Connemara is ready for World Trail Champs

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Tue 05 Jul '11


This weekend see the World Trail Running Championships take place in Connemara, on what is being touted a tough, but beautiful course on the west coast of Ireland…

Athletes will cover a total distance of 70km on a course that encompasses mountains, grassland trails, compacted gravel trails, hard packed trails, bog, loose rock trails and open countryside.

The course is undoubtedly a tough one that could well suit 100km runners, long distance mountain runners and 24 hour runners as well as dedicated trail athletes.

More than 20 countries and over 120 athletes from the world of ultra-trail running will take to the start line, including 2009 World Champion Thomas Lorblanchet from France and 2011 Highland Fling winner Andrew James in the men’s event and GB’s Karen Rushton in the women’s event. Full start list here


Thomas Lorblanchet

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  1. Tony Mollica Jul 7, 02:03 AM

    Should be a great race! I predict that Dave James (USA) will do well.

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