Posts Categorized: Mountain Running

Americans To Challenge Mountain Running World Cup Standings at Sierre-Zinal

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Above photo: Marco Gulberti at Corsa in Montagna. The Valsir Mountain Running World Cup hits the halfway point this weekend, Saturday 13th August, with its 6th Gold Label race: Sierre-Zinal…. Read more »

Fast Times at Czech Republic’s Krkonošský Half Marathon

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Jan Houska. The Czech town of Janské Lázně hosted the third Silver Label race of the 2022 Valsir Mountain Running World Cup this past Sunday August 7th. The town… Read more »

American Sophia Laukli Wins Norway’s Stranda Fjord Trail Race

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series presented by Salomon. Salomon is a long-time American Trail Running Association member. Photos: @jsaragossa. On August 6th Jonathan Albon and Sophia Laukli win the Golden Trail World Series’ most technical race! It was announced as the most technical race in the Golden Trail World Series 2022 and the… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup – Krkonošský Half Marathon Preview

Krkonošský Half Marathon

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Jiří Kottas. This Sunday, 7th August, the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup visits Janské Lázně in the Czech Republic for the 3rd Silver Label race of the year, Krkonošský… Read more »

Lauren Gregory Is Breaking New Ground In Mountain Running

Guest interview by U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team leader Paul Kirsch. Paul is also founder of the Loon Mountain Race and lives in Madison, New Hampshire. Above photo: Joe Viger Photography. The week before Lauren Gregory won the inaugural USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championships, Tabor (Scholl) Hemming made history by being the first former US… Read more »

Kipngeno and Njeru Unstoppable at Italy’s Giir di Mont Uphill

Giir di Mont

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Marco Gulberti. Kenyan pair continue their winning streaks in a new addition to an old classic on the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup. There were wonderful conditions for the… Read more »

Elisa Desco and Petro Mamu Descend to Victory at Giir di Mont

Giir di Mont

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Marco Gulberti. For the first time in 3 years athletes from 14 countries stood in the streets of Premana, Italy this morning. Before them lay the 32km of Giir… Read more »

America’s Best Mountain Runners Return to Challenge Stellina

For more than a quarter century elite American athletes have crossed the pond for one of Europe’s historic mountain running races, the Challenge Stellina in Susa, Italy. Impressive past American performances include World Mountain Running Championship silver medalist Dave Dunham who ran 1h22:48 in 1994. US Mountain Running Team members Paul Low and Simon Gutierrez… Read more »

Italy’s Giir di Mont Race – The First World Cup Double-Header

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. For the first time since 2019, the Mountain Running world will descend on Premana, Italy this weekend for the 28th edition of Giir di Mont mountain running race. After a… Read more »

Dan Curts Brings A Hefty Dose of Track Speed to Mountain Running

Guest interview by U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team leader Paul Kirsch. Paul is also founder of the Loon Mountain Race and lives in Madison, New Hampshire. Photo above by Michael Scott. Dan Curts grew up in Ellsworth, Maine near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. In high school he competed in track and cross country… Read more »

Coming to Terms with the Whiteface Mountain Race

Written by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is 75 years young and an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photo above by Ron Heerkens Jr // Goat Factory Entertainment. What I learned from the USATF Mountain Running Championships hosted by the Whiteface Mountain… Read more »

New Course Records at 35th Montée du Nid d’Aigle Mountain Race

Written by Maria Avila for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Marco Gulberti. Unprecedented times and new names at the top of the podium marked the 35th edition of the Montée du Nid d’Aigle yesterday in France. Kenyans Patrick Kipnego… Read more »

World Cup Race Preview: France’s Montée du Nid d’Aigle

World Cup

Written by Maria Avila for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Marco Gulberti. The Montée du Nid d’Aigle is a classic mountain race incorporated into this year’s WMRA World Cup Golden Label courses. The 19,5 km route ends at one… Read more »

Patrick Kipngeno and Joyce Njeru Win Grossglockner Berglauf Mountain Race

Grossglockner

Grossglockner Berglauf race report written by Paul Halford for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos: Marco Gulberti. Patrick Kipngeno and Joyce Njeru took convincing wins in the Grossglockner Berglauf on Sunday, July 10 as Austria hosted the fourth stage of this year’s Valsir Mountain Running World Cup. For both Kenyans these represented their second… Read more »

Lauren Gregory and Joseph Gray Win Inaugural USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championship

Gregory wins her first National Championship; Gray wins his 21st National Championship Nestled in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Loon Mountain’s base lodge bustled with activity in Sunday’s early morning hours as hundreds of runners gathered for the first-ever USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championships and selection race for two international events – Italy’s Challenge Stellina and… Read more »

USATF National Championship Returns to the Loon Mountain Race

Founded in 2006 as a qualifier for the U.S. Mountain Running Team, the Loon Mountain Race will once again play host to the top American uphill runners at the inaugural USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championships this Sunday, July 10, in Lincoln, New Hampshire. This new national championship format was created in response to the addition… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup Race Preview – Austria’s Grossglockner Berglauf

Grossglockner

Grossglockner Berglauf preview written by Paul Halford for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos: Marco Gulberti. Kenyans Joyce Njeru and Lengen Lolkurraru are back to defend their titles as the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup reaches round four for the season with the Grossglockner Berglauf in Austria on Sunday. A World Mountain Running Association… Read more »

Race Recap: Portugal’s 45K One Hundred Douro Paiva

Written by María Ávila for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos: Matias Novo. Cinfaēs was the scene for One Hundred Douro Paiva, the longest silver label race of the 2022 WMRA Mountain Running World Cup. Stunning landscapes yet brutal trails around Serra de Montemuro marked the 45-kilometer competition. The starting strip fell at precisely… Read more »