The European uphill championship will be held in Austria on July 10th. Norway has entered a team of three good skiers including Anders Aukland.
The men will start at 1301 meters altitude in Heiligenblut and the women at 1415 meter. The altitude difference from start to the finish at Keiser-Franz-Josefs-Hohe will for men be 1069 meters and for women 955 meters. The total climb is even greater since there are some downhills as well. The men will climb 1520 meters and the women 1335 meters.
The course profile is identical with the race Grossglockner Berglauf that will be held on July 9, the day before the European Championship. This race is open to anyone. The course record is 1 hour, 11 minutes and 32 seconds (5.15 minutes per kilometer) and is held by World Champion in uphill running, Jonathan Wyatt (born in 1972) from New Zealand.
Last years women’s race was won by current World Champion Anna Pichrtova (born in 1973) in 1.24.32 (6.12 minutes per kilometer).
844 runners from 17 countries raced last year’s event.
WMRA World Mountain Running Association: www.wmra.info