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 >

Vail Uphill Snowshoe Race – US Mt. Team Fundraiser

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.

Updated info on 2009 USMRT Qualifying Races

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

Interview with 2008 Team Member Alex Dunne

Posted on the usmrt.com website.

Go here to see it:

http://www.usmrt.com/spotlight.html

Mountain Team members compete at National Club XC Championships

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:

http://miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com/4932