As lockdown restrictions have eased in most countries and the mountain running community takes tentative steps to return to competition, we wanted to take a look at what events will look like in the near future. First up, we asked our athletesâ€™ commission what their current experience is of races, virtual challenges and whether theyâ€™ve been tempted by attempting any FKTs.
Sadly it has been necessary for the International U18 Mountain Running Cup, which was to take place in Ambleside in the UK, to be cancelled. Here's a statement from the Chair of the local organising committee, Duncan Richards.
After a hot and sunny PizTriVertikal it was a cloudy day in Malonno for Fletta Trail, one of our associate races. The kind conditions helped athletes to run fast times along the mountains of the Valcamonica.
Our public vote to find your greatest mountain race of all time concluded this week, with Smarna Gora crowned winner, beating the race you voted long distance champion, K42 Argentina. We hope that our contest, while just for fun, has helped to celebrate the many incredible mountain races which exist in the world. All different, all unique in their own way.
Over the past few weeks thousands of you have voted for your favourite mountain races in our quest to find your 'greatest mountain race of all time'. We can now exclusively reveal that the race you chose as your winner is ... Smarna Gora!
It's time for the final of our 'greatest mountain races of all time' contest. Over the last couple of weeks you've been voting for your favourite long distance and classic distance mountain races and now we're down to our final two races: K42 Argentina and Smarna Gora (Slovenia).
Thank you for all your votes so far in our greatest mountain race of all time contest! We are doing this primarily to remind you of all the great races in the world, many of which we will be missing this year. If we can't do the races we can at least celebrate them, their history, their stunning courses and the atmospheres that bring runners back to them year after year.