"1.018 master finished the race at the 12. World Master Mountain Running Championships in Germany
: never in the past editions more than one thousand runners arrived to the finish line in this Competition.
This record of runners with 802 men and 216 women at the end of the race signed the great success of this competition very well organized by LOC of Buhlertal.
The 9.4 kilometer mostly uphill course included a start on pavement through the town with a steep climb into the forested area of the mountainside with nearly 800 meters of vertical climbing. At the 11:00 a.m. start time (for category 70), temperatures were warm in the upper teens and by the final start group (35) the temperatures had reached over 20 with little breeze."
"Runners of thirteen members of Commonwealth started to the 2. Commonwealth Mountain Running Championships in North Wales, exactly in Llamberis, well know venue for international mountain running events: England, Scotland, Kenya, Australia, Malawi, Canada, New Zealand, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Republic of South Africa, Gambia and, host Country, Wales.
Conditions for the race saw rain and mist veil Moel Eilio, in the shadow of Snowdon."
"The 2. Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra distance Running Championships will be hosted in three spectacular north-west Wales locations - Llandudno, Llanberis (Snowdon) and Newborough Forest, Anglesey.
The combined events of mountain races (Up &, Down), ultra-distance races (24 hr event) and trail running (50+km off road) for both men and women will produce a long weekend international festival of running.
The Mountain of Snowdon will form a wonderful backdrop for all of the events being held in North Wales this weekend.
The festival of sport will also host many open events for supporters to enjoy just prior to the major championship races.
Welsh Athletics and the Local Organizing Committee have made excellent preparations to welcome the finest Ultra and Extreme endurance runners from across the Commonwealth Countries. "
"The eleventh edition of the WMRA/WMA World Masters Mountain Running Championships was an other important moment for mountain running of this wonderful 2011.
872 athletes started in this Championships and this show to everybody that this event was a great success!
About thirty Countries were present at the Championships."