European Skyrunning Championships 2011 announced
The ISF have announced detail of the 2011 European Skyrunning Championships, which will comprise a SkyRace and Vertical Kilometre event…
Full ISF release
The second European Skyrunning Championships will feature a SkyRace® in Switzerland and a Vertical Kilometer® in Spain with individual, combined and team titles at stake. ISF European member nations eligible for ranking are: Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Greece, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Switzerland.
The first event on June 12 welcomes back an all-time favourite with top skyrunners, the Swiss International SkyRace®, site of the first European Championships in 2007 before the formation of the ISF in 2008.
The Puig Campana Vertical Kilometer® in Valencia will host the second European event on November 5 and the final for the combined individual and team titles.
Puig Campana Vertical KilometerThe European Skyrunning Championships, held every two years, were celebrated in 2009 in the Italian Dolomites at the Dolomites SkyRace® where the team gold medal went to Italy, the silver to Spain and Great Britain took the bronze.
International SkyRace® – Poschiavo, Switzerland June 12
The fast, demanding 30 km International SkyRace® runs along an ancient smugglers’ route, starting in Lanzada, Val Malenco, Italy. The course ascends 1,850m to the Campagneda Pass at 2,627m, the highest point of the race, before descending to the charming town of Poschiavo in Switzerland. The men’s record stands at 2h46’24” and the women’s 3h33’19”. www.international-skyrace.org
Vertical Kilometer® del Puig Campana -Valencia, Spain, November 5
One thousand metres elevation gain over 3.650 km distance – that’s the explosive Vertical Kilometer® in Valencia, Spain. With inclines up to 35.5%, it represents a real challenge. The timed race section starts at 380m to the summit of the Puig Campana at 1,408m, although the full course which starts and finishes in Finestrat, is an 8.2 km loop with the descent at the runners’ own pace. www.puigcampana.com
See here for rules and team application form