Native Eyewear Spring Runoff 10km

From Nancy Hobbs:

The Teva Mountain Games in Vail, CO, signals the unofficial start of the competitive trail and mountain running season. The event gives the athletes a chance to assess their training and fitness. At this year’s Native Eyewear Spring Runoff 10km there were no real surprises. Matt Carpenter, after posting a second place finish at the prior day’s ½ marathon on the roads, was back to assert himself as king of the trails. Carpenter owns too many mountain running records to list but…include both the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, Leadville Trail 100, Lake City 50…you get the picture…the More >

Women’s Coach Ellen Miller Reaches Lhotse Summit

Here is a note from Ellen Miller who is the women’s coach for the Teva US Mountain Running Team.  Note her shout out to Russell Brice who was featured in the Discovery Channel’s “Everest: Beyond the Limit”. Namaste from the Nepal Himalayas,   One does not reach the summit of one of the world’s highest mountains without much encouragement and support from friends. I thank each one of you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers, for the rituals, and for sending me your precious energy. It was joyous for me to once again be climbing on Everest (up to Camp 3), and More >

American Trail Running Association Adds Member Benefit

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has partnered with Outdoor Recreation Insurance to offer a new member benefit – accident coverage for its members.

“We’re thrilled to lend support to ATRA and to the rapidly growing community of off-road runners. Trail and mountain runners face inherent risks that aren’t always obvious. Outdoor Recreation Insurance (ORI) provides affordable accident coverage that softens the landing when the trail suddenly takes a nasty turn,” says, ORI’s Tad Linn.

The personal trail running accident coverage is priced at $85 per year under the ATRA group policy. (Coverage includes additional mountain activities). ORI accident benefits are paid directly More >

Cranmore Hill Climb Course Maps and Photos

Course Profile, Maps and Photos have just been added for the Teva US Mountain Running Team Eastern qualifying race at Mt. Cranmore.

Select from the links below:

Interactive Map with Photos

Elevation Profile

Race Website

Course information updated for US Mountain Running Champs at Mt. Cranmore

Go here to see it:

http://www.whitemountainmilers.com/cranmore/index.html

Photos and exact distances will follow by end of April but this can serve as a guide for course conditions until then.

-Paul KirschCranmore Race Director

Canadian Mountain Running Team News

From the Canadian Mountain Running Team website…

Hello Mountain Runners! This year’s national team selection will take place on Saturday June 13th at the Canadian Mountain Running Championships at the Canmore Nordic Centre. More race details coming soon. There will be prize money available for the top athletes who commit to the national team. You must be a member of your provincial Athletics Canada branch (OTFA, BC Athletics, etc) AND of the CTMRA to participate. We’re working on the membership program and it will be available soon.

This is how team selection will work: The top three men and three women available from More >

2009 Mountain Team Qualifiers – Cranmore Hill Climb Preview

This is the first of two posts about the 2009 Mountain Team Qualifiers. The first is at the Cranmore Hill Climb on June 28, the second is at the Cheyene Cañon Mountain Race on July 26th.

22nd Annual Cranmore Hill Climb – USA and NACAC Mountain Running ChampionshipsOn January 28th, all eyes in the mountain running community will be directed towards Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire as runners from across the US, Canada, Mexico and other Central American countries compete at the 2009 USA and NACAC Mountain Running Championships. 3 American men and 1 American woman will automatically be More >

WMRA President Danny Hughes Dies

According to Danny’s wife Norma: “Danny died suddenly this morning of a heart attack.  It is the way he would have wanted to go but of course a big shock to us all.  I have all the family here so am very lucky.  We will let you know the funeral arrangements etc. later.   Perhaps you could let everyone know the news. Best wishes, Norma” Danny was the President of the World Mountain Running Association and worked tirelessly to promote the sport.  This past September after over a decade of trying, Danny finally succeded in getting the IAAF to recognize the World Mountain Running Trophy as More >