2012 European Mountain Running Championships
OrganisersEAA
Edition11th
Date7 July
Host cityDenizli, Turkey Turkey
Distances12.2 km +700m– Men
8.3 km +470m– Women
8.3 km +470m– Junior men
4.4 km +240m– Junior women

The 2012 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 7 July at Pamukkale in Denizli, Turkey. They were that year's area championships for mountain running, held by the European Athletic Association in conjunction with the Turkish Athletic Federation. The competition featured four races, with senior and junior races for both men and women. A total of 163 runners from 21 nations started the competition.

The men's race was 12.2 km long and featured an ascent of 700 m.[1] The women's and junior men's races were 8.3 km long comprising a rise of 470 m.[2][3] The junior women's race was 4.4 km over a hill of 240 m.[4]

Ahmet Arslan from Turkey took his sixth consecutive men's title,[1] while Swiss Monika Furholz won the gold medal in senior women's[2] category. Italian senior men's and British senior women's teams were the champions.[5] In the junior men's category, Turkish Ahmet Özrek became the champion.[3] Annabel Mason from United Kingdom was the gold medalist in junior women's race.[4] Turkish junior men's and junior women's teams took the gold medals in team ranking.[5]

The event was dominated by the host nation Turkey, which won in total eight medals (four gold, three silver and one bronze) in six categories. It was the senior women's race, at which Turkey was not able to win any medal.

Results

Men

Rank Athlete Country Time (h:m:s)
Ahmet Arslan  Turkey 49:46
Ercan Muslu  Turkey 49:57
Ionut Zinca  Romania 50:19
4 Gabriele Abate  Italy 50:33
5 Marco De Gasperi  Italy 50:49
6 Julien Rancon  France 51:00
7 Xavier Chevrier  Italy 51:23
8 Simon Lechleitner  Austria 51:26
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Italy 16
 Turkey 19
 France 48
4  Czech Republic 56
5  Spain 60
6  Slovenia 64
7  United Kingdom 65
8  Portugal 69

Women

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Monika Furholz   Switzerland 39:54
Nadezhda Leschinskaia  Russia 40:03
Pavla Schorna Matyasova  Czech Republic 40:07
4 Mary Wilkinson  United Kingdom 40:10
5 Veronica Perez  Spain 40:21
6 Emma Clayton  United Kingdom 40:27
7 Antonella Confortola  Italy 40:54
8 Sarah McCormack  Ireland 40:55
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Great Britain 20
 Italy 30
 Russia 30
4  Czech Republic 31
5  Spain 64
6  Romania 65
7  France 78
8  Ireland 85

Junior men

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Ahmet Özrek  Turkey 35:18
Anton Palzer  Germany 36:26
Vitaly Lagushin  Russia 36:42
4 Rodion Reshetnikov  Russia 36:52
5 Yetkin Tunçtan  Turkey 37:04
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Turkey 17
 Russia 28
 Czech Republic 29

Junior women

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Annabel Mason  United Kingdom 20:25
Sevilay Eytemis  Turkey 21:14
Çeşminaz Yılmaz  Turkey 21:45
4 Melanie Hyder  United Kingdom 22:25
5 Marinela Nineva  Bulgaria 22:31
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Turkey 5
 United Kingdom 5
 Bulgaria 12

Medal table

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Turkey 4 3 1 8
2  United Kingdom 2 1 3
3  Italy 1 2 3
4   Switzerland 1 1
5  Russia 1 2 3
6  Germany 1 1
7  Bulgaria 1 1
 Czech Republic 1 1
 France 1 1
 Romania 1 1
 Slovenia 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24

Participation

A total of 21 nations had athletes, which took part in the 2012 Championships.

References

  1. ^ a b "European Trophy/European Championships - Results - Details-Men individual". World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  2. ^ a b "European Trophy/European Championships - Results - Details-Women individual". World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  3. ^ a b "European Trophy/European Championships - Results - Details-Junior Men individual". World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  4. ^ a b "European Trophy/European Championships - Results - Details-Junior Women individual". World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  5. ^ a b "European Trophy/European Championships - Results - Details-Teams". World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved 2013-09-01.