6th June 2023


The Great Britain and Northern Ireland team are all set for the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships which get underway on Wednesday (7) until Saturday (10) in Innsbruck-Stubai, Austria.

The event website innsbruck-stubai2023.com will host live streams of the championships and will provide live results.

Fans can also follow the action by tuning in via the World Athletics Facebook page.


Uphill only (vertical) mountain running races [Wednesday 7 June – 12:00-14:45 GMT]

The uphill only (vertical) race is first up on Wednesday with senior men’s and women’s teams getting their campaigns going. The race involves 1050m of ascent and is 7km in distance.

2023 European Off-Road Running Championships medallists Scout Adkin (Angela Mudge, Ambleside) will be a strong contender in the race with the women winning team silver at the 2022 edition of the event in Thailand.

The GB & NI teams for the uphill only (vertical) races:


Jacob Adkin (Robbie Simpson, Keswick)

Andrew Douglas (Sophie Dunnett, Inverclyde)

Chris Richards (Duncan Richards, Helm Hill)

Joe Steward (Salford)


Scout Adkin (Angela Mudge, Ambleside)

Kate Avery (Shildon)

Phillipa Williams (Dark Peak)

Sara Willhoit (Colin Livingstone, Shrewsbury)


Short Trail races [Thursday 8 June – 8:00-15:30 GMT]

2022 world bronze medallist Jon Albon (Isfjorden IL) leads the way for the British team in the men’s short trail race and is joined by a number of experienced athletes.

The race is 45.5km in distance with 3132 ascent / descent over the course in the Austrian mountains.

The GB & NI teams for the short trail races:


Elsey Davis (self-coached, Preston)

Catherine Taylor (Black Coombe)

Sharon Taylor (Helm Hill)

Senior men

Jon Albon (Isfjorden IL)

Alexander Chepelin (Carnethy)

Kristian Jones (Swansea)

Thomas Roach (self-coached, Lewes AC)


Long Trail races [Friday 9 June – 5:30-20:30 GMT]

These races cover 85.6km in distance with 3132m of ascent / descent. With the withdrawal of Owen Davies prior to travel, there will be three GB & NI athletes in the men’s race, while a four-strong quartet including Jasmin Paris (Damien Hall, Carnethy HRC) and Meryl Cooper (David Roche, Deeside Runners) who have both competed for GB & NI at major championships previously.

The GB & NI teams for the long trail races:


George Foster (Martin Cox, Matlock)

Thomas Joly De Lotbiniere (self-coached)

Harry Jones (Martin Cox, Mynydd Du)


Meryl Cooper (David Roche, Deeside Runners)

Julia Davis (Robbie Britton, Newquay RR)

Jasmin Paris (Damien Hall, Carnethy HRC)

Fiona Pascall (Martin Cox)


Up and Down Classic Mountain Running races [Saturday 10 June – 9:00-15:15 GMT]

With full senior and junior teams competing in the classic races, there is plenty of British interest on the final day of competition in Austria.

The juniors face a 7.5km course with 374m of ascent / descent while the seniors take on 15.5km with 750m of ascent and descent.

The teams include previous individual world and European medallists in the teams including Scout Adkin (Angela Mudge, Ambleside), Phillipa Williams (Dark Peak), Jacob Adkin (Robbie Simpson, Keswick) and Eve Whitaker (Joanne Day & Jack Maitland, Harrogate), while several have competed in major championships before.

The GB & NI teams for the up and down classic mountain running races:

Men’s Up-and-Down race

Jacob Adkin (Robbie Simpson, Keswick)

Andrew Douglas (Sophie Dunnett, Inverclyde)

Chris Richards (Duncan Richards, Helm Hill)

Joe Steward (Harry Kelly, Salford)

Women’s Up-and-Down race

Scout Adkin (Angela Mudge, Ambleside)

Alice Goodall (Mark Pollard, Edinburgh UHH)

Holly Page (Lewis Walker, Carnethy)

Phillipa Williams (Dark Peak)

U20 Men’s Up-and-Down race

Ewan Busfield (Jerry Hall, Derby)

Tom Perry (Dark Peak)

Alex Poulston (Katie Hewison, Wirral)

Will Longden (Terry Fowler, Buxton)

U20 Women’s Up-and-Down race

Rebecca Flaherty (Karen Glerum, Bingley)

Amelie Lane (Sally Malir, Wharfedale)

Lauren Russell (Hannah Viner, Highgate)

Eve Whitaker (Joanne Day & Jack Maitland, Harrogate)