs with an overnight camp. Typically taking place in mountainous destinations across the UK (England, Scotland, & Wales), the event is about self-sufficiency, adventure, and mountain craft.
• Linear – think ‘time trial’ – you navigate between a set number of checkpoints as quickly as possible.
• Score – Acquire as many points as possible within a set amount of time (score checkpoints have different values assigned to them).
Why the ROC?
• GPS Tracking – Allows family and friends to follow in real-time + good deterrent to avoid out-of-bounds + post-event GPS trace for your logging + race control can monitor your safety. [more info]
• Start when you like – no pressure to start at 07:48 – start times are not prescribed.
• Self-sufficiency in the wilderness – with restricted entry numbers and a combination of both linear and score courses, participants have a huge choice of controls the chance of ‘snakes’ of runners all heading to the same control are minimised.
• Age is no barrier – we welcome younger (14+) competitors to run with an adult 21+ and even accept experienced 16-17 year old pairs on the C course. [more info]
• Famously relaxed and welcoming – it’s common to find fellow participants in the large marquee enjoying a beer and an evening meal the evening before. Expect a friendly team of event staff and marshals.
• Part of the British Mountain Marathon Championship – chance to gain points to climb in the overall rankings.
• Wide spread of prize categories (including Veteran and Super Veteran)