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Grand Ballon /FRA/ - WMRA Grand Prix 2010 – 1st race - 19 May 2010 Print
grand_ballon_2010-rancon_julien.jpgFrench prevail at the Grand-Ballon
Willer-sur-Thur, 13. May 2010 - More than 500 runners participated the opening race of the WMRA Grand-Prix at the Grand-Ballon in France. With Robert Krupicka (CZ), Timo Zeiler (GER), Roman Skalsky (CZE), David Schneider (CH), Markus Kroll (A) and the French national team with Julien Rancon, Manu Meyssat and Said Jandari at the start, a high level competition and a very hard race was expected also this year. No rain but deep mist was waiting for the runners at the top of the Vosges.


Meetings between the WMRA President and members of SEGAS Board - 15 May 2010 Print
segas2010.jpgBruno Gozzelino, WMRA President had meetings and discussions with Vassilios Sevastis, President of the Hellenic Athletic Association (SEGAS), Panagiotis Dimakos, SEGAS Secretary General (on left in the photo) and Athanassios Raptis, SEGAS Competition Director (on right in the photo), over last 12th and 13th May.
WMRA President, Bruno Gozzelino was SEGAS' special guest and was invited by the Hellenic Athletic Federation in order to discuss on any kind of support aiming to the development of Mountain Running in Greece.

WMRA Grand Prix 2010 - 1. race / 13. may - 07 May 2010 Print
grand-ballon-2009-2.jpgThe Montée du Grand-Ballon in France is for the third year the WMRA Grand-Prix opening race.
For this 30th edition, the top of the Vosges (1424m) promise a very rough race with numerous top runners at the start. The French national team (bronze medal at the last European championship in Telfes) with Meyssat (photo herewith, winner in 2008 and second last year behind Jonathan Wyatt).

WMRA Anti-Doping Commission meeting - 27 April 2010 Print
antidoping.jpgThe WMRA Anti-Doping Commission met at the IAAF headquarters in Monaco on 23 April 2010.

This meeting was the occasion to review the statistics from the 2009 testing programme and to establish the testing plan for 2010 both for in-competition tests and out-of-competition tests.

Various other doping related matters such as the anti-doping regulations and therapeutic use exemptions were also discussed.

The WMRA thanks the IAAF and the Local Organisers for their continuous support to the fight against doping in Mountain Running.

First official presentation of the 26th World Mountain Running Championships, Kamnik - 08 April 2010 Print
WCh2010 contract, Papez, Smolnikar, Kukovica and SarfLjubljana, 1.April 2010 - The first official presentation of the 26th World Mountain Running Championships to the host city of Kamnik took place in the offices of the Slovenian Athletic Federation with the main representatives of the Slovenian media present.

The LOC President and Mayor of Kamnik Tone Smolnikar confirmed the importance of this event for the local community by declaring it as "the greatest sporting event ever in Kamnik". The LOC Director Dusan Papez highlighted the roles of the organizers, the course and all other technical aspects of the event. President of the Slovenian Athletic Federation Peter Kukovica described the organization of Mountain Running within the Athletic Federation and the WMRA representative Tomo Sarf explained the WMRA competition system and the current situation with the mountain running scene worldwide.

WMRA Council Meeting 23rd January 2010 Monte Carlo - 16 February 2010 Print
wmra-council-jan-2010.jpgReport by Adrian Woods

WMRA Council met as usual at the beginning of the year in Monte Carlo on 23rd January. Many discussions took place and some important decisions were taken;

WMRA President Gozzelino underlined the important fact that besides the World Championships, four Continental Championships were held in 2009 and also a Commonwealth Championships, a Balkan Championships and a Youth International. WMRA Council will also explore the possibility of adding a relay international event to the WMRA Calendar in the future.


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