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September 5, 2022 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRMonday, September 5 is the Labor Day vacation within the U.S., and that marks the unofficial finish of American summer time. I understand how I really feel about that, and it’s not good! The vacation additionally means The Rut mountain runs in Montana although, and we’ve obtained some racing from the World Mountain Working Affiliation amongst others too.

Vertical and Trofeo Nasego – Casto, Italy

Vertical Nasego

The vertical kilometer went up over some 4.3 kilometers, and pre-race favorites Andrea Mayr (Austria) and Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) had been once more victorious. Mayr has lengthy dominated uphill races, right here and elsewhere, and Kipngeno has been almost unbeatable in World Mountain Working Affiliation (WMRA) World Cup races this yr.

Mayr was 9 seconds behind her personal 2019 course document, ending in 38:48. Monica Florea (Romania) was second in 41:22, and Valentina Belotti (Italy) ran 42:18 for third.

Lauren Gregory was the primary American finisher in eighth at 44:28.

Andrea Mayr - 2022 Vertical Nasego winner

Andrea Mayr wins the 2022 Vertical Nasego. Picture: Marco Gulberti/Corsa in Montagna

For the lads, Kipngeno’s run was nearer and he solely broke second-place Zak Hanna (Eire) late, but additionally broke a 2019 course document within the course of. Kipngeno’s win got here in 33:47, and Hanna chased to second in 34:21. Philemon Kiriago (Kenya) was third in 35:01. The highest 4 males all completed underneath the earlier course greatest.

Full outcomes.

Patrik Kipngeno - 2022 Vertical Nasego winner

Patrick Kipngeno, the 2022 Vertical Nasego males’s champion. Picture: Marco Gulberti/Corsa in Montagna

Trofeo Nasego

A day later, for the twenty first Trofeo Nasego race, not a lot modified. Andrea Mayr and Patrick Kipngeno had been once more supreme.

Mayr completed in 1:47, three minutes higher than Joyce Njeru (Kenya). Njeru, who had dominated the WMRA World Cup so far, completed in 1:50. Lauren Gregory, like Mayr doubling again from a day prior, was third in 1:51.

Kipngeno took the lads’s win in 1:30, virtually a full minute higher than countryman and runner-up Kiriago. Petro Mamu (Eritrea) was third in 1:35.

[In 2017, Mamu failed two doping tests, after both the World Mountain Running Championships and the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. He was given a nine-month ban starting in September of 2017 by the IAAF for testing positive for fenoterol.]

2022 Trofeo Nasego women's podium

The 2022 Trofeo Nasego ladies’s podium (l-to-r): 2. Joyce Njeru, 1. Andrea Mayr, and three. Lauren Gregory. Picture: Marco Gulberti/Corsa in Montagna

Full outcomes.

The Rut Mountain Runs – Large Sky, Montana

The Rut had three days of mountain enjoyable, and an opportunity to go up 11,167-foot Lone Peak on three straight days.

Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer

The Friday kickoff race climbed over 1,000 meters in simply lower than 5 kilometers of distance. From the summit, runners take the Lone Peak tram again down.

Not even shut! Anna Gibson was wayyyy out entrance, or above, in 53:54. Second- and third-place Marilee Woyth and Emily Kipp completed in 1:02:04 and 1:09:04.

The lads’s race was maybe not as shut as anticipated too, and David Sinclair put over three minutes on Cam Smith. Smith earlier this summer time gained the Damaged Arrow Vertical Kilometer forward of Sinclair. Right here although Sinclair completed in 47:19 to Smith’s 50:28. Tyler Veerman was third in 51:10.

The Rut 28k

The 28k (17.4 miles) was the weekend’s center race, and it climbed 7,800 ft with a visit up and down Lone Peak.

Bailey Kowalczyk blew the ladies’s race open with a 3:47 run. That was virtually a minute per mile higher than everybody else. Second-place Ruby Lindquist was there in 4:01, and third-place Emily Allison completed in 4:22.

Second a day earlier, Cam Smith got here again and gained the mid-distance race in 3:10. U.S. Mountain Working Crew member Eli Hemming completed in 3:15 for second, and Tyler Veerman took third once more in 3:27.

The Rut 50k

And so the 50k closed the weekend, and gained 10,500 ft on its course with one final journey up and down Lone Peak.

Jennifer Lichter championed the ladies in 6:14. Evie Tate and Sarah Keyes pushed one another to six:42 and 6:45 second- and third-place runs.

David Sinclair was again, and again in entrance too. He gained the lads’s race in 5:04, slicing 5 minutes from Kilian Jornet‘s course document that had stood since 2014. Sinclair was in entrance from the soar, and had an enormous lead by the point he hit the excessive level summit. Drew Coco was second in 6:01 and Gabe Joyes ran 6:10 for third.

Full outcomes.

World Masters Mountain Working Championships – Clonmel, Eire

Held yearly since 1998, the race is open to runners ages 35 to 79 years and attracted over 700 opponents. This yr’s race went 10.5k into the Comeragh Mountains.


The races had been cut up by age, with youthful runners racing an extended course than extra senior runners. Awards are given individually for the completely different age classes, however on the lengthy course the quickest general had been, Victoria Wilkinson (U.Okay., W40) in 53:17, Kate Purcell (Eire, W35) in 53:52 and Laura McDonnell (Eire, W35) in 54:14.

The primary American finisher was eleventh lady general Kathryn O’Regan (W35) in 57:44.

W35 World Masters Mountain Running Championship podium

A inexperienced sweep on the W35 class podium (l-to-r): 3. Kealey Tideswell (Eire), 1. Kate Purcell (Eire), and a pair of. Laura Mc Donnell (Eire). Picture: 2022 World Masters Mountain Working Championships


It was once more British and Irish first over the road within the males’s race. Thomas Roach (U.Okay., M40) led Andrew Douglas (U.Okay., M35), 42:00 to 43:07, and John Kinsella (Eire, M40) was third residence in 46:59.

The highest American runner was Fifteenth-place Chris Grauch (M45) in 49:03.

M40 podium - 2022 World Masters Mountain Running Championship

The M40 class podium (l-to-r): 2. John Kinsella (Eire), 1. Thomas Roach (U.Okay.), and three. Allan Bogle (U.Okay.). Picture: 2022 World Masters Mountain Working Championships

Full outcomes.

Name for Feedback

  • If summer time’s carried out, that was one to recollect! For me, it was about a number of enjoyable journey, Athens to Aspen. What had been your highlights?
  • Or can we simply fake that summer time’s nonetheless going? What did you stand up to, racing-wise, this weekend?


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