Organisers have revealed the previously secret venue for the Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) – formerly known to generations of masochistic runners and walkers as the KIMM.

The Lowther Hills in Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway will be the setting for the two-day endurance event, which tests both speed and stamina and also challenges competitors to find checkpoints using their navigation skills.

Durisdeer, a backwater hamlet overlooking the main M74 route north from Carlisle to Glasgow, is the base for the event. Blink on the A702 road between Dumfries and Kilmarnock and you’ll have missed the dead-end turn for the place. So the event has moved about as far south in Scotland as you can get without running out of big, bumpy bits.

There are still places available in all classes except B, so if you fancy a late-October jaunt with a pal in the Lowthers, check out the OMM website. It’s a sketchy, flash affair short on easy navigation, but persevere and you’ll get where you need to be.

Could almost be describing the event.