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 >
“Time for me to step up” he said, before a hastily gathered crowd of reporters. “The New York City Marathon is flat after all. Too easy. I need more of a challenge”. While the gathered correspondents were still temporarily stunned, His Supreme Fitness quickly added, “Plus, I’m just sick of this biking thing. One guy screws up, ten other guys go down, and I break my collarbone”, he said, voice becoming more stern, in an apparent reference to the bad crash that More >
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 >
If you will be near Vail on Feb 21 2009, there will be a Snowshoe race to benefit the US Mountain Running Team. For more info, see the event flyer.
Not only is the race a benefit for the Mountain Team, it’s also run in memory of former team member Lyndon Ellefson, who died in 1998 during a hiking accident.
I read a great interview with US Mountain Running Team member Eric Blake (“Quadzilla”) on www.craftsbury.com. Eric was the US Mountain Running Champion in 2006 and 2008, and was a member of the Bronze medal winning US Mountain Running Team at the 2008 World Mountain Running Trophy in Switzerland this past September. “CRC: Mountain running courses. Can you tell us a bit about what the quintessential course is? It seems to encompass a real variety – up and down, longer/shorter, cross-country conditions to brutal paved ascents like Mt. Washington. Are there limits to the course design/layout that organizers must follow, or More >
June 28 – Mt. Cranmore, North Conway, New Hampshire – USA Mountain Running Championships and NACAC Mountain Running Championships
July 26 – Colorado Springs, CO – Western Qualifier Race
More details here
Posted on the usmrt.com website.
Go here to see it:
Team member Simon Gutierrez was 1st overall in the Masters Race. Joe Gray was 13th in the Men’s Open Race. On the women’s side, 2008 and 2009 U.S. NACAC Team member, Kasie Enman, was 9th overall.
Other past and present mountain team members and staff competing included Nicole Hunt, Eric Blake, Lisa Goldsmith, Andy Ames and Nancy Hobbs.
Complete results are available here:http://www.usatf.org/events/2008/USATFClubXCChampionships/schedule.asp
Photos are here:
The U.S. will host the sixth North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championship in North Conway, NH, on Sunday, June 28. This up/down two-lap course at Mount Cranmore includes approximately 2,400 feet of vertical gain over a 10 kilometer route and will act as a tune-up for NACAC teams in preparation for the World Mountain Running Championships to be held in Campodolcino, Italy, on September 6.
The U.S. hosted the NACAC event in 2004 and 2005, Mexico hosted in 2006 and 2008, and Canada hosted in 2007. Team USA won men’s and women’s gold medals the first two years, but didn’t More >