Warm conditions greeted more than 1000 runners arriving to Puglia in Italy from 25 countries.  The hosts put on a great event in unseasonably warm conditions and titles were contested over 9 age categories for Men and Women.  With a record number of starters the races were also hotly contested and some familiar names as well as surprise results unfolded.  The races were held over 2 days with the Women and Men over 60 categories on Saturday on a 1.5 lap course while the Women and Men 35 to 55 year old categories were held on Sunday over a 2.5 lap course.  It was a tough technical track and made a true test of mountain running abiity.  Here’s the full list of winners from the weekend’s World Masters Mountain Running Championships:

ResultsWinners

What an amazing weekend in Gagliano del Capo, Italy! Congratulations to all the runners!

For full results please follow the link: Results

For our Italian readers, please see the article from Podisti.net for a review of: Day 1 (primo giorno) and Day 2 (secondo giorno)

Here is a selection of our favourite photos from the event, there are too many great memories to include all of them but here are our favourites!

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Photos by Marco Gulberti