Two weeks after the French path operating championship, see you this weekend for an additional nice sporting second with the French mountain running championships. Already supporting the occasion in 2018, the small city of Arrens-Marsous within the coronary heart of the Hautes-Pyrénées is as soon as once more internet hosting the occasion. All this below the management of the native membership of Esclops of Azun and its president Philippe Lanne accompanied by his staff, well-known for his or her eager sense of friendliness and hospitality in addition to for his or her participant and technical background. The totally different races provided promise, as at all times, a fantastic present with their nervous, quick and spectacular format.
For the third 12 months, it is possible for you to to observe the French Mountain Running Championship live HERE.
The specifics of mountain operating
First of all, mountain operating is distinguished from path operating by a race devoted to every class and gender.
- Cadets / Cadets / Junior women at 8h45 / 5.5km and 360D+ / D-
- Espoirs / Seniors / Masters Women at 9:00 a.m. / 11.5km and 890D+ / D-: LIVE
- Junior boys at 9h05 / 7.5km and 460D+ / D-
- Espoirs / Seniors / Masters Men at 10:30 a.m. / 11.5km and 890D+ / D-: LIVE
Remember that the staff rankings shall be made in line with the 4 greatest outcomes with the buildup, not of race time however of place.
Like yearly, the French championship serves as a range race for a world occasion. This 12 months it is going to be for the European mountain operating championships on July 2nd and third within the Canary Islands. A direct qualification shall be promised to the primary 3 and first 3 juniors in addition to to the primary 3 and first 3 of the hopes, seniors and masters races. A fourth runner shall be chosen on the alternative of the federation.
The particulars of the choice procedures proper right here: French team selection procedures – Summer 2022 | French Athletics Federation (athle.fr)
Who to succeed Blandine L'Hirondel?
The reigning double French champion is not going to be current to realize the treble. An absence of name too, that of Anaïs Sabrié. Nevertheless, we will rely on the return of a cador of the self-discipline: Elise Poncet. After two seasons with no French mountain operating championship, Elise shall be one of many huge favourites, she who stays on a second place within the Pyrenees in 2018 and a 3rd place in 2019 in Saint-Gervais. But virtually each time, the inevitable Christel Dewalle was in entrance on the field. Indeed, Christel has a formidable monitor report and stays on a victory in 2018, a second place in 2019, a 3rd place in 2020 and a second place final 12 months at Ancelle.
However, it's much less snug on uphill and downhill codecs, which may pave the way in which for its opponents, however stays hooked up to the jersey of the France staff.
It has simply received the 4,000 steps 4′ behind the winner (7th scratch).
Mathilde Sagnes, third final 12 months, who warded off the destiny of the locations of honor two weeks in the past by successful the French path court docket championship, will she obtain the double on the land of her membership?
Louise Serban-Penhoat4th final 12 months for her first French mountain operating championships, may tickle the established hierarchy and reap the benefits of a couple of absences to hunt a brand new hexagonal podium after the one obtained two weeks in the past on the France de Trail court docket the place she completed 2nd.
Jade Rodriguez, champion of France hope in 2020, is likely one of the most promising French runners within the self-discipline. Author of an excellent winter season along with her third place in hopes on the French cross-country championships, she appears able to getting her first nationwide podium among the many huge women.
Clementine Geoffray will she be capable to repeat her feat of 2020 at SuperDévoluy the place she completed in 2nd place? She stays on a 4th place within the French championships of path court docket.
Florence Bairos, continues to progress every year and see its rating enhance. eighth final 12 months, she shall be within the combat for the highest 5.
Julia Combe comes out of a pleasant fifth place within the France of quick path. ninth final 12 months, she shall be in rivalry for the highest 5 and for a brand new title in M0.
The contenders for the highest 10: Elise Guillot, Céline Jeannier, Justine Lanne, Cécile Jarousseau, Iris Pessey, Laurie Phaï, Hélène Darragon…
Towards an inevitable hat-trick from Sylvain Cachard?
The Grenoblois stays on a 2020-2021 double with every time a managed race and as a boss. Author of a thunderous begin to the season along with his successive victories within the 24km of Nivolet-Revard and within the Skyrace of Matheysins, it is going to be very sophisticated to get him.
It has simply quoted at greater than 940 and achieved the third world efficiency of the 12 months.
He has additionally made this French championship one of many huge targets of his season, a crucial step to acquire his choice for the French staff and go and win, which makes him dream, the continental title in a month within the Canary Islands.
Theodore Klein, stunning second final 12 months with a flying begin, couldn't honor his first choice as a result of cancellation of the worlds however he shall be in a position, if he repeats his efficiency in 2021, to acquire his ticket for the championships of Europe. It stays on a glowing victory final week on the rise of the massive ball, spherical of the French cup of mountain racing.
Julien Rancon, 4th final 12 months, third in France within the quick path two weeks in the past is in fine condition and can wish to present that he's resisting the takeover by younger folks. He is likely one of the solely survivors of the magic quartet he composed with Didier Zago, Emmanuel Meyssat and Fabien Demure.
Loic Robertthe kid of the nation, writer of an excellent race final 12 months since he completed seventh and 2nd hope will wish to search a nationwide podium on his land.
The contenders for the highest 5-10: Quentin Meyleu, Rémi Lonchampt (hope), Benoit Galand, Jan Margarit, Alexandre Fine, Sébastien Fine, Achille Berthou, Tristan Calamita, Jerome Camacho, Alric Petit, Edouard Dupas…
Note the absences of Benjamin Bellamy (injured), Jérome Blanc, Nico Martin (injured) and Baptiste Fourmont (champion of France hope in title / different goals of the season).
An excellent hopeful combat in perspective with Rémi but in addition Maël Allaire (reigning French junior champion), Esteban Olivero, Robin Veyre, Thomas Butez, Louis Dumas and Edgard Dumas.
For junior boyswe shall be attentive to the races of Marius Simoneau, Antonin Thérond, Antoine Lanne Mathias Barros-Vallet and Anatole Berthou (French junior champion in 2021).
Among the cadetsduel introduced between Timothé Paradis and Mathis Delmas.
For junior womenour eyes shall be on Pauline Trocellier, Nélie Clément, Océane Dewalle and Alexane Thomas.
Among the cadetsLili Beck ought to as soon as once more win.
The Battle of the Clubs
The Esclops of Azun, the organizing membership and probably the most lively golf equipment in France in path and mountain operating, shall be eager to do even higher than in 2021: third for males and third for girls. They can have a brand new power to face in opposition to Grenoble, Gap, Echirolles and Athlé St Julien.
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By Alexandre Violle – ©Noa Barrau & Esclops d'Azun