Saturday, January 23, 2010

More form Nancy Hobbs at the IAU / WMRA Meetings

Here is another update from Nancy Hobbs:

More updates: The 2010 World Masters Mountain Running Championships in Poland will be same course for all athletes between 8-9km on an uphill course. The closest airports to the venue (Korbielow) is Warsaw or Prague.

The Youth Mountain Running Team Challenge will be held in Saux d'Oulx (site of the 2004 World Mountain Running Trophy and World Masters Mountain Running Championships). The date is June 26. This is for youth 16-17 years old. The event is hoping that some USA athletes will compete.

Slovenia will host the World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge in 2011 -- site is 9th Gorski Marathon 4 Obcin PODBRDO. Date is 18 June.
This race is 35km with 2550 m total ascending and 2550 total descending. Start is at 803 meters in Petrovo Brdo. Maximum height on course is 1760 meters. Men's course is 3:21:52 while women's course record is 3:56:25.

Italy will host the 2011 WMRA World Masters Mountain Running Championships. The site is Paluzza Udine Italy. Date is proposed as September 18. The race will be an up/down route.
The WMRA Mountain Running Grand Prix is set for 2010 and will include Grand Ballon in France - May to kick things off. The race dates are posted at


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