In the first ever virtual WMRA Congress there was a very pleasing turnout of 25 delegates and participation from honorary president and council members Bruno Gozzelino and Pierre Weiss. Also present was World Athletics Road Competitions Manager Alessio Punzi, who informed the Congress about developments of the first edition of the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships due to take place in November 2021, with an announcement on the venue to be made in the next 2-3 weeks.
The Kenyan Mountain Running Championships took place last weekend, with top runners from all over the country travelling to compete. Many athletes were recent converts to mountain running, which is growing in Kenya.
The 2021 World Cup has something for everybody â€“ 8 countries, 12 locations, some old favourites, some new soon-to-be favourites. Letâ€™s take a closer look at the 16 races which make up next yearâ€™s competition.
The USA, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France and Austria. These are the locations that will be staging the 2021 World Cup. It is really pleasing to be able to present today the 2021 World Cup Calendar!
It was a hugely exciting Trofeo Vanoni at the weekend, which saw a new women's course record in this year's relay version and a thrilling men's race. It also took place safely, despite all the challenges and thanks to the understanding of all the runners.
Are you ready for Trofeo Vanoni, edition number 63? The predictions for the Italian Mountain Relay Running Championship (Absolute, Junior and Master) which will be run in Morbegno (SO) on Sunday 25th October are starting to be made. The last time the Vanoni Trophy was tricolour was in 2017. In this troubled season the Italian Athletics Federation, which has done everything possible to put together a piece of the calendar, has once again asked GS CSI Morbegno to host the Italian Championship.
The organisers of this year's WMRA International Under 18 Mountain Running Cup were hugely disappointed when they had to postpone the event to 2021. But, in this year which has had a lot of disappointment and uncertainty when it comes to races, there was still something exciting to look forward to - the Wansfell uphill-only race. 2.5k with 400m of ascent.