"Success for Slovenian runners on their home soil: Nejc Kuhar and Karmen Klanč,nik were the fastest among 220 runners from 14 countries.
The weather forecast for the day of the race was promising a major change &ndash, after almost one month of African summer heat, rain should come during the night before the race and chill the air for more than 20deg &ndash, and the meteorologists did not make a mistake.
It was a drizzly day with slippery rocks all along the way from the Kamniska Bistrica valley to the Grintovec summit.
The runners had to climb for almost 2000m in less than 10km.
Everybody who knows what does it mean has a respect to this race and to all the runners who beat this challenging course.
"After the European and NACAC Mountain Running Championships, more than 200 runners from 15 countries have entered the 17th edition of &ldquo,The Grintovec Mountain running race&rdquo,, the third stage of WMRA 2015 Mountain Running World Cup, that will be held on Sunday 26th July in Kamnik, Slovenia.
The course is a real mountain course, taking the normal trail from the Kamniska Valley (602m) to the Grintovec summit (2.558m).
Almost 2000m elevation gain on less than 10km, normal hikers need 6 hours to reach the summit and another six to go back.
Course record holders are Jonathan Wyatt (NZL) ,and Anna Pichrtova (CZE) ,with 1:15:43 and 1:31:50 ,(both in 2006) and it seems that those records will last for a long time.
"Three gold medals for Canada and one gold (team women) for USA at the 12th NACAC Mountain Running Championships 2015.
At NACAC Mountain Running Championships at Cypress Mountain, host country Canada swept the top four places in the men&rsquo,s race and also placed their top woman in gold-medal position. However, the U.S. women kept their streak alive to again win team gold.
"The 2015 NACAC Mountain Running Championships will take place at Cypress Mountain, http://cypressmountain.com/ located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, on Saturday, July 18. ,
Cypress Mountain Ski Area was one of the venues at the 2010 Vancouver/Whistler Olympics.
This is the twelfth consecutive year that the NACAC Mountain Championship have been held, with the event rotating being the U.S., Mexico, and Canada http://mountainrunning.ca/ .
This is the fourth time for Canada to serve as host, having been the venue for the championships in 2007, 2010, (at Canmore, Alberta), and 2012 at Cypress Mountain. "
"Welsh Athletics and England Athletics are delighted to host the 1st International Mountain Running Coaches Forum. , Endorsed by the WMRA, on next 17th September (7-9 p.m.) in St Georges Hotel at Llandudno.
This two hour event will provide an opportunity for international coaches to come together to listen to two stimulus presentations followed by time to share thoughts and ideas.
Attendance at the event is free and light refreshments will be provided.
In order to ensure the interactive nature of the forum places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served registration basis, with a maximum of 2 places per country - those interested should register their interest with Tom Marley - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.
The seminar is organised in the week among the 15th WMRA/WMA Master World Mountain Running Championships scheduled on Saturday 12th September and the 31st WMRA World Mountain Running Championships staged on Saturday 19th September: both events wil be run at Betws-Y-Coed, a venue near to Llandudno.
Stimulus presentations will be given by Nancy Hobbs and Steve Vernon.
"In Zermatt, Switzerland, a record 22 countries participated in the 12th World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships with five countries earning medals: for the first time the competition was also Championships for individuale and not only for team (in the past year s the same event in fact was called Challenge).
Italian Tommaso Vaccina and Swiss Martina Straehl are World Long Distance Champion 2015 and in the team Italy for men and Switzerland for women are the World Long Distance Champion 2015.

Italy wom medal table with five medals: 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze. Hosting Country switzerland was second with 2 gold. The USA third with 2 silver and 1 bronze medals. France took 1 silver medal and Kenya 1 bronze."
"14. European Mountain Running Championships 2015 held at Porto Moniz (Portugal) have seen nine Nations took medals.
In the medal table the leader is Norway with 2 gold and 1 silver medals, followed by Germany with 2 gold medals, third Great Britain and Turkey with 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals each, fifth Italy with 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, and sixth Austria with 1 gold. Other three Nations won medals: Czech Rep. 2 silver, Switzerland 1 silver and 1 bronze and France 2 bronze.

In the individual race are the , European Mountain Running Champions 2015: Sarah Kistner (GER) in junior women, Stian Overgaard Aarvick (NOR) in junior men, Andrea Mayr (AUT) in senior women and Johan Bugge (NOR) in senior men."
"The 12. WMRA Long Distance World Mountain Running Championships will be held on next 4. July at Zermatt.
For the first year the competition is a &ldquo,World Championships&rdquo, where individual and team title will be allocated. Until last year the competition, in fact, was called &ldquo,Challenge&rdquo,.

24 Nations are present at the competition and in total 114 athletes (62 men and 52 women) are ready to start for winning the ,WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running medals.
Slovenian Mitja Kosovelj (in the men race), Swiss Martina Strahl (in the women race) and USA runners are in the pool of the favorites for the titles but German, Russian and Italian athletes are ready to run a great race! A surprise could also always possible!"
"More then two hundred athletes are entried to the 14th EAA Mountain Running Championships that will be run on next 4th July at Porto Moniz, , a municipality located on the Portuguese island of Madeira. .
23 Nations will be present at the event, organised by FPA.

For the first time Denmark officially will partecipate to this Championships.
The races will be an uphill track."
"Italy and Turkey divided gold medals at the 10th Youth International Cup 2015 at Smolyan: 2 gold medals (individual and team) for the Italian Boys and 2 gold medals (individual and team) for the Turkish girls.
Italian boy Daniel Pattis and Turkish girl Atalay Bahar took title at the Youth International Cup this year with a wonderful race for both them.

Turkey won also 3 silver and 3 bronze medals for a total of 8 medals (up a total of 12 medals distribuited).
Czech Rep with one silver medal (girls team) and Russia with one , bronze ((boys team) also are in the medal table of the competition.
The Youth International Cup 2015 was very well organised by Bulgarian Athletic Federation, with wonderful support from the Municipality of Smolyan.