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British Athletics MOUNTAIN RUNNING

Joe Dugdale
Photo credit: Marco Gulberti

The 2020 international championships, and their trials, are as follows:


European Mountain Running Championships (up and down) - 4 July 2020, Cinfaes, Portugal **Postponed until 2021**

Trials: 7 June 2020, Sedbergh **Cancelled**


World Mountain Running Championships (uphill) - 13 November 2020, Lanzarote, Spain 

Trials: 27 September 2020, Scotland (venue TBC)  

**A decision will be taken on Tuesday 4th August on whether the Junior Home Countries International (scheduled for 12 September) and the Senior Home Countries International (scheduled for 27 September) will go head.**


World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships - 14 November 2020, Lanzarote, Spain 

Trials: 26 September 2020, Three Peaks Race **Cancelled**

**Following the cancellation of the 3 Peaks race the trial race for the World Long Distance Championships will now take place on 27 September in Scotland, alongside the trials for the Classic and Junior events.**

Mountain Running News

The 2020 British Athletics Mountain Running Challenge


The 2020 Mountain Running Challenge will consist of the following races: 


23 May 2020 - Inter-Counties Championship (Llanberis) **Cancelled**

7 June 2020 - The British Athletics Mountain Running Championships incorporating the Senior Home Countries International & trial for the European Mountain Running Championships (Sedbergh) **Cancelled**
 
27 September 2020 - Trial for the World Mountain Running Championships, Scotland (venue TBC) 

The Inter Counties Championships: 23 May, Llanberis **Cancelled**


The senior event will be held on Saturday 23 May 2020 in Llanberis, Wales. 

More information can be found on the Inter Counties Fell Championship website


The Junior Inter-Counties Championship will be held as part of the West Nab race on 30 May 2020. 

British Athletics Mountain Running Championships incorporating Trial for the European Mountain Running Championships and Senior Home Countries International: 7 June 2020, Sedbergh **Cancelled**


European Mountain Running Championships (up and down) - 4 July 2020, Cinfaes, Portugal 


British Athletics Mountain Running Championships incorporating Trial for the World Mountain Running Championships and Senior Home Countries International: 27 September, Scotland 

A decision will be taken on Tuesday 4th August on whether the Junior Home Countries International (scheduled for 12 September) and the Senior Home Countries International (scheduled for 27 September) will go head.

World Mountain Running Championships (uphill) - 13 November 2020, Lanzarote, Spain 

Trial for the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships - 26 September 2020, Three Peaks Race **Cancelled**


More information can be found on the Three Peaks Race, here

**Following the cancellation of the 3 Peaks race the trial race for the World Long Distance Championships will now take place on 27 September in Scotland, alongside the trials for the Classic and Junior events.**

World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships - 14 November 2020, Lanzarote, Spain 

2020 British and Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships incorporating Home Countries International - 12 September, Newcastle, Northern Ireland 


2020 British Fell Running Championships  

It is with regret that the 2020 Glenshee race has been cancelled. Therefore, runners will no long be able to complete the required number of Championship races which means unfortunately the 2020 British Athletics Fell Running Championships are now null & void. 

The four races for the 2020 British Fell Running Championships are as follows:

Short: 29 August – Arnison Crag Horseshoe, England 

Medium: 14 March – Ras yr Aran, Wales (report

Long: 25 April - Seven Sevens, Northern Ireland (postponed - provisionally rescheduled for the 8 August)** & 1 August - Glenshee, Scotland (race cancelled) 

** Please note, it has been agreed by all parties that the Seven Sevens event will not be counted as a 'Championship' race.


2020 British Athletics Fell & Hill Relay 

The relay will be hosted by Helm Hill Runners at Tebay on 17 October 2020. 

British Fell Relays 2020 -  Update from Helm Hill Runners (Event Organisers)

Helm Hill Runners is continuing to prepare for the 2020 British Relays. We have secured a venue, made the necessary arrangements, planned the routes and have a team of volunteers ready to go. 

At the moment the event is planned to take place on Saturday 17th of October although, given the current circumstances, this has to be in doubt. We will continue to monitor events and make a final decision towards the end of August whether or not the Relays can go ahead. The decision will depend on Government advice at the time, and receiving the necessary approval from  UKA.

We do not plan to give out any further information regarding the event at this stage. All details will be made available if and when we get the go ahead. Please note that all the Legs will be flagged (apart from the Nav Leg!) so no teams will be at a disadvantage on the day.

In the event of the Relays being postponed we will advise you of the revised date as soon as possible. 

Thanks you for your patience…..whenever it happens, it promises to be a great day!

For further information about the British Championships, please contact Ian Hartman by e-mail (ianh2512@hotmail.com)



Mountain Running Challenge: Winners


Year

Men

Points

Women

Points


2019
 
Andrew Douglas, Inverclyde 

 
41
 
Hattie Archer, Hallamshire Harriers 
 
41

2018
 
Andrew Douglas, Inverclyde

 
41
 
Emma Gould, Birchfield & Victoria Wilkinson, Bingley (Shared)


41 

2017

Andrew Douglas, Inverclyde


104 

Katie Walshaw, Holmfirth 

101 

2016

N/A

   
N/A
 


2015


Andrew Douglas, Inverclyde


104


Emma Clayton, Leeds City


100


2014


Andrew Douglas, Inverclyde


101


Emma Clayton, Bingley and Sarah Tunstall, Kendal


101


2013


Nick Swinburn, Northumberland


98


Emma Clayton, Bingley


104


2012


Steve Vernon, Stockport


153


Katie Walshaw, Holmfirth


143


2011


James McMullan, Thames H&H


104


Lizzie Adams, Hallamshire


101


2010


Orlando Edwards


155


Victoria Wilkinson, Bingley


165

 


Britiish Athletics Mountain Running Championships: Gold Medal winners (Individual Championships)

Year

Location

Men

Women

2019 

Llanberis (Up and Down)  Andrew Douglas, Inverclyde Emmie Collinge, Vegetarian
2018

Sedbergh (Up & Down)  Andrew Douglas, Inverclyde Victoria Wilkinson, Bingley  
2017 Skiddaw (Uphill)

Andrew Douglas, Inverclyde Sarah Tunstall, Kendal 
2016  Skiddaw (uphill) Andrew Douglas, Inverclyde
 
Hatti Archer, Ambleside 

2015

Betws-y-Coed (Up & Down)

Robbie Simpson, Deeside

Sarah Tunstall, Kendal

2014

Sedbergh (Uphill)

Andrew Douglas, Inverclyde

Rebecca Robinson, Kendal

2013

Whinlatter (Up & Down)

Rob Samuel, Eryri

Emma Clayton, Bingley

2012

Glenridding (Uphill)

Steve Vernon, Stockport

Victoria Wilkinson, Bingley

2011

Skiddaw, (Uphill)

Steve Vernon, Stockport

Victoria Wilkinson, Bingley