Irish Mountain
Running Association

European Championships 2013

Saturday 6th July, 2013
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
8 (2,3,3) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Route Description:
The senior men, senior women, and junior men start is at 1315 metres above sea level. Senior men have a small loop in the village at the start and also near the finish. The junior women start is at 1830m. All races finish near Yastrebets Peak (2369m).

Junior women: 4 km / 500m ascent
Junior men & Senior women: 8.7 km / 1000m ascent
Senior men: 11.6 km / 1150m ascent

Getting There:
Borovets is around 85 minutes drive from airport in Sofia.

Flights (Lufthansa to Sofia via Frankfurt)
4/7 LH983 Depart Dublin at 05:20 Arrive Sofia at 13:10
7/7 LH1427 Depart Sofia at 13:55 Arrive Dublin at 17:05

Organisers Instructions:

Event Website

Uphill only races in Samokov, Borovets, Bulgaria. Average temperatures are 20 degrees at 09:00 and 24 degrees at 12 noon.

Categories: Senior men/women, junior men/women
Teams: 4 to run / 3 to score, junior women is 3 to run / 2 to score

Selection basis: First two in trial races with other positions based on trial race and mountain running and cross-country/road performances in 2012/2013. All selection is subject to the athlete being capable of finishing within 5% of the trial winners time and 10% of the international race winners times. Only athletes who meet the criteria will be selected this means that full teams may not be sent. Selected athletes should be registered with Athletics Ireland.