The 39th Original Mountain Marathon takes place this weekend and like me, I suspect there are competitors up and down the country who are checking the weather forecasts for Galloway Forest Park, where the two day mountain marathon event will be held. This morning the BBC 5 day forecast for Newton Stewart, which is just down the road from the event centre, predicts light showers, sunny spells and poor visibility. Above: Competitors enjoying the fine weather at the 2004 LAMM It looks like a similar story from Metcheck who are predicting rain on Saturday and sunny spells on Sunday for the general area around Newton Stewart. The detailed forecast for the Galloway Hills, again from Metcheck, doesn?t extent to the weekend yet but currently it?s pouring with rain so it would be fair to expect wet and difficult conditions underfoot. If you haven?t already seen our Mountain Marathon Kit List article now might be a good opportunity?there is still time to order that new waterproof! Look forward to seeing you at the event.