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Wednesday, September 8 2021 - Canadian Vertical Uphill Mountain Running Championships postponed to **October 30, 2021**
Due to the postponement of the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships, the Canadian Vertical Uphill Mountain Running Championships will also be postponed until October 30, 2021

On Saturday, October 30, 2021, the Massif du Sud Regional Park (PRMS), the Club de course de Montmagny (CCM) and the Canadian Mountain Running Association (CMRA) invite you to an exciting event: the vertical uphill mountain race. This race will serve as the Canadian Vertical Uphill Mountain Running Championships and will allow the two fastest women and two fastest men to qualify for the World Championships of the discipline, scheduled to take place in Chiang Mai (Thailand), in February 2022.

Note: Athletes must be members of Fédération québécoise d’athlétisme or another provincial branch of Athletics Canada in order to be eligible to qualify for the national team.

The full mountain running national team selection criteria is available here: 2021 Selection Criteria

SENIOR VERTICAL UPHILL
Senior Men
Senior Women


Race Details
Location: Massif du Sud Regional Park
Date: **Saturday, October 30, 2021**
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Event website: 2021 Canadian Vertical Uphill Mountain Running Championships
Registration: Registration
Monday, September 6 2021 - Impressive Results from the Canadian Classic Up and Down Mountain Running Championships
Canada’s best mountain runners arrived on Bowen Island on Saturday morning to test their mettle on the steep course to the summit of Mt. Gardner and back for the Canadian Classic Up and Down Mountain Running Championships.

Alex Ricard (32, Squamish) and Andrea Lee (31, North Vancouver) were crowned Canadian Champions on the 11km course which featured 750m of ascending and a matching descent. Alex explained after the race that he went out hard knowing the uphill was his strength. His ascending accomplishments include winning the Red Bull 400 World Championships in 2019. Alex had some unexpected challenges on the descent when he sprained his ankle trying to avoid an aggressive off-leash dog. Despite hobbling to the finish in some pain, he hung on for the win. Andrea came away with the victory thanks to a strong descent. She was in second place near the top of the climb, trailing Lindsay Carson (31, Burnaby) – the eventual second place finisher – at the summit. Both Andrea and Lindsay are experienced trail and road runners. Lindsay has an impressive list of credentials, including representing Canada at the World Cross Country Championships on three separate occasions.

Qualifying spots for the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships were up for grabs at the race. The top two in each race automatically qualified for the World Championships. In addition to the winners, Lindsay and Shaun Stephens-Whale (31, Squamish) secured their spots at the World Championships. Shaun is a training partner of Alex and ran a consistent effort to ensure his qualification for the World Championships.

Local Katie Brougham (22, Bowen Island) used her local knowledge of the trails to her advantage and ran a strong race to round out the podium. Jessie McAuley (21, Squamish) finished third to make it a sweep for Squamish in the men’s race.

Special thanks to co-race director Phil Osborne for putting together an excellent race at the last minute and to the 30 volunteers between the two events and the following sponsors:
  • Edward Jones, Ross McCorquodale
  • Kintec
  • Lambert Intellectual Property Law
  • Arc'teryx
  • Red Bull
  • The Snug
  • Saucony
  • Cocoa West
  • Camp Bow Isle
  • Bowen Island Pub
  • First Credit, Bowen
  • Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Department
  • Down Under Travel
  • McTaggart Water
  • Buy on Bowen, Mary Lynn Machado, Realtor

WOMEN'S PODIUM

MEN'S PODIUM

A HANDLOGGER'S HALF RACE START TRADITION
Saturday, September 4 2021 - Results from the Canadian Classic Up and Down Championships
WOMEN'S RESULTS
Place Time Bib Numbers First Name Last Name Sex City State Age
1 1:17:42.2 24 Andrea Lee F North Vancouver BC 31
2 1:18:19.7 21 Lindsay Carson F Burnaby BC 31
3 1:21:35.1 19 Katie Brougham F Bowen Island BC 22
4 1:23:47.3 18 Katarina Kuba F Port Coquitlam BC 26
5 1:23:47.7 23 Anna-Catharina Wilhelm F Vancouver BC 26
6 1:28:17.6 20 Keri McKenzie F North Vancouver BC 48
T-7 1:51:27.6 16 Callie Brougham F West Vancouver BC 24
T-7 1:51:27.6 22 Lisa Brougham F Bowen Island BC 51


MEN'S RESULTS
Place Time Bib Numbers First Name Last Name Sex City State Age
1 57:38.8 6 Alexandre Ricard M Squamish BC 32
2 1:00:57.7 12 Shaun Stephens-Whale M Squamish BC 31
3 1:02:22.1 7 Jessie McAuley M Squamish BC 21
4 1:02:53.9 2 Kristopher Swanson M North Vancouver BC 40
5 1:03:35.6 5 Charlie Sikkema M North Vancouver BC 29
6 1:05:03.4 11 Andrew Russell M Saanichton BC 39
7 1:06:08.4 3 Ross Henderson M North Vancouver BC 21
8 1:08:10.2 9 Peter Nowicki M North Vancouver BC 25
9 1:10:21.9 14 Nicolas JIROT M Abbotsford BC 38
10 1:14:10.7 13 Ryan Burke M Ottawa ON 34
11 1:16:42.4 8 Jonathan Unger M North Vancouver BC 21
12 1:21:34.2 1 Joel Duff M Toronto ON 19
13 1:25:06.3 10 Brian Clements M Port Coquitlam BC 51
14 1:36:38.0 4 Doug Henderson M North Vancouver BC 64
Friday, September 3 2021 - The Classic Up and Down Mountain Running Championships go tomorrow!
Tomorrow is the first Canadian Mountain Running Championships for over two years.

The Canadian Classic Up and Down Mountain Running Championships are being held on Saturday morning on beautiful Bowen Island. Registration is open until tonight.

You can read more about the event on Athletic Canada's new release about the event: To the mountains we go!

Registration for the Canadian Classic Up and Down Mountain Running Championships closes today at 11:59pm PT (there is no race day registration): Register Now
Thursday, September 2 2021 - Official 2021 Selection Criteria Announced, entry deadline for nationals extended
The Canadian national team selection criteria for the 2021 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships to be held in Thailand in February 2022 has been officially announced by Athletics Canada, the Canadian Mountain Running Association and the Association of Canadian Ultramarathons. The selection criteria is available here: 2021 Selection Criteria

Due to the timing of the announcement, registration for the Canadian Classic Up and Down Championships is extended to Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:59 PT.
Thursday, November 4 2021 - UPDATE re: WORLDS (FURTHER POSTPONEMENT)
Saturday, October 30 2021 - Fast Climbs at the Canadian Vertical Uphill Mountain Running Championships
Wednesday, October 27 2021 - Declaration Deadline for National Team - Sunday, November 7, 2021
Wednesday, September 8 2021 - Canadian Vertical Uphill Mountain Running Championships postponed to **October 30, 2021**
Monday, September 6 2021 - Impressive Results from the Canadian Classic Up and Down Mountain Running Championships
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