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Karrimor International Mountain Marathon badges

Accession Number

1038.2012.1

Object Name

Karrimor International Mountain Marathon badges

Created

12/12/2012

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

12/12/2012

Brief Description

Four Karrimor International Mountain Marathon badges

Materials

cotton,nylon

Number Of Objects

4

Inscription Description

All have "KARRIMOR INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN MARATHON" Two have " KVITAVATN NORGE '78" One has "1977 HOWGILLS WOVEN BY BROUGH NICHOLSON & HALL " and the other has "1976 MUOTATHAL SWITZERLAND WOVEN BY BROUGH NICHOLSON & HALL"

Colour

red, blue, white

Provenance

A guy called Gerry Charnley devised the first two day mountain marathon back in 1968, the innaugural event taking place at Muker in the Pennines. Outdoor equipment specialists Karrimor began sponsorship of the event in 1971 and the Karrimor International Mountain Marathon (K.I.M.M.) was born. With the demise of Karrimor as a viable company the K.I.M.M. has been renamed the Original Mountain Marathon (2006) and is still (2012) regarded as the premier 2 day marathon on the calendar, though there are several other 'pretenders' to the crown.
Widely regarded as the precursor to modern day adventure racing the competition is designed to test navigation and mountaineering skills in a competitive environment with a marathon length course, and intermediate camp, on two consecutive days. Categories are from 'Elite' to 'Score'
Founder member of our Heritage Collection, Mick Tighe, took part in several races back in the 1970's and we have a few of his race badges here in the collection. The swiss version of the K.I.M.M. was imported by a guy called Dieter Wolf in 1976 and though having had various sponsors, it too continues to be run in 2012.

Acquisition Date

12/12/2012

Condition Check Date

12/12/2012

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

12/12/2012

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