The World Masters Mountain Running Championships took place from the 2nd to the 4th of September 2022 and are open to all runners over the age of 35.
This is an extremely prestigious event in the world mountain running calendar. It was the first occasion it was hosted by Ireland and OFX were a headline sponsor of same.
Irish athletes blazed the Comeragh Mountain trails to take an impressive haul of medals at the 21st World Masters Mountain Running Championships.
With a population of approximately 7 million the island of Ireland produces more than its fair share of strong mountain runners versus much larger countries who sent teams to this world championship for athletes ages 35 to 79. Irish mountain runners took home eight of eighteen available team gold medals and four individual gold medals.
The fastest times of the day were recorded by Thomas Roach (GBR – M40) in 42:00 and Victoria Wilkinson (GBR – W40) in 53:17 on the 10.6km long course with 602 meters of climbing. On the 8.4km short course with 500 meters of climbing it was Franco Torresani (ITA – M60) in 42:09 and Nicoletta Fearari (ITA – W55) in 50:50 who ran the fastest times.