Canfranc Canfranc held the 14th edition of its mountain races in the Aragonese Pyrenees this weekend. The COVID-19 protocol was especially strict, and that, combined with the event's reputation for beautiful courses, attracted the greatest runners from both sides of the Pyrenees. The result was a succession of records in the four races contested and a very memorable first event as a WMRA partner event.
We are sad to bring you the following announcement from WMRA President Jonathan Wyatt about this year's World Mountain Running Championships and World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Lanzarote.
K42 Argentina, the race which provided such a fantastic setting for last year's World Mountain Running Championships and finished second in our recent 'greatest mountain race of all time' vote, will unfortunately not take place this November. Due to the ongoing global pandemic the organisers have decided to reschedule the race to November 4th and 5th 2021.
The Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) has announced that their Spanish Trail Running Championships and Masters Championship will take place in El Paso on La Palma in the Canary Islands on October 3rd. This championship will serve as the Spanish trial for the World Mountain Running Championships in Lanzarote on November 13th and 14th.
As the global pandemic continues to affect everyday life for most people, we wanted to speak to race directors, who have been dealing with more uncertainty than most. As some races are starting to go ahead we wanted to know what runners can expect. We also wanted to know their opinions on what long term effects the situation will have on their races in the future.
A few weeks ago we brought you the sad news that it had been necessary to cancel this year's International U18 Mountain Running Cup in Ambleside, England. This was because of the ongoing unpredictability of the global pandemic and the need to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants. Now we'd like to bring you some exciting news...