"On Saturday 18th June, the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) Long Distance Mountain Running Championships will be held in Podbrdo, Slovenia, as part of the Gorski Marathon.
This will be the 13th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships and the second time the championships have taken place at the Gorski Marathon (first time was in 2011).

The course challenges runners with technical trails boasting 2800 meters of total elevation gain/loss over the 42-kilometer route."
"Petro Mamu (ERI) and Christel Dewalle (FRA) winners at the 36th edition of ",Le Monteè, de Grand Ballon",, first stage of 18the edition of WMRA Mountain Running World Cup 2016.
Cloudy day, fresh air and many spectators for this mountain race in Alsace Region.
LOC were in general satisfied for the partecipation and the results of the event.
"The WMRA World Cup gets underway this Sunday, June 12, when the 36th edition of La Monté,e du Grand Ballon plays host to the first scoring event in the six-race series.
Grand Ballon is a familiar event in the World Cup having hosted since 2008.
The events on Sunday are jointly staged by the quaint and historic French villages of Willer sur Thur and Goldbach Altenbach."
"At Nova Zagora (Bulgaria) was held the 8th edition of ABAF Mountain Running Championships. Five Nations were present: Roumania, Turkey, Serbia, FYR of Makedonia and, hosting Country, Bulgaria.
About 60 runners competed in the four races. ,
Roumania dominated medal table, but also Turkey and Bulgaria won medals.
In particular, Roumania took 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze, so in total 11 medals, Turkey won remaining 2 gold and 4 silver plus 2 bronze, that is 8 medals globally, finally Bulgaria kept 1 silver and 4 bronze, so it means that Bulgaria gained 5 medals in total.
This important event inside the International Mountain Running Calendar was very well organised by BAF, that is also involved in the organisation of the 32th World Mountain Running Championships 2016 at Sapareva Banya, following a tradition very important in Bulgaria for this discipline of the athletics.
"Since 2006, the WMRA Youth International Cup has been contested.
The event provides an opportunity for mountain runners ages 16 and 17 in the year of competition to represent their nation on the world stage.

This year&rsquo,s 11th installment of the Youth Cup will be hosted by the Czech Republic in Janske Lazne with 15 nations participating, equal to the participant numbers in 2015 when Bulgaria was the host."
"A record number of teams will be on hand in Podbrdo, Slovenia for the 13th WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships on Saturday, June 18, hosted by the Gorski Marathon.
Up from last year&rsquo,s record 19 nations, 22 nations will compete this year with 19 full teams on the men&rsquo,s side and 13 for the women.
Team Italy won gold last year in Zermatt, while the home women&rsquo,s team from Switzerland won their division.
Italy will be ready to defend with a full squad, while the Swiss team does not have a scoring women&rsquo,s team at present, so a new women&rsquo,s team champion will be named in Podbrdo."
"The meeting of the WMRA Council was held at the Hotel Marriott in Cap d&rsquo,Ail-Monaco on Saturday, January 9, 2016.
Following opening words and a short welcome from WMRA President Bruno Gozzelino, business got underway. ,
In attendance for the WMRA, Secretary Pierre Weiss (FRA), Treasurer Nancy Hobbs (USA), Tomo Sarf (SLO), Wolfgang Munzel (GER), Andrzej Puchacz (POL) and Galia Puhaleva (BUL).
Paul Hardy represented the IAAF and Carlos Cardoso attended in his role as IAAF Cross Country Committee Chairperson.

Apologies were received from Erhan Basoglu for his absence.
(There was a separate meeting for financial matters with Weiss, Munzel, Gozzelino, and Hobbs, as well as a review of working regulations by Weiss and Sarf, on Friday, January 8, at the IAAF offices. The outcome of these meetings is included in this recap.)
For the IAAF, Paul Hardy provided an update stating at the outset, &ldquo,The IAAF ship is not sinking, but , we are in very rough waters.&rdquo, One of the key items to share was the suspension of the Russian Federation and its athletes (a list of some 4,000 viewable on the IAAF website), which will affect upcoming WMRA championship events as long as the suspension remains in place. WMRA Council was in full agreement to support the IAAF decision regarding this ban and will implement it at the international WMRA mountain running events.
Newly elected IAAF President Sebastian Coe has brought in an expert to evaluate the current administration and the IAAF is undertaking a review of the governance structure. There shouldn&rsquo,t be a marked change, but perhaps some restructuring of staff along with the appointment of a CEO most likely in the spring.
Carlos Cardoso is not new to the WMRA as he was involved for a decade as a liaison to the WMRA starting in 1989. His return to the WMRA family was enthusiastically welcomed by the council."

Friday-Sunday, 12-13 November 2015 &ndash, Janske Lazne-Czech Republic &ndash,
Andrzej Puchacz, WMRA delegate, visited the venue of the World Youth Mountain Running Cup, that will be held on Saturday, 25 June 2016.

All organisational aspects of the event were discussed with the key personnel of the LOC along with a representative of the Czech Athletic Federation.

"The WMRA Council has confirmed the six-race World Cup 2016 calendar (see section Calendar 2016) .
The circuit represents five different host countries and offers a combination of old and new races, although the newcomers -- Telfes and Bergen -- are actually not new as both were part of the inaugural , WMRA Grand Prix series in 1999, as well as founding members of the &ldquo,Berglauf Grand Prix&rdquo, in 1997.
"Sunday, 20 December - Podbrdo-Slovenia.
Wolfgang Munzel, WMRA delegate, visited the venue of the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships, that will be held on Saturday, 18 June 2016.

Together with the LOC's key leaders, Mr. Munzel visited the village center where most of the activities will be organized (welcome office, race office, technical meeting, start and finish area).
Thanks to the almost summer-like weather, the group was able to access sections of the course typically snow-covered at this time of year.