Taking place on the Saturday (24 Sept) the 2nd Commonwealth Mountain Running Championships will go ahead in the famous mountain-running village of Llanberis.

The route for the 2011 events will start in Llanberis, take in Moel Eilio – on a classic route to the peak of this often wind-swept giant – in the shadow of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales. Returning to Llanberis high street for what should a big crowd and a great atmosphere!

Racing will get underway at 12pm with Open Mountain Race for men & women. The Commonwealth Championship races will start with the women’s 8km up and down race at 2pm, followed closely by the Home Countries Championship mountain race for boys & girls under 16 years old.

At 3pm the Commonwealth Championship  for men will start, covering a tough 12km route, up and down Moel Eilio and linked ridges, with Home Countries Championship Mountain Race for boys & girls under 18 years old the last race of the day to go off shortly after. This website using Nulled WordPress Theme and Plugins

TRAIL RACES

The inaugural Commonwealth Ultra-Trail Running Championships will take place in the beautiful Newborough Forest on the Isle of Anglesey. A race of 55km for men and women will test the skills of trail runners and ultra distance athletes alike.

Trail running has gained great traction in the running world over the last 5 years, with the ultra-trail scene in the US and Europe booming. With Commonwealth athletes such as Lizzy Hawker, Jez Bragg, Anna Frost and Angela Mudge amongst the world’s best performers.

The Commonwealth has a long tradition of ultra distance running (defined as distances beyond the marathon distance of 42.2 km), and competitors will battle it out over a 5-lap course that will take in Newborough’s singletrack trails, fire roads and the beautiful habitat of Llanddwyn sands. The race will start at 8:00am with top runners expected to complete the course in 3 hours 30 minutes.

BIDS FOR 3RD COMMONWEALTH CHAMPIONSHIPS HAVE BEEN CIRCULATED

It is with great pleasure we inform you that the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has awarded the Commonwealth Association of Mountain and Ultradistance Running (CAMUR) the opportunity to host the 3rd Commonwealth Mountain and Ultradistance Running Championships.

We have sent a cover letter along with the attached Tender Document to consider submitting a bid to host the 3rd edition of these championships.

The disciplines of mountain and ultradistance running are making huge strides in the athletics world. CAMUR recognized this and initiated the Commonwealth Championships. The championships have enjoyed tremendous success in their first two editions, Keswick, UK (2009) and North Wales, UK (2011).

Furthermore, both championships have been supported by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) and the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). The success of these championships were recognized by the CGF and resulted in awarding the 3rd edition of these competitions.

We would appreciate interested federations looking over the documents and considering a bid. Deadline to apply is 15th May 2013. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact CAMUR General Secretary, Nigel Rowe at rowes@blueyonder.co.uk, 6, Southern Terrace, Mutley. Plymouth. Devon PL4 7LS, England.