Vango helps celebrate OMM’s 40th

Entering their second year of a three-year deal,Vango is once again the proud sponsor of this year’s largest and most illustrious mountain marathon event and the greatest outdoor challenge in the UK – the Original Mountain Marathon (OMM).
As the forerunner of adventure racing, the OMM will be taking place in Lowther Hills, southern Scotland on the 27th and 28th of October 2007.Now in its 40th year, it seems only natural that the OMM should team up with Vango, a brand with over 40 years experience in the outdoor industry.

As a previous OMM Competitor and Product Director of Vango, Glenn Andrews commented: “Last year’s event was very successful and we are proud to be continuing our association with the OMM through 2007 and into 2008.

“With a strong presence in the lightweight equipment arena, the OMM presents the perfect partnership for Vango whose tents, sleeping bags and rucsacs have been aiding runners, orienteers, fell walkers and adventure racers compete in the event for years.”

Mike Parsons, organiser and founder of the OMM adds: “An event which survives so long in essentially its original formula must have something really special going for it and the same can be said for the Vango brand.

“It’s great to see that the participants keep coming year after year. Seeing so many people sporting the T shirts and car stickers is an encouraging sign that the event’s popularity is still on the up after 40 years!”

The extensive range from Vango for 2008 introduces a number of lightweight products ideal for events like the OMM. It will see the award winning Spirit made even lighter and in addition, F10 by Vango is back – introducing products that will allow competitors to go further and faster than ever before. This year,Vango will sponsor a team of participants – Phil Gerrard and Jon Dowie, who will push Vango’s 2007 lightweight products to the limit and fly the Vango flag while aiming to achieve their best score to date.