An outstanding race from Andrew Douglas (SCO) and Sarah McCormack (IRL) in Wales saw them take the win during round 4 of the WMRA World Cup â€śSnowdon International Mountain Raceâ€ť hosted in Llamberis (Wales). Full results and Race Report by Alberto Stretti / Jonathan Wyatt.
With the past weekends World Cup from Austria still fresh in mind it's already time to shift attention to the â€śSnowdon International Mountain Race.â€ś It will be almost certainly a pivotal point of this years Mountain Running World Cup as runners from USA, Kenya, Japan, France, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Italy travel to the hills and fells of North Wales lining up with 650 locals to race in the United Kingdom. It could be described as also being a birth place of the sport of mountain running and so it's with great pleasure that the World Mountain Running Association is involved with such an important race.
We are pleased to publish details of the upcoming WMRA Athletes Commission elections; voting for which will take place at this yearâ€™s World Mountain Running Championships in Villa La Angostura, Argentina. Having established our Athletes Commission two years ago, it has and continues to provide a critical link between the WMRA Council and the top mountain running athletes, ensuring that athletes views are a core part of our sport's decision making process.
Sarah Tunstall (GBR) and Filimon Abraham (ERI) took very deserving wins at the GrossGlockner Mountain Race in Austria. It was the third round of the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup and both women's and men's races were incredibly exciting with changes to the podium positions right up until the final few hundred metres. A spectacular feature of the Austrian race that takes place beneath the shadow of Austria's highest peak, the 3700m Grossglockner towering above the finish area across the glacier, is the amazing crowds and support and cheering as the runners zig-zag up the final 2km that ring out across the valley.
GROSSGLOCKNER BERGLAUF: GATONGA STARTS AS WOMEN'S FAVOURITE AND DOUGLAS CONTINUES THE CHASE FOR THE 2019 WORLD CUP TITLE IN AUSTRIA
It's the third stop of this years exciting WMRA Mountain Running World Cup and it takes centre stage in the Austrian village of Heilingeblut. It is called the â€śGrossglockner Berglauf.â€ś
The mostly uphill track is known to be fast but incredibly tough climbing up to finish at 2369 meters abovesea level at the Franz Josef Hohe lookout that sits opposite the highest mountain in Austria - the Grossglockner. The final 800 meters of the race has a section aptly named 'the wall' where runners zigzag up the final ascent with the cheers of the crowd echoing out over the glacier valley. The race track climbs uphill over it's 13.5 km course and features 1494 meters of positive elevation.
Fresh off wins at the first two WMRA World Cup races in France and California, Edinburgh, Scotland resident Andrew Douglas spoke with Red Bull Media and outlined 10 tips for running uphill faster. [Intro Photo by Michael Scott]
Maude Mathys (SUI) and Jacob Adkin (GBR) win European Mountain Running Championships in Zermatt, Switzerland.
Italy was the gold medal winning womenâ€™s team with Elisa Sortini (5th), Valentina Belotti (7th), Alessia Scaini (10th) and Erica Ghelfi (25th). France and Switzerland took the silver and bronze team medals. There were 15 full teams in the women's race.
We've just published a new video recapping all the action at the Broken Arrow Skyrace in Squaw Valley, CA (USA). This was race #2 in our 2019 World Cup and while Andrew Douglas (SCO) secured his second win, there are also some new faces on the World Cup leaderboard. With her win, Lindsay Webster (CAN) moves into second among women, while Morgan Arritola (USA) and Kasie Enman (USA) moved into ties for 3rd and 4th respectively. On the men's side, Sam Sahli (USA) ties Andy Wacker (USA) with 90 points while Henri Aymond (ITA) moves into a 3 way tie for 3rd.