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December 27

Trail Running Spain 2012: Kilian Jornet, Tofol Castanyer, Miguel Heras, Nuria Picas, Nerea Martínez, Oscar Pérez….great performances and more.

The trail running community from Spain has seen yet another year of internal growth and international dominance, led by outstading performances by Kilian Jornet, Miguel Heras, Tófol Castanyer, Nuria Picas, Nerea Martínez and Oscar Pérez López among many others. On the negative side, we must regret the death of two trail runners while on course in […]

IV Cross Peña del Tren at León (25k/D+1300m) 9DEC. Tough mountain running in northern Spain

The IV Cross Alpino Peña del Tren shall take off tomorrow 11AM from the village of Torneros de la Valdería, in the mountains of Leon (northern spain, 400k from Madrid) Many of the top trail runners from Spain shall be there to challenge it other over a most rugged course. Salvador Calvo, Manuel Merillas, Pablo […]

The Camino by Fernanda Maciel. 900km of trail running in 10 days. “Whiteflow”: From St Jean pied de port to Santiago along the Way of Saint James.

The Camino de Santiago has always been a trail to travel within ourselves as much as to cover the 900km that end at the great cathedral where the relics of Saint James now lie in Spain. Fernanda Maciel has just completed it running for a charity as one more of the pilgrims in just 10 […]

Oscar Perez Lopez wins Tor de Geants and sets new record 75h56m. Pablo Criado takes 4th

The Tor des Geants 2012 is now way over, with awards handed out 16th September. The spaniard Oscar Perez put forward a superb performance this year winning in 75h56 and shattering by about 4 hours the previous course record. Rounding out the podium were frenchmen Gregoire Millet with 78h50 and  Christophe Le Saux in 80h14. Another […]

Skyrunning World Series: Pikes Peak Marathon results & photos. Winners: Kilian Jornet – Emelie Forsberg. Mireia Miró takes 3rd.

The Skyrunning 2012 season visited yesterday one of the great american classic trail runs: The Pike´s Peak Marathon. The race was won by Kilian Jornet  in 3h40 with Alex Nichols coming in second and Max King in third. The women´s race got a full Salomon Running podium with Emelie Forsberg on top, Kasie Enman second […]

Skyrunning World Series: Spaniards Kilian Jornet and Tofol Castanyer take Speedgoat 50k (USA) and Giir di Mont (ITA)

The Skyrunning 2012 season had once again a double session this weekend, with the Atlantic Ocean in between:  The Speedgoat 50k Skyrace was run Saturday 28Jul in the United States, whereas Giir di Mont was run 29Jul in Italy. Skyrunners from Spain once again dominated both races: Kilian Jornet (ESP) took Speedgoat and Tofol Castanyer (ESP) won […]

Skyrunning World Series: Dolomites skyrace (22k/D+1750m) Results & photos. Kilian Jornet, winner and new record. Mireia Miro 3rd.

The Skyrunning 2012 season celebrated last Sunday  the 15th Dolomites Skyrace (22k/D+1750m). The demanding Trentino Vertical Kilometer held on thursday did not have a spanish winner. But in the skyrace, Kilian Jornet pushed relentlessly to achieve not only victory, buy a new course record. Bravo!. In the women´s field, Mireia Miró held its first “long” race after […]

Skyrunning World Series: Vertical Kilometer Dolomites. Spaniards take 5 of 10 top spots. Kilian Jornet 3rd Mireia Miro 2nd

The Skyrunning 2012 season had a double session this weekedn at the Dolomites, with the Trentino Vertical  Kilometer (2,1k/D+1000m) on thursday and the Dolomites Skyrace (22k/D+1750m) on Sunday. The demanding VK did not have a spanish winner this time. Nevertheless, the skyrunners from below the Pyrenees took yet 5 of the top 10 spots, with […]

Gran Trail Peñalara 2012: Three races of 60k/80k/110k. See final video and photo gallery.

The Gran Trail Peñalara ultra trail was launched back in 2010 claiming it to be aimed at commemorating the 100 year anniversary of RSEA Peñalara which will come up next year in 2013. The main race course is based upon a 110km complete circumvalation of the highest peaks of the Guadarrama National Park, with Peñalara […]

Skygames 2012 First events: Vertical Kilometer & Skyspeed. Top3: Spain 678p, Italy 318p, France 212p

The Skygames 2012 have celebrated its first two out of six events in the program, with the Vertical Kilometer and Skyspeed races. Vertical Kilometer winners were Agustí Roc (E) and Oihana Kortazar (E). Skyspeed titles went to Didier Zago (F) and Debora Carbone (I) Spain dominates the rankings with 678 points; Italy second at 318 pts […]

Skygames 2012 taking off in Spain at Central Pyrenees: Skyspeed, Vertical Km, Skybike, Skyraid, Skyrace, Skymarathon.

Skygames 2012 are taking off this weekend at the spanish region of Ribargorza, in Spain´s Central Pyrenees.  Mountain runners from across the world converge on the small towns dotted around this remote and relatively unknown area  to share in six racing specialties from June 29 to July 8. ____________ SKYGAMES 2012: WHAT ARE THEY? The SkyGames, […]

XVI Madrid Alpine Marathon 2012 video. The great classic of trail running in Spain (42k/D+2650m)

The Madrid Alpine Marathon (“Maratón Alpino Madrileño”) is a classic of trail running in Spain.  Born back in 1995, it has gone on ever since to become the oldest and one of the most charismatic trail races in Spain today . Great champions from the world over have challenged themselves over its demanding course in […]

Zegama Skymarathon 2012: Official race video by Salomon, starring Emelie Forsberg & Anna Frost

Zegama Sky marathon 2012 full results available here Zegama Sky marathon 2012 was ran under cold, muddy and wet course conditions, which made the race even more demanding on a technical and physical level than previous years, but also accounted for a very special edition as captured in this video by Salomon Running ZEGAMA SKY […]

Kilian Jornet´s “Summits of my life Project”: Skyrunning from Mont Blanc 2012 to Everest 2015. And Bruno Brunod.

Kilian Jornet has just unveiled his “Summits of My Life” project. A personal challenge that shall take him running from the summit of Mont-Blanc in 2012 to that of Mount Everest by 2015. In between, mystic mountains such as Matterhorn, Elbrus,  Aconcagua and Mc Kinley. In doing so, he treads in the footsteps of ilustrous pioneers, […]

Ibiza UltraTeam 2012: Trail running race review, photos and video (74k/D+1378m)

This brand new Ibiza Ultra Team 2012 was born with a most original format, blending an individual and a team race in three segments of trail running 74k, mountain bike 100k and open water swimming of 10.6 k. Over 400 ahtletes went for it last 28th April.  Ibiza Ultra Team 2012 results: Trail running ultra 74k. […]

Montserrat – Matagalls Ultra (101k/DT8.000m/14h) first edition, cancelled

On the 31th of March and quite unexpectedly, the race organizer -Centro Excursionista de Gracia (CEG)- announced the cancellation of the very first edition of the event, less than three months before the official race day of 16th June. The laconic statmente on the organizer´s web  says:  “Cancellation of the MMUltra: Despite the support of […]

Zegama Aizkorri 2012 (42k/DT5.472m): Track, profile and superb entry list for 20th May

Updated 22may: Zegama Skymarathon race review, full results & video here. The Zegama – Aizkorri 2012 alpine marathon, (Spain) is to open up the ISF Skyrunner World Series this year on an extremely high note A superb entry list for this basque trail running event has just been announced today by the International Skyrunning Federation The list […]

Transvulcania 2012 (83k/DT8.525m): Entry list, course map and race profile.

Update 17may: see Tranvulcania 2012 race report, results and photos here. Transvulcania La Palma, with its 83km/DT8.525m course was a rising star from the very moment the ISF Calendar 2012 was announced. It was to be the very first race among the hot new Ultra skymarathon Series coming up for the first time in history. Today, the […]

Trail Running Spain 2012: Aragon Official race calendar

Aragon is the spanish region (Capital: Saragossa) just south of the Central Pyreenes. It has traditionally been the main playground for spanish mountaneers as it boasts the highest concentration of peaks surpassing 3.000 meters. That geographic fact, coupled with its low population density and very well preserved wilderness no doubt explain why trail running around […]

Asics Trail race Series: Trail Donostia – Hondarribia (31k/d+1300m) sold out in 3 hours

 Results for the I Donostia-Hondarrribia Trail 2011: 444 finishers. This  trail race was created last year by the acredited “Club Deportivo Fortuna” to mark its centennial year.  The club is best known in Spain for its 20.000 finishers road race from Behobia to San Sebastian. A most classic 20k commonly referred to as “La Behobia”. In […]

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