2010 European Mountain Running Championships
OrganisersEAA
Edition9th
Date4 July 2012 (2012-07-04)
Host citySapareva Banya, Bulgaria Bulgaria
Events4
Distances12.2 km – Men
9 km – Women
9 km – Junior men
4.6 km – Junior women
Participation24 nations

The 2010 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 4 July in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria. They were that year's area championships for mountain running, held by the European Athletic Association in conjunction with the Bulgarian Athletic Federation. The competition featured four races, with senior and junior races for both men and women. The 2010 competition featured an uphill–downhill course format. A total of 237 runners from 24 nations started the competition and two further nations (Norway and Greece) were present as observers.[1]

The men's race was 12.2 km long and featured an ascent and descent of 685 m on each of its three laps. The women's and junior men's races were 9 km long comprising two laps with a rise and fall of 495 m. The junior women's race was one lap of 4.6 km over a hill of 235 m.[2]

Ahmet Arslan took his fourth consecutive men's title by some distance, while Italians Martin Dematteis and Marco De Gasperi completed the podium and helped Italy retain its undefeated streak in the men's team competition. The 2010 Grand Ballon race winner Marie Laure Dumergues took the women's title continuing her good form in a breakthrough year. Valentina Belotti was the women's runner-up for a second year running and Elena Nagovitsyna was the bronze medallist. Hüseyin Pak won the junior men's race while Denisa Dragomir was the women's junior champion.[3]

Results

Men

Marco De Gasperi reached the podium for the fourth consecutive time.
Marco De Gasperi reached the podium for the fourth consecutive time.
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Ahmet Arslan  Turkey 46:14
Martin Dematteis  Italy 46:40
Marco De Gasperi  Italy 47:19
4 Julien Rancon  France 47:22
5 Gabriele Abate  Italy 47:42
6 Bernard Dematteis  France 47:57
7 Abdülkadir Türk  Turkey 48:10
8 Emmanuel Meyssat  France 48:29
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Italy 10
 France 30
 Spain 38
4  Turkey 41
5  Portugal 42

Women

Italian cross-country skier Antonella Confortola came in fourth place.
Italian cross-country skier Antonella Confortola came in fourth place.
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Marie Laure Dumergues  France 39:13
Valentina Belotti  Italy 39:29
Yelena Nagovichina  Russia 39:44
4 Antonella Confortola  Italy 40:11
5 Lucija Krkoc  Slovenia 40:17
6 Cristina Scolari  Slovenia 40:33
7 Milka Mihaylova  Bulgaria 40:36
8 Carla Martinho  Portugal 40:56
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Italy 12
 France 37
 Russia 39
4  Bulgaria 41
5  United Kingdom 47

Junior men

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Hüseyin Pak  Turkey 33:15
Sebahattin Yildirimci  Turkey 33:43
Jente Joly  Belgium 34:09
4 Paolo Ruatti  Italy 34:18
5 Andrea Debiasi  Italy 34:22
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Turkey 11
 Italy 34
 United Kingdom 35

Junior women

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Denisa Ionela Dragomir  Romania 18:28
Yagmur Tarhan  Turkey 19:13
Anastasiya Mikhaylova  Russia 19:25
4 Burcu Dag  Turkey 19:35
5 Letizia Titon  Italy 19:36
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Turkey 6
 Russia 10
 Romania 12

Participation

A total of 24 nations had athletes which took part in the 2010 Championships. On top of this, Norway and Greece had observers present.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Eight Nations on the podium at the 9th European Mountain Running Championships: report. World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  2. ^ Course info Archived 2010-06-30 at the Wayback Machine. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  3. ^ Turkey’s Arslan is Europe’s best mountain runner for the fourth time Archived 2010-07-08 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics (2010-07-04). Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  4. ^ Finish List Senior Men Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  5. ^ Team Rankings Senior Men Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  6. ^ Finish List Senior Women Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  7. ^ Team Rankings Senior Women Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  8. ^ Finish List Junior Men Archived 2010-07-14 at the Wayback Machine. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  9. ^ Team Rankings Junior Men Archived 2010-07-14 at the Wayback Machine. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  10. ^ Sapareva Banya BUL 4 July Mountain running. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  11. ^ Finish List Junior Women Archived 2010-07-14 at the Wayback Machine. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  12. ^ Team Rankings Junior Women Archived 2010-07-14 at the Wayback Machine. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.