2012 European Mountain Running Championships

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2012 European Mountain Running Championships
Organisers EAA
Edition 11th
Date 7 July
Host city Denizli, Turkey Turkey
Distances 12.2 km +700m– Men
8.3 km +470m– Women
8.3 km +470m– Junior men
4.4 km +240m– Junior women

The 2012 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 7 July at Pamukkale in Denizli, Turkey. They were that year's area championships for mountain running, held by the European Athletic Association in conjunction with the Turkish Athletic Federation. The competition featured four races, with senior and junior races for both men and women. A total of 163 runners from 21 nations started the competition.

The men's race was 12.2 km long and featured an ascent of 700 m.[1] The women's and junior men's races were 8.3 km long comprising a rise of 470 m.[2][3] The junior women's race was 4.4 km over a hill of 240 m.[4]

Ahmet Arslan from Turkey took his sixth consecutive men's title,[1] while Swiss Monika Furholz won the gold medal in senior women's[2] category. Italian senior men's and British senior women's teams were the champions.[5] In the junior men's category, Turkish Ahmet Özrek became the champion.[3] Annabel Mason from United Kingdom was the gold medalist in junior women's race.[4] Turkish junior men's and junior women's teams took the gold medals in team ranking.[5]

The event was dominated by the host nation Turkey, which won in total eight medals (four gold, three silver and one bronze) in six categories. It was the senior women's race, at which Turkey was not able to win any medal.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time (h:m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Ahmet Arslan  Turkey 49:46
Silver medal icon.svg Ercan Muslu  Turkey 49:57
Bronze medal icon.svg Ionut Zinca  Romania 50:19
4 Gabriele Abate  Italy 50:33
5 Marco De Gasperi  Italy 50:49
6 Julien Rancon  France 51:00
7 Xavier Chevrier  Italy 51:23
8 Simon Lechleitner  Austria 51:26
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Italy 16
Silver medal icon.svg  Turkey 19
Bronze medal icon.svg  France 48
4  Czech Republic 56
5  Spain 60
6  Slovenia 64
7  United Kingdom 65
8  Portugal 69
  • Totals: 49 starters

Women[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Martina Strähl   Switzerland 48:44
Silver medal icon.svg Antonella Confortola  Italy 49:09
Bronze medal icon.svg Lucija Krkoc  Slovenia 49:24
4 Valentina Belotti  Italy 49:40
5 Marina Ivanova  Russia 49:57
6 Pavla Schorna  Czech Republic 50:10
7 Cristina Alexandra Frumuz  Romania 50:20
8 Bernadette Meier-Brändle   Switzerland 50:22
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  United Kingdom 20
Silver medal icon.svg  Italy 30
Bronze medal icon.svg  Russia 30
4  Czech Republic 31
5  Spain 64
6  Romania 65
7  France 78
8  Ireland 85
  • Totals: 47

Junior men[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Ahmet Özrek  Turkey 35:18
Silver medal icon.svg Anton Palzer  Germany 36:26
Bronze medal icon.svg Vitaly Lagushin  Russia 36:42
4 Rodion Reshetnikov  Russia 36:52
5 Yetkin Tunçtan  Turkey 37:04
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Turkey 17
Silver medal icon.svg  Russia 28
Bronze medal icon.svg  Czech Republic 29
  • Totals: 39 starters

Junior women[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Annabel Mason  United Kingdom 20:25
Silver medal icon.svg Sevilay Eytemis  Turkey 21:14
Bronze medal icon.svg Çeşminaz Yılmaz  Turkey 21:45
4 Melanie Hyder  United Kingdom 22:25
5 Marinela Nineva  Bulgaria 22:31
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Turkey 5
Silver medal icon.svg  United Kingdom 5
Bronze medal icon.svg  Bulgaria 12
  • Totals: 28 starters

Medal table[edit]

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Turkey 4 3 1 8
2  United Kingdom 2 1 3
3  Italy 1 2 3
4   Switzerland 1 1
5  Russia 1 2 3
6  Germany 1 1
7  Bulgaria 1 1
 Czech Republic 1 1
 France 1 1
 Romania 1 1
 Slovenia 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24

Participation[edit]

A total of 21 nations had athletes, which took part in the 2012 Championships.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "European Trophy/European Championships - Results - Details-Men individual". World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  2. ^ a b "European Trophy/European Championships - Results - Details-Women individual". World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  3. ^ a b "European Trophy/European Championships - Results - Details-Junior Men individual". World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  4. ^ a b "European Trophy/European Championships - Results - Details-Junior Women individual". World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  5. ^ a b "European Trophy/European Championships - Results - Details-Teams". World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved 2013-09-01.