British Athletics Mountain Running Challenge

The Mountain Running Challenge provides a focus for endurance athletes to compete at mountain running events in the UK, with opportunities to be selected for Home country or National teams at International Championships, plus a further incentive to enter mountain races in Europe.

Exceptionally in 2015, the World Championships will be held in the UK at Betws-y-Coed in North Wales on 19 September – the only previous times that the World Trophy was hosted in the UK being at Keswick in 1988 and Edinburgh in 1995.

The Mountain Running Challenge will be an open three race challenge, with two races required to count in the overall standings (for which prize money will be available – details to be posted shortly).

The Mountain Running Challenge races for 2015 are:

Inter Counties Championships ( Up & Down ) – Betws-y-Coed, North Wales, Saturday 16 May

European Championship Trial ( Uphill ) – The Lakes, Sunday 31 May

World Championship Trial ( Up & Down ) – Betws-y-Coed, North Wales, Saturday 22 August

Race 2 Details

The event will take place on mainly uphill courses to the west of Glenridding buy cipro overnight delivery village in the Lake District.

The courses are on hill paths and will be marshaled and marked at any points where the route isn’t obvious.


There will be three races as follows:

11.30pm: Junior Women’s Race 4.4km, 360m climb

12.15pm: Senior Women’s/Junior Men’s Race 7.5km, 780m climb

1.00pm: Senior Men’s Race 11.6km, 950m climb

The prize giving will take place in Glenridding Village Hall (tbc) at 3.30pm.

Entry Details

The races are online pre-entry only (no entry on the day).

Important Note: Due to the nature of the event and for marshalling/safety reasons, there will be a finish cut-off

time of 2.30pm for all of the races. Note this equates to a running time of 1h30m for the senior men’s course

and we expect the winner to complete the course in around 55mins. The finish marshals will sweep the course

in reverse from this time and any athlete not finished will be requested to turn back.

The races can be entered here.

If you are interested in running at the second race get in touch with Allan or Anne or use the contact form.

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