21 February 2011


“The Lakeland Warrior MTB Marathon a first for the Island of Ireland – a single loop 100km MTB Marathon in late August 2011. If you are a mountain biker who enjoys the call of the wilderness you do not need to look any further – the Lakeland Warrior is calling”


The Lakeland Warrior Weekend will take place over the weekend of 27 – 28 August 2011. The events are organised by 26 Extreme and we are pleased to announce that the event centre will be located at Gortatole OEC in Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Over the two days there will be running and cycling events to suit everyone. The main events of the weekend will be the Lakeland Warrior Ultra Marathon on Saturday 27 August and the Lakeland Warrior MTB Marathon on Sunday 28 August (both approx 100km).


26 Extreme specialize in the planning and staging of high profile sporting events including many races through areas of wilderness across the island of Ireland. Being the organizers of the first off road marathons and ultra marathons (in excess of 50km) in Ireland our portfolio now spans forty events. What is without doubt is that our event model, the meticulous planning and our attention to detail when expediting an event has now been adopted as “best practice” for many statutory bodies and Councils throughout Ireland.


In creating this iconic and “must attend” event in Northern Ireland we will be confident of attracting cyclists from Ireland, GB and Europe. The event will be become an annual event that will grow year-on-year, firmly marking Northern Ireland on the MTB Marathon radar for many years to come whilst also providing a major source of revenue for local businesses.


The Event

Taking place on the 28 August 2011 an overview of the key event details are as follows:



Lakeland Warrior MTB Marathon

On Sunday 28 August mountain bikers from across Ireland, the UK and Europe will take centre stage to take part in the “Lakeland Warrior MTB Marathons” – mountain bike marathon events across the same routes as the running events the day before, primarily off-road on forest tracks and trails.


This is a first for anywhere in Ireland – 100k and 60k MTB Marathon events taking place entirely on tracks and trails through large expanses of forested area.


There will be two MTB Marathon distance options on the day

  • Lakeland Warrior MTB Marathon 100k
  • Lakeland Warrior MTB Marathon 60k


In all events competitors will pass through some of the most scenic areas in Co Fermanagh and through an area of forest wilderness that has never witnessed events of this nature before. The entire route is on either gravel path or tarmac surface and, as with all 26 Extreme events; there will be a high level of support and feed stations en route. Up to 1,000 participants are expected to take part in events across the weekend.


For more information on the event, details on how to enter and contact information for the organizers see