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8. NACAC Mountain Running Championships 2011 will be run in Aijijc, Mexico, on next July 17. - 13 July 2011 Print

2011nacaclogo.jpgThe 8. NACAC Mountain Running Championships 2011 will be held in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico on next July 17. in conjunction with Carrera de La Chupinaya.
The race is a one loop 13.8 Km. course that starts at 1.550 mt.
The course climbs up to 2.625 mt, before descending back to the start.
The first mile of the course is on road, then goes onto single track trail.
Ajijic is about 55 km. from Guadalajara.
Team from USA, Canada and Mexico, will be present.


Wonderful 10. European Mountain Running Championships 2011 in Bursa-Uludag. - 10 July 2011 Print

2011eawinner.jpgIn front of the European Athletics President Hans Jorg Wirz, nine countries won medals at the 10. European Mountain Running Championships in Bursa - Uludag (Turkey), in which 26 countries took part.
The uphill races were held on a course which was a true test of mountain running skill, finishing at the ski station of Uludag, on a day when temperatures for the runners reached 30 degrees.
The host nation Turkey, dominated the event, winning nine medals in total (four gold, three silver, two bronze), only in the senior women's race did they not win a medal.
The strong mountain running nation of Italy were next with five medals (two gold, two silver, one bronze); then Romania (one gold and one silver) and Switzerland (one gold and one bronze) followed with two medals each.
The other countries on the podium where Russia and Czech Republic with one silver each, then Portugal with two bronze and Austria and Slovenia with one bronze each.


Possible record of Nations at the 10. EA Mountain Running Championship 2011 in Bursa-Uludag (Turkey) - 05 July 2011 Print
ealogomr.jpg27 nations will participate in the 10th European Mountain Running Championships on Mount Uladag near Bursa in Turkey on Sunday 10th July 2011.

Confirmed Federations competing in the uphill running event are: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, FYR of Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and host Country Turkey, but also Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Montenegro and Serbia sent their preliminary entry forms.
Record of present Nations at the European Mountain Running Championships is 28 on 2005 in Austria (Heiligenblut). So it could be possible that this record will be broken this year in Bursa.
At the start  are announced about two hundred men and one hundred women divided in junior and senior categories.


6. International Youth Challenge 2011: again gold for Slovenia, together Poland and Russia. - 25 June 2011 Print

2011ygroup.jpgThe 6. International Youth Mountain Running Challenge 2011 was held in Gorenja Vas in Slovenia.
A record 13 countries competed (with a total of 75 athletes: 39 boys and 36 girls) on a very runnable mainly grass course which the athletes enjoyed.
In the medal table
first place for Poland with two gold medals and one bronze, ahead Russia (one gold and three silver) and host country  Slovenia (one gold, one silver and one bronze). Also Italy and Turkey won medals: one bronze each.
So finally five countries celebrated medals but a lot of other team were near to keep a medal!


The future of mountain running to 6. Int.Youth Challenge at Gorenja vas (Slovenia) on 25. June 2011 - 22 June 2011 Print

2011ygorenja.jpgOn Saturday 25. June 2011 young mountain runners from across the world will come together for the 6. edition of the International Youth Mountain Running Challenge in Gorenja vas, near to Ljubjana in Slovenia.
Slovenia is renowned for wonderful hospitality and this weekend will welcome the thirteen competing nations in this youth event, coming from Italy, England, Czech Rep., Russia, FYR of Macedonia, Ireland, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Scotland, Turkey, Wales, and, of course, host Country Slovenia.
The Mountain Running Youth Challenge is for those born in 1994 and 1995.


Important development for mountain running in Great Britain:first UKA Mountain Running Championships - 20 June 2011 Print

2011ukach.jpgSteve Vernon and Victoria Wilkinson won the inaugural UKA Mountain Running Championships in Keswick on Sunday 12. June 2011, held in conjunction with the European Mountain Running Championships Trial (selection race for UK team that will be run in Bursa at the beginning of July) and incorporating the second round of the McCain Mountain Running Challenge.
It means that England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will go to have their National title but this is the first Great Britain Championships!


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