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The 28-year-old from Nottingham can regularly be seen in the co-driver’s seat of top-flight rally cars across the world, but this weekend Hall will turn his attentions to the South East countryside to get his fix as he contests the tough, 70km route over two days.

Due to his hectic motorsport schedule, Hall has been unable to contest an endurance event for some time and this weekend’s OMM Lite marks his return to the sport after almost a year away. Whilst his recent sporting efforts have concentrated on rallying, he has kept his fitness levels up with the intention of returning to trails when time allows.

Hall started enjoying adventure walks from the early age of just eight, scaling the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, on his 11th birthday. Not stopping there, Hall had completed unsupported traverses of both the Pennine Way (267 miles) and the Coast to Coast (195 miles) by the age of 16.

But it didn’t stop there. Having covered three national parks and mountain ranges, no less than 5 times, Hall has also completed the epic 100km Trans-Pennine Challenge. Despite unfinished business at the Original Mountain Marathon in Scotland, Hall is ready for the challenge that the OMM Lite event possesses this weekend.

“Tackling another event like this has been long overdue and I really can’t wait to get going again,” says Hall.

“I’ve been busy with other commitments but have been looking to do another trial for a while now and I’ve kept my fitness levels up as part of my rallying programme. The two fit together really, you need to be at the top of your game when co-driving and contesting events like this help with that process. It’s a bit like rallying on foot, with waypoints to navigate to and all within a 7-hour window so it really fits in with that mentality.

The OMM Lite takes in the highest summit in south east England, Leith Hill, and crosses a number of well know walking paths in the region including the Greensand Way.

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