The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) held the 13th annual Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Podbrdo, Slovenia on June 18, 2016, at the Gorski Marathon (GM40) in the Julian Alps. The coarse included about 9750 feet of gain (3000m) in 25 miles (40 km) with small portions of rocky and steep terrain and long sections of logging roads.
“There are 5 routes up and down the most popular peaks in the Boulder Skyline. You have 5 days to complete them, Monday thru Friday. You may attempt them in any order and as many times as you like. To be eligible you must complete them over the same period as everyone else. To find out the date of this totally pointless endeavor just show up to any RMR run and ask the stupidest looking person you find. They are sure to know. Rankings will be listed by ascent time, descent time and overall time. Submissions will only be accepted by links to GPS evidence or showing suitable injuries that you are sure to sustain on this frivolous jaunt."
At the heart of the Petzl enterprise you will find the will of its founders to serve their passion for exploration. Today, more than ever, Petzl reaffirms this commitment.
- Allow the prgoress of users engaged in their own pursuits (professional or athletic) whether in the vertical realm or somewhere more obscure.
- Share our expertise with the community.
Days of rain throughout Europe final gave way to sunny skies for race day at the WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Podbrdo, Slovenia, on Saturday, June 18.
Athletes from 22 countries raced the difficult course of the 42-kilometer Gorski Marathon. Team USA’s Mario Mendoza commented, “That was a challenging course; 2800 meters of climbing in a marathon distance, with slick descents that left you searching for stability.”
All you have to do now, is run.
Last Sunday I ran the local Cascade Half Marathon. In terms of performance, I had nothing riding on a set time and I didn't take the lead up to the race very seriously, yet, the day before the race I found myself really worried. I realized I was using this race as a test, a test to see if I really could control my asthma and get back to racing again. More...
To motivate me to keep cross training I booked a trip to attempt to climb Mount Hood this year! I started my high pointing adventure several years ago and this one will be my last glaciated peak which is bittersweet. More...
I’ll admit it: I’m enamored with the majestic Santa Lucia Fir, Abies bracteata. The species is the rarest fir on the earth and can only be found on the rocky peaks or canyon bottoms in the Santa Lucia mountain range. More...
Hobnails are an essential tool in my winter running toolbox. I put them in once the first real snow falls and I leave them in my Crossover 2.0 GTX ($190) until the I plant my radishes (Early May in CO).
The La Sportiva Hobnail Kit ($54) provides enough traction on snow and ice that I feel comfortable running in all conditions. On roads and dry trails, they are barely noticeable, but on ice and snow, they add grip and peace of mind to your run.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to get your hobnails into the sole of your Sportivas.
Let’s say you’re a runner residing between Georgia and Maine or maybe between California and Oklahoma. You’ve got several notches on your belt from your local 10k but your times have dipped or the excitement has gradually faded as the city blocks blend seamlessly into monotony. Maybe the excitement remains but you’re looking to add an event to your calendar to keep motivation high throughout the year. Well if you live in or near the aforementioned states you may be missing out on a running challenge that will take your breath away. Literally. I’d like to formally introduce you to mountain running.
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