European Mountain Running Championships
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Date(s)midyear
Frequencyannual
Inaugurated1994
Organised byEuropean Athletic Association

The European Mountain Running Championships is an annual international mountain running race. Inaugurated in 2002, it is organised by the European Athletic Association (EAA) in July each year. The venue for the championships is changed each year.

The history of the competition lies in the European Mountain Running Trophy, which was first held in 1994 in Quantin, Belluno, Italy. It was officially sanctioned by the World Mountain Running Association in 1995 and continued until 2001, at which point the EAA introduced the official European Mountain Running Championships.[1][2]

Exclusively a senior championships until 2009, the competition now features separate senior and junior (under 20s) races for both men and women. Medals are awarded on an individual and national team basis.[3] For the team competition, the finishing positions of each country's top three runners are combined, and the team with the smallest cumulative total wins the medals.[4]

Editions

Edition Year Location Country Date No. of athletes
1st[5] 1994 Ponte nelle Alpi, Venice  Italy 13 July
1st 1995 Valleraugue, Gard  France 15 July
2nd 1996 Llanberis, Wales  United Kingdom 13 July
3rd 1997 Ebensee, Oberösterreich  Austria 6 July
4th 1998 Sestriere, Piemonte  Italy 15 July
5th 1999 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Kärnten  Austria 4 July
6th 2000 Międzygórze, Dolnośląskie  Poland 2 July
7th 2001 Cerklje, Gorenjska  Slovenia 1 July
8th 2002 Câmara de Lobos, Madeira  Portugal 7 July
9th 2003 Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige  Italy 6 July
10th 2004 Korbielów, Śląskie  Poland 4 July
11th 2005 Heiligenblut, Kärnten  Austria 10 July
12th 2006 Úpice, Hradec Králové  Czech Republic 9 July
13th 2007 Cauterets, Hautes-Pyrénées  France 8 July
14th 2008 Zell am Harmersbach, Baden-Württemberg  Germany 12 July
15th 2009 Telfes, Tirol  Austria 12 July
16th 2010 Sapareva Banya, Kyustendil  Bulgaria 4 July
17th 2011 Uludağ, Bursa  Turkey 9 July
18th 2012 Pamukkale, Denizli  Turkey 7 July
19th 2013 Borovets, Sofia  Bulgaria 6 July
20th 2014 Gap, Hautes-Alpes  France 12 July
21st 2015 Porto Moniz, Madeira  Portugal 4 July
22nd 2016 Arco, Trentino  Italy 2 July
23rd 2017 Kamnik, Upper Carniola  Slovenia 8 July
24th 2018 Skopje  North Macedonia 1 July
25th 2019 Zermatt   Switzerland 7 July
26th 2021

Medals

All results at European Athletic Association web site.[6]

Men

Year Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Tim-
1994 Italy Andrea Agostini 41:09 Italy Lucio Fregona 41:33 Italy Fabio Ciaponi 41:43
1995 Austria Helmut Schmuck 56:53 Italy Antonio Molinari 57:25 Italy Davide Milesi 58:00
1996 France Jaime de Jesus Mendes 1:03:16 France Thierry Breuil 1:03:32 Italy Lucio Fregona 1:04
1997 Austria Helmut Schmuck 49:46 Italy Antonio Molinari 50:48 Austria Peter Schatz 50:56
1998 Italy Antonio Molinari 53:02 England Andrew Pearson 53:44 Italy Marco De Gasperi 53:58
1999 Italy Antonio Molinari 52:17 France Arnaud Fourdin 52:34 England Richard Findlow 53:20
2000 Italy Massimo Galliano 50:22 England Richard Findlow 50:56 Italy Antonio Molinari 51:03
2001 Italy Antonio Molinari 49:47 Slovakia Martin Bajcicák 50:01 France Raymond Fontaine 50:14
2002 Switzerland Alexis Gex-Fabry 56:37 Italy Marco De Gasperi 56:55 Turkey Abdülkadir Türk 57:52
2003 Italy Marco Gaiardo 1:06:05 Austria Helmut Schmuck 1:07:13 Czech Republic Róbert Krupicka 1:07:31
2004 Italy Marco De Gasperi 44:06 Austria Florian Heinzle 45:05 Italy Marco Gaiardo 45:10
2005 Austria Florian Heinzle 1:11:36 Germany Helmut Schiessl 1:12:16 Italy Marco De Gasperi 1:12:35
2006 Italy Marco Gaiardo 57:42 Turkey Selahattin Selçuk 57:50 France Julien Rancon 57:59
2007 Turkey Ahmet Arslan 1:08:39 Italy Marco De Gasperi 1:08:50 Italy Marco Gaiardo 1:09.09
2008 Turkey Ahmet Arslan 50:01 Italy Bernard Dematteis 50:29 Italy Marco De Gasperi 50:57
2009 Turkey Ahmet Arslan 58:26 Italy Marco De Gasperi 59:09 Switzerland Sébastien Epiney 59:19
2010 Turkey Ahmet Arslan 46:14 Italy Martin Dematteis 46:40 Italy Marco De Gasperi 47:19
2011 Turkey Ahmet Arslan 58:08 Italy Gabriele Abate 58:40 Italy Bernard Dematteis 59:41
2012 Turkey Ahmet Arslan 49:46 Turkey Ercan Muslu 49:57 Romania Ionut-Alin Zinca 50:19
2013 Italy Bernard Dematteis 56:30 Italy Alex Baldaccini 57:35 Turkey Ahmet Arslan 57:47
2014 Italy Bernard Dematteis 56:10 Scotland Robbie Simpson 56:19 Italy Martin Dematteis 56:32
2015 Norway Johan Bugge 1:02:35 Switzerland David Schneider 1:02:49 Italy Alex Baldaccini 1:02:56
2016 Italy Martin Dematteis 53:33 Italy Bernard Dematteis 53:34 Turkey Ahmet Arslan 54:09
2017 Italy Xavier Chevrier 1:02:51 Portugal Luis Saraiva 1:03:34 Italy Francesco Puppi 1:03:35
2018 Italy Bernard Dematteis 46:51 Italy Cesare Maestri 47:18 Italy Martin Dematteis 47:47
2019 United Kingdom Jacob Adkin 53:21 Norway Stian Øvergaard 53:46 Italy Xavier Chevrier 54:02

Women

Year Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
1994 Italy Nives Curti 30:28 Slovakia Anna Baloghová 30:57 England Lucy Wright 32:17
1995 Switzerland Eroica Spiess 1:05:17 Switzerland Cristina Moretti 1:05:20 Switzerland Carolina Reiber 1:07:32
1996 France Isabelle Guillot 53:09 Italy Maria Grazia Roberti 53:22 Italy Nives Curti 53:59
1997 Switzerland Eroica Spiess 49:26 England Carol Greenwood 50:06 Switzerland Isabella Crettenand-Moretti 50:22
1998 Italy Rosita Rota Gelpi 34:58 Italy Flavia Gaviglio 35:47 Italy Pierangela Baronchelli 36:14
1999 Poland Izabela Zatorska 55:37 Scotland Angela Mudge 57:18 Germany Johanna Baumgartner 57:34
2000 Poland Izabela Zatorska 33:38 Germany Birgit Sonntag 33:53 Italy Rosita Rota Gelpi 34:17
2001 Russia Svetlana Demidenko 56:30 Scotland Angela Mudge 57:08 Belgium Catherine Lallemand 57:28
2002 Russia Svetlana Demidenko 39:59 Belgium Catherine Lallemand 41:05 Czech Republic Anna Pichrtová 42:01
2003 Belgium Catherine Lallemand 43:48 United Kingdom Angela Mudge 44:01 Italy Antonella Confortola 44:30
2004 Czech Republic Anna Pichrtová 34:50 Austria Andrea Mayr 36:27 Italy Rosita Rota Gelpi 36:43
2005 Austria Andrea Mayr 1:07:42 Czech Republic Anna Pichrtová 1:09:38 Switzerland Angéline Joly 1:10:44
2006 Czech Republic Anna Pichrtová 41:28 Slovenia Mateja Kosovelj 42:12 Italy Vittoria Salvini 43:32
2007 Norway Anita Håkenstad Evertsen 51:45 Czech Republic Anna Pichrtová 52.34 Norway Kirsten Melkevik Otterbu 52:05
2008 Italy Elisa Desco 40:00 France Constance Devillers 40:18 United Kingdom Sarah Tunstall 40:48
2009 Switzerland Martina Strähl 54:39 Italy Valentina Belotti 55:28 Austria Andrea Mayr 56:55
2010 France Marie-Laure Dumergues 39:13 Italy Valentina Belotti 39:29 Russia Elena Nagovitsyna 39:44
2011 Switzerland Martina Strähl 48:44 Italy Antonella Confortola 49:09 Slovenia Lucija Krkoč 49:25
2012 Switzerland Monika Fürholz 39:54 Russia Nadezhda Leshchinskaya 40:03 Czech Republic Pavla Schorná Matyášová 40:07
2013 Austria Andrea Mayr 51:49 Italy Valentina Belotti 52:54 Slovenia Mateja Kosovelj 53:08
2014 Austria Andrea Mayr 39:43 Slovenia Mateja Kosovelj 40:53 Austria Sabine Reiner 41:03
2015 Austria Andrea Mayr 50:40 Norway Eli-Anne Dvergsdal 53:05 United Kingdom Emma Clayton 53:36
2016 United Kingdom Emily Collinge 43:41 Italy Alice Gaggi 44:08 Italy Sara Bottarelli 44:24
2017 Switzerland Maude Mathys 49:30 United Kingdom Sarah Tunstall 50:51 Austria Andrea Mayr 51:43
2018 Switzerland Maude Mathys 52:32 France Anaïs Sabrié 56:41 United Kingdom Emma Gould 57:48
2019 Switzerland Maude Mathys 1:00:18 Austria Andrea Mayr 1:01:19 France Christel Dewalle 1:02:48

See also

References

  1. ^ European Mountain Running Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-01-10.
  2. ^ EA European Trophy (1995-2001)/European Championships (2002 on): Results, World Mountain Running Association, archived from the original on February 20, 2017, retrieved March 13, 2013
  3. ^ Arslan and Strähl rule mountains in Telfes im Stubai. European Athletics (2009-07-13). Corrected on 2017-03-21.
  4. ^ 2009 European Mountain Running Championships Results. European Athletics (2009-07-12). Retrieved on 2010-01-10.
  5. ^ This first edition was an unofficial edition.
  6. ^ "Event: EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS" (PDF). european-athletics.org. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
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