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Eight Nations on the podium at the 9th European Mountain Running Championships: report. - 05 July 2010 Print
eaawrdwt-10.jpgTurkey with four gold and two silver,  Italy with two gold, three silver and one bronze together France with one gold and two silver and Romania with one gold and one bronze listened their anthems in Sapareva Banya at the end of the 9th European Mountain Running Championships. Also Russia (one silver and three bronze) and Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Spain and Belgium (all with one bronze) had the honour to see their athletes on the podium.
Host Country Bulgaria lost bronze medals in senior women team for only two points defeated for the third place by Russian Team.
But Bulgarian Athletics Federation with its President, Dobromir Karamarinov, and its staff, can be very satisfied for the event which was really one of best ever organised.
238 athletes, representing 24 countries, started in the four races, in a beautiful sunshine day.
For the first time ever present one athlete from Latvia.
In total the nations participants were: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rep., France, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Former Republic  of Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Officials from Norway and Greece were also present at the event.

9th European Mountain Running Championships in Sapareva Banya (BUL) on 4th July 2010:preview. - 29 June 2010 Print
emrc2010jpg.jpgemrch2010lf.jpgOn 4th July 2010 the 9th European Mountain Running Championships will be held in Bulgaria, in Sapareva Banya. 

243 athletes from 26 European Athletic Federations are set to partecipate in the senior and junior category races for both men and women. 
National Athletic Federations which confirmed their presence are:

Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rep., France, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Rep., Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Fifth WMRA Youth Challenge 2010 in Sauze d'Oulx (Italy): a great success. - 28 June 2010 Print
youth2010a.jpegEleven nations participated and four different National anthems were played on the Sauze d'Oulx stage.
The team present were: Bulgaria, England, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Turkey, Wales and Italy.

The fifth WMRA Youth Challenge, raced last weekend in the Susa Valley (Piedmont - Italy) was very exciting, with thrilling competitions on the same hill that hosted in 2004 the World Mountain Running Trophy and in 2006 the Freestyle Ski Winter Olympic Games.

A 1.400 meters circuit, drawn through the city center and the ski slopes, was the setting of this game that brought onto the podium a total of six different nations, all competing in memory of Marco Germanetto, the young Talented Italian tragically lost in 1999.


Visit by Bruno Gozzelino, WMRA President, in Albania: 27th World M. R. Ch. and WMRA Calendar 2011. - 25 June 2010 Print
albania.jpgTuesday, 22nd June 2010, in Tirana, in the presence of Sergey Bubka, IAAF Vice President, IOC member and President of Council Ukrainian Olympic Committee, and of Bruno Gozzelino, WMRA President, Gjergji Ruli, President of the Federation Athletics Albania (AAF - Federated Shqiptare and Atletikes), with the assistance of Nikolin Dionisi, AAF General Secretary, (see photo) has officially announced that Albania has interest for sending the application in way to organize the 27th World Mountain Running Championships 2011 in Albania.

Bamir Topi, President of Albania, prof. Sali Berisha, Albanian Prime Minister, and mr. Agim Fagu, President of Albanian National Olympic Committee, with mr. Stavri Bello, General Secretary of Albanian National Olympic Committee supported this declaration of interest, ensuring full support for the nomination in every respect.


WMRA Youth Challenge 2010 - Sauze d'Oulx/ITA - Preview - 23 June 2010 Print
susa08-boys-winner.jpgTwelve Nations, one more of the number of editions of this Memorial. At the very last moment also Bulgaria and England joined, and stretched the borders of the only mountain running event dedicated to 16-17 years old athletes.
Eleventh Marco Germanetto's Memorial, fifth WMRA Youth Challenge, to remember a friend and live the emotions of the young participants, this year with the new record of Nation involved. Sauze d'Oulx is back in the mountain running world, six years after that incredible WMRT 2004.
We are back where Italian pin-up Rosita Gelpi built her best success, where Jonathan Wyatt beated also that Africa that is always so strong. We are where mountain running made his success also on TV, with that long and followed live show remained in the history of this sport.

Test the World Championships course - 16 June 2010 Print
Three runners, 13 World MR Champion titles: Mitja Kosovelj – World champion 2003-junior / Jonathan Wyatt – 6 times world champion / Marco Degasperi – 6 times world championSLOVENIA, the host country of the 26. World MR Championships invites international top runners to test the World Championships course!

- 25. July - "The Velika Planina race" - test race on the WCh course - pdf Details
- 15. August - "The Ratitovec race" - Slovenian national Championships - pdf Details

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