*  Solidarity

Solidarity is a value that is practised and shared by the inhabitants at the heart of natural regions, which can become hostile, and consequently they need to help each other to progress better together or simply to survive. In the name of the principle of solidarity, each player in the field of trail-running is asked to prioritise going to the aid of anybody in danger or difficulty wherever they are and in whatever circumstance.

In a more global manner, the participants and players in the trail-running field often show solidarity by making a commitment in favour of environmental, social or societal causes or by helping the underprivileged. Trail-running race organisers implement this principle of responsibility by directly supporting charitable actions and sustainable development; numerous participants “run for a cause” to support the projects of their choice.

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Born in July 2013, the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) aims to give a voice to parties involved in trail running in order to promote its strong values, its diversity, the safety of races and the health of runners, as well as to further the development of trail running and ensure a constructive dialogue between the national and international bodies with an interest in the sport.

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Opening of registration

Vii Trail De Vilatuxe 2020

  • Registration
  • 24/02 ▸ 03/06
  • Location
  • Galicia, Espagne
  • Date of event
  • 07/06/2020
  • Distance
  • 34km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2250m+

La Cusyhard 2020

  • Registration
  • 24/02 ▸ 05/06
  • Location
  • 74 - Haute-Savoie, France
  • Date of event
  • 07/06/2020
  • Distance
  • 22.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1520m+
  • ITRA points
  • 1
  • Mountain
  • 8
  • Finisher criteria
  • 430

Dalmacija Ultra Trail 2020

  • Registration
  • 24/02 ▸ 21/09
  • Location
  • Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatie
  • Date of event
  • 16/10/2020
  • Distance
  • 18.4km ▸ 121.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 820m+ ▸ 5680m+
  • ITRA points
  • 15
  • Mountain
  • 56
  • Finisher criteria
  • 230350

Kangra X-Country Run 2020

  • Registration
  • 21/02 ▸ 13/04
  • Location
  • Himachal Pradesh, Inde
  • Date of event
  • 19/04/2020
  • Distance
  • 16.5km ▸ 33.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 270m+ ▸ 530m+
  • ITRA points
  • 01
  • Mountain
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 240340

Wangchan50 2020

  • Registration
  • 21/02 ▸ 07/10
  • Location
  • Rayong, Thaïlande
  • Date of event
  • 11/10/2020
  • Distance
  • 25.4km ▸ 50.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 720m+ ▸ 1780m+
  • ITRA points
  • 02
  • Mountain
  • 34
  • Finisher criteria
  • 180270

Kmk50 2020

  • Registration
  • 21/02 ▸ 27/05
  • Location
  • Thaïlande
  • Date of event
  • 31/05/2020
  • Distance
  • 24.6km ▸ 49.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 510m+ ▸ 1050m+
  • ITRA points
  • 01
  • Mountain
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 160240

Doñana Trail Marathon 2020

  • Registration
  • 20/02 ▸ 04/11
  • Location
  • Espagne
  • Date of event
  • 07/11/2020
  • Distance
  • 71km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 310m+

Medvednica Trail 2020

  • Registration
  • 20/02 ▸ 20/04
  • Location
  • Grad Zagreb, Croatie
  • Date of event
  • 30/05/2020
  • Distance
  • 14.7km ▸ 59km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 620m+ ▸ 2520m+
  • ITRA points
  • 03

Entrecortijos 2020

  • Registration
  • 19/02 ▸ 28/03
  • Location
  • Canarias, Espagne
  • Date of event
  • 10/05/2020
  • Distance
  • 14km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 640m+
  • ITRA points
  • 0
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 210

Sawtooth Ridge 2020

  • Registration
  • 19/02 ▸ 05/07
  • Location
  • Washington, Etats-Unis
  • Date of event
  • 11/07/2020
  • Distance
  • 84.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 4920m+
  • ITRA points
  • 4
  • Mountain
  • 8
  • Finisher criteria
  • 570

Last results

23/02/2020   20.60km / 400m+
Sydney Trail Series - February 2020 - Manly Dam - 21Km

Rk Name Time
1Rhys HOWARD01:37:12
2Steven CHUNG01:38:24
3Zachary PRESCOTT01:38:39
1Paige PENROSE01:51:55
2Marlia CLAASSEN01:54:02
3Bronwyn HAGER01:54:59

22/02/2020   81.30km / 1840m+
Shitana Ultra Trail 2020

Rk Name Time
1Mohamed BARATLI09:03:00
2Aymen AMRI09:14:05
3Mohamed AZIZI09:21:25
1Myriam KHALDI11:28:52
2Ichraf BEN YOUNES11:29:13
3Mona KORTAS11:40:40

16/02/2020   18.30km / 840m+
Santo Thyrso Ultra Trilhos 2020 - Stut - Trail Curto 18Km

Rk Name Time
1Joao FERREIRA01:28:37
2Bruno SILVA01:28:39
3Nelson LOUREIRO01:30:05
1Marisa VIEIRA01:46:37
2Diana GASPAR02:01:28
3Celia NETO02:08:08

16/02/2020   49.60km / 2420m+
Santo Thyrso Ultra Trilhos 2020 - Stut - 50Km

Rk Name Time
1Helio FUMO04:18:24
2Bruno SOUSA04:37:32
3Bruno RIBEIRO04:51:47
1Ana SOUSA05:56:27
2Tania BATEIRA06:34:39
3Cristiana FERREIRA06:39:51

16/02/2020   31.00km / 1530m+
Santo Thyrso Ultra Trilhos 2020 - Stut - Trail Longo 30Km

Rk Name Time
1Mario FONSECA02:40:36
2Carlos COSTA FERREIRA02:45:07
3Francisco GESTEIRA02:48:18
1Andreia ALMEIDA03:36:37
2Barbara FERNANDES03:39:48
3Silvia PEREIRA03:44:54

16/02/2020   45.30km / 1680m+
Brunello Crossing 2020

Rk Name Time
1Riccardo MONTANI03:31:16
2Gabriele FIOR03:43:26
3Cristian CAMANINI03:47:15
1Maria Elisabetta LASTRI04:36:03
2Elisabetta LUCHESE04:48:26
3Melissa PAGANELLI04:54:43

15/02/2020   19.20km / 1260m+
Winter Night Trail 2020

Rk Name Time
1Pedro VIZUETE01:54:16
2Stanislav MANANOV01:59:51
3Rustam ELMURATOV02:02:00
1Anna OGLOBLINA02:13:15
2Anna VOEVODINA02:38:07
3Natalie BRATKOVA02:44:10

15/02/2020   81.50km / 4140m+
Ultra Trail Thailand 2020 - Inthanon 4

Rk Name Time
1Phasit CHAN IN11:42:32
2Anupong JOMKUN12:54:42
3Suwit MEEMITRAPABH14:13:57
1Phitchanan MAHACHOT14:13:58
2Jintana KEDPHET16:52:38
3Sujitra SRISABAL17:47:46

15/02/2020   60.30km / 670m+
Black Canyon Ultras 2020 - 60K

Rk Name Time
1Patrick RABUZZI05:01:27
2Nate YOUNGS05:31:04
3Nathan MUDGE05:51:02
1Meagan HAYASHI05:36:49
2Brianna GRIGSBY05:43:18
3Amelia KAUFMAN05:45:49

15/02/2020   20.20km / 430m+
Oradea City Trail 2020 - Oradea City Trail Semi Maraton

Rk Name Time
1Gabriel BULARDA01:14:25
2Crainic ANDREI MARIUS01:15:53
3Claudiu GORGAN01:23:37
1Timea JOZSA01:40:45
2Valeria RUSU01:42:39
3Mirela RESTEMAN01:43:36
12/06/2019 16:35

French won Championships by team

Post race report - 2019 Trail World Championships

In Miranda Do Corvo, athletes from fifty-three nations set off on the trails of the Trilhos dos Abutres race in Portugal, on Saturday June 8. Once again this year, trail-running values resonated at the heart of the Trail World Championships. The values of Humility, Fair Play, Authenticity and Respect all showed themselves, along these steep trails.

jonathan albon  blandine l hirondel
Jonathan Albon and Blandine L'Hirondel at the finish line - credit photo: benoit Roux ITRA


The British Jonathan Albon (911 ITRA Performance Index) and the French Blandine L'Hirondel (747 ITRA PI), respectively won in 03h35min34s and 4h06min15s over 44km and 2,120m of elevation gain and 1,970m of elevation loss. On the team side, the French dominated the Championships and got the top spot on the podium.

Results

Womens ranking

  1. Blandine L’Hirondel (747 ITRA PI) – France : 4.06.15
  2. Ruth Croft (791 ITRA PI) – New Zealand : 4.14.27
  3. Sheila Avilés (764 ITRA PI) – Spain : 4.15.03
  4. Azara Garcia de los Salmones (785 ITRA PI)– Spain: 4.15.42
  5. Denisa Dragomir (750 ITRA PI)– Romania: 4.15.42

Mens ranking

  1. Jonathan Albon (911 ITRA PI) – Great Britain: 03:35:34
  2. Julien Rancon (885 ITRA PI) – France: 3:37:47
  3. Christian Mathys (844 ITRA PI) – Switzerland: 3:40:34
  4. Francesco Puppi (893 ITRA PI) – Italy: 3:40:44
  5. Nicolas Martin (905 ITRA PI) – France: 3:42:27 

Womens team results

  1. France 12:50:53
  2. Spain: 12:51:58
  3. Romania: 13:36:28
  4. Italy: 13:44:38
  5. Great Britain: 13:51:28

Mens team results

  1. France : 11 :03 :35 
  2. Great Britain : 11 :13 :28
  3. Spain : 11 :18 :35 
  4. Italy : 11 :20 :46 
  5. Portugal : 11 :32 :11

The race of the Championships

The race started in the center Mirando Do Corvo. The Portuguese city hosted several hundred international supporters. Cheers echoed around the city walls as fans cheered support for the fifty-three delegations represented at the event.

Runners moved out quickly, to place themselves near the lead as they reached the narrow and technical trails at the beginning of the route. Swiss Christian Mathys came first at the 16th kilometer mark in Senhora Da Piedade, followed very closely by British athlete Jonathan Albon and the Spaniard Luis Alberto Hernando. In the women's competition, French runner Blandine L'Hirondel calmly led the way, followed by the Romanian Denisa Dragomir. The two Spaniards Sheila Avilés and Azara Garcia de los Salmones, were quick to make their way into the top five, determined not to give up the race lead. 

christian mathys  jonathan albon
Christian Mathys and Jonathan Albon leading the race. Credit photo Benoit Roux ITRA
sheila aviles  blandine l hirondel
Sheila Avlies and Blandine L'Hirondel - Crédit Photo Benoit Roux ITRA

At the 26th kilometer, before Mestrinhas, the Swiss runner Mathys still led the race. Albon, just behind, had more energy and resources to finish his race. The leaders held on, trying not to let their positions slip away. Two young trail runners earned a place in the top five, French runner Alexandre Fine and the Italian Francesco Puppi, both of whom passed just ahead of the Spaniard Luis Alberto Hernando, who tried valiantly to hold onto his position in the lead pack. On the women's side, Blandine L'Hirondel, smiling, stayed in first place with a 6-minute lead. Then came, the Spaniard female stars, Sheila Avilés and Azara Garcia, arrived in a hurry to close the gap with the Romanian in second place. In 5th position, slightly behind, came the New Zealander Ruth Croft. 

julien rancon Ruth Croft
Julien Rancon and Ruth Croft following the head of the race. Credit photo Benoit Roux ITRA

Back in Miranda Do Corvo, Briton Jonathan Albon crossed the finish line in 03h35min34s. Two minutes later, it was Julien Rançon from France taking second, followed by Christian Mathys from Switzerland.  French runner Blandine L'Hirondel to become the Trail World Champion in 4h06min15s. Six minutes later came the New Zealander Ruth Croft, who made a dazzling comeback to take second place in the championships. The Spanish Sheila Avilés closes the podium, followed closely by her compatriot Azara Garcia and the Romanian Denisa Dragomir.

blandine l hirondel  jonathan albon
Blandine and Jonathan at the finish line - credit photo : Benoit Roux ITRA

In the team competition, the French men and women won the Trail World Championships and covered the two podiums with their national color. In the women's category, the Spaniards went on to take second place. For the first time in the history of trail-running, Romanian women reached the third step of the team podium. In the men's second place was the British team, followed by the Spaniards on the third step of the podium.

 

julien rancon  Ruth Croft
Julien Rancon and Ruth Croft both, second. Credit photo: Benoit Roux ITRA