In this season disrupted by the global Covid-19 pandemic, some young mountain runners will still have an opportunity to compete internationally. Thanks to the support of the organizing committee of Trofeo Nasego, on Sunday 4 October there will be a small international meeting consisting of Italy A, Italy B, Slovenia and the Czech Republic in Casto, in the province of Brescia. The Nasego International Under 20 Mountain Running Match Trophy will take place in compliance with the current federal safety protocols and will involve two male juniors and as many female juniors for each representative team.
We announced at the start of September that the 25th Smarna Gora Record and the 41st Smarna Gora Race would be taking place on Friday 9th October and Saturday 10th October. We are happy to say that these events are still going ahead as planned and the organisers have made a further announcement about the Covid situation in Slovenia (see below).
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.