Posts Categorized: Mountain Running

Coping with Change: Advice from Elite Trail Runner Sam Lewis

American Trail Running Association executive director Nancy Hobbs interviewed 2019 US Mountain Running Team member Sam Lewis to see how she’s adjusting her training to and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sam Lewis lives in Moscow, Idaho where she is a teacher and coach. She stormed onto the mountain and trail racing scene in 2019… Read more »

Mountain Runners Around the World Reflect on COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Kristy Reade with contributions from ATRA’s Nancy Hobbs for the World Mountain Running Association. Re-posted here with permission. “Let it be said that when things were at their worst, we were at our best.” – Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Republic of Ireland. With the current COVID-19 pandemic having such a profound effect… Read more »

From the ATRA Archive: Dave Dunham’s Winter Mountain Running Adventure

The following story was written by 1993 World Mountain Running Trophy silver medalist Dave Dunham. A prolific multi-surface athlete and adventure, Dave writes about snowshoe running up Kearsarge Mountain in New Hampshire fifteen years ago with teammates Dan Verrington, Alan Bernier and ATRA’s Richard Bolt. March 18, 2005 – My injured hip left me unable… Read more »

Italian Mountain Race Course Under Threat from Forest Fires

Editors Note: In 2017 forest fires burned large areas in the mountains above Susa, Italy and threatened the historic Challenge Stellina race course. In recent years several major U.S. trail races have been threatened or cancelled due to forest fires. Are you concerned about how climate change is affecting our sport? Consider supporting the work… Read more »

Trofeo Nasego Mountain Races Celebrate Industry, Environment and Tradition in Italy’s Alpine Region

Press release from Corsa in Montagna. Photos by Trofeo Nasego. Garda Lake a few kilometers away, on one side Valtrompia famous for steel and ironworks, on the other Valsabbia with its metal foundries. In the middle the Savallese with Casto and its hamlets, 1700 inhabitants and a record: the first municipality of Italy completely self-sufficient… Read more »

2020 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships – US Team Selection

Written by USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs and Jason Bryant. Approved by the MUT Executive Committee for publication on January 15, 2020. The World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships is regulated by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) under the patronage of World Athletics…. Read more »

Greg Cummings Sets Manitou Incline Record

On January 11, 2020, Colorado resident Greg Cummings set a record for the most number of Manitou Incline ascents in a single year. Greg climbed the 2011 vertical feet Incline 1825 times in 365 days for a total of 3.6 million vertical feet in a single year. The Manitou Incline is a one mile long… Read more »

2020 NACAC Mountain Running Championships – Team USA Selection

For the 2020 NACAC Mountain Running Championships, the following Team USATF selection criteria was approved by USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) executive committee on January 14, 2020. The 17th annual North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships will be held with the Golden Mountain Challenge in Kicking Horse Resort… Read more »

2020 International U18 Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

EDITORS NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the date of this championship was changed from June to October. This year marks the 15th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) International U18 Mountain Running Cup. The 2020 race course is an up/downhill circuit approximately 5 km in length with 207 meters of ascent and… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann Reflects On His First World Championship Experience

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. When I was eighteen and just three weeks into my first semester in college, I flew to Europe to compete for Team USA at the 2015 World Mountain Running Championships in… Read more »

Joe Gray and Grayson Murphy Win Gold Medals in Argentina

Article written by Team USA staff members Jason Bryant, Nancy Hobbs and Paul Kirsch. Photos by Nancy Hobbs and Paul Kirsch. On Friday, Nov. 15, 38 countries converged in Villa La Angostura, Argentina for the 35th edition of the World Mountain Running Championships. It would be a great day for Team USA with three total… Read more »

Opportunities for Youth in Mountain, Trail and Skyrunning

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One of the highlights of my running career has been competing for Team USA in the junior race at the 2015 World Mountain Running Championships in Wales. It was my first… Read more »

Inside Look into French National Mountain Running Team Camp

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. French translation by Tayte Pollmann. Faites défiler vers le bas pour la version française de cet article. From 28 October to 2 November, the French mountain running teams (long distance, short,… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: 1999 World Mountain Running Trophy Race Report

Written by Nancy Hobbs and Dave Dunham and originally published in September 1999 as a Microsoft Word document distributed via email. Beginning in 2009, the World Mountain Running Trophy was upgraded to the World Mountain Running Championship by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF).  Kundasang, located in the state of Sabah in the country… Read more »

Team USA Wins Three Gold Medals at NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Written by USA Team Leader Jason Bryant and WMRA Treasurer Nancy Hobbs. Photos by Nancy Hobbs and Tad Davis. The NACAC Mountain Running Championships were held on Sunday, October 20, at a countryside venue located just 30 minutes from Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco, Mexico. On race day, the Cerro Gordo mountain added the additional challenge… Read more »