New President of IAU Nadeem Khan
The ACU and all its members congratulates Nadeem Khan for winning the election and becoming the new President of the International Association Ultramarathon (IAU)
For the last year and half, Nadeem has been President by interim of the IAU while serving his term as Vice-President.
Nadeem involvement as member of the National 24 HrsTeam, Vice-President of the ACU and Assistant Team Manager as well as the IAU Chair of the Medical Commission and Director of communications prepared him well for the challenging work moving forward.
CONGRATULATIONS NADEEM !!
World Championships update
The 2019 50K World Championships has been announced and is scheduled for 1st September 2019, in Brasov, Romania
The 2019 TRAIL World Championships is still on schedule for
June 8th 2019, in Mirandha do Corvo, Portugal
The 2020 100K World Championships has been announced and is scheduled for 12th September 2020, in Winschoten, The Netherlands
The National Team 100K is back
What an outstanding performance by all team members.
Despite the hilly 7.5 km loop, the race started on a cooler note with an overcast weather forecast for most of the morning but early afternoon the heat was back on and the sun was out.
A delegation of 3 men and 3 women representing Canada at this year 100K World Championships in Sveti Martin, Croatia, was ready to compete.
On the Women Team
Finishing in 7th place in the Women Team ranking
Julie Hamulecki 7:58:11 Hrs, 12th place and setting a new Women Open Canadian Record (pending ratification)
Catrin Jones 8:24:34 Hrs, 31st place, first 100K, PB
Neela D'Souza 8:45 Hrs, 43rd place, new Women 40 Canadian Record (pending ratification)
On the Men Team
No Team ranking
Samuel Trudel 7:48:56, 56th place with a new PB
Jason Kinsella 9:41:51, 105th place with a new PB
Jason Loutitt had to stop due to injury.
While competing in the World 100K Championships, most of our athletes were also competing in the World Masters 100K.
Julie Hamulecki came home with the Bronze Medal in the Women 35 age group.
Congratulations TEAM CANADA
National Team Manager
Extended deadline registration Changan Ford Ultra 2018
World 24 Hrs Championships 2019 Cancelled
Following the announcement by the IAU of the cancellation of the World 24 Hrs Championships 2019 in Austria, we received many inquiries about the selection for the next World 24 Hrs.
As announced, the IAU is working hard to find another venue interested in hosting the 2019 Championships.
The selection process will remain the same, qualifying standards accepted will be for the previous 2 years before the Championships and up to 3 months prior to the date of the current Championships.
For example if a venue is found for October 2019, the selection will be based on 2017, 2018 and up to Jul 1st 2019 (3 months before Oct)
Hopefully we will have the announcement before the new year.
Yours in sport
50k and 100K Challenges opportunity in China
GIS-Changan Ford Ultra Challenge 2018 50km and 100km
Kiren Sports announces with great pleasure the Changan Ford Ultra Challenge 2018 will take place in October 26th at Zishan Lake Xianning City Hubei Province, China.
It is an IAU bronze labelled race consisting of 50km and 100km distances.
The LOC are welcoming CVs of interest from international athletes and if invited will pay for accommodation and meals for 3 days and provide a travel grant based on where you live.
This is not an IAU intrenational championship but rather an opportunity for international racing and an opportunity to travel to an amaizng part of the world and appreciate the hospitality of the LOC.
Further details on the GIS can be found here: GIS
Please note the deadline for posting CVs is 30/08/2018.
If you have any further questions please contact the Race Organizers.
World Trail Championships 2019 qualifiers
UTHC 65km serving as Auto Qualifier for 2019 Canadian National Trail Team
The ACU is excited to announce that the UTHC 65km will be serving as an auto qualifier for potential Canadian National Team members for the 2019 World Championships in Portugal.
UTHC has a great history and track record of hosting a top tier event and we're excited to have them serve as an auto qualifier. The first male under the 5h40m barrier and first female under the 6h30m barrier will gain an auto spot onto the 2019 Canadian National Team.
The event is currently filled, however, those wishing to take a stab at hitting the above noted goals for the Canadian Team may still enter the event up to August 20th. Please note the following (i) you still will need to pay the events entry fee and (ii) please direct your questions and inquiries to entering the event to Ryne Melcher -
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