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inov-8 sky high at Series finals

Anna Lupton at Limone SkyExtreme. (c)iancorless.com


inov-8’s strong presence throughout the 2014 skyrunning season has underlined their enthusiasm and success. This was seen in particular at the recent Sky Series finals on Italy’s Limone sul Garda, where the team excelled in the deepest field in any race to date.

Fielding a team of experienced and novice skyrunners the UK’s leading off-road apparel and shoe brand should be very proud of their outstanding results.

Heading up the team with a podium place, Switzerland’s David Schneider followed on his impressive form at Sierre-Zinal and ran the race of his life to place 3rd behind winner Petro Mamu from Eritrea and the four-time Skyrunner® World Series champion, Kilian Jornet.

“I had a really good race today, I felt relaxed and I achieved one of my best results ever” David said post race, “Next year I will follow a similar calendar and hopefully continue to improve.”

David Schneider, 3rd at Limone Extreme. (c)iancorless.com


American Alex Nichols arrived in Italy just two days before race day, hoping he could repeat the form shown in 2013. He didn’t disappoint. Running a perfectly paced race, Nichols eased himself into the race and as others faded, he moved up through the field to place 8th. He places an exellent 11th overall in the final Sky Series ranking.

Surprise package was Briton Jonathon Albion. Albion is a world class ‘Obstacle Racer’ and at just 24-years old he was testing himself in his first skyrunning race for experience. To place 14th overall in a world-class field is an exceptional result. Crossing the line, Albion had a huge smile and, when told his placing, he laughed, “Really? That’s amazing. I’m really pleased with that.”

Finishing just two places behind Albion was Britain’s Oli Johnson. Like Nichols, he paced the early stages of the race leaving something for the end. “On the first climb I must have been way back outside the top 40 but I just controlled my effort, tried to enjoy the day and at the line it all came good. Top20 in this quality of field is very satisfying.”

Oli Johnson climbs above Lake Garda in the Sky Extreme. (c)iancorless.com


The women’s race was always going to be fast and furious and the competition high. Victoria Wilkinson backed up an extremely successful season on the UK fells and a top result at Dolomites SkyRace® , she took an excellent 5th on the banks of Lake Garda to place her 8th overall on the final Sky Series ranking.

Limone Extreme is a pure Skyrunning race, 2000m +/- in just 26.5kms provides a test for the most experienced skyrunner. The performance of the inov-8 team and of course their continued support in the Skyrunner® World Series is not only exciting from a global perspective but also from a British perspective. The growth of the Skyrunner® National Series and the growing UK series can only encourage more runners to toe the line in years to come.

inov-8 understand this process and, looking to the future, the brand provided an opportunity for Tom Addison and Gary Priestley to experience Limone Extreme. Of course it was a learning curve, but for Addison and Priestley, it has seriously begun.

Whether top talent or new talent, inov-8 has made its impact on skyrunning and continue to do so. Look out for the team in 2015 where they will line up to face new challenges and take the brand sky high.


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Series finals success for COMPRESSPORT®

Elisa Desco, 3rd SWS SkySeries. (c)iancorless.com

COMPRESSPORT® concludes a highly successful first season as Skyrunner® World Series and 2014 Skyrunning World Championship partner and with a team counting the best of the best of the discipline. 

 
SCOTT Sports excel at Limone finals

Marco De Gasperi ©iancorless.com

The 2014 Skyrunner® World Series came to a dramatic conclusion in the Italian resort of Lake Garda at the Limone Extreme.

Skyrunner® World Series partner, SCOTT Sports once again excelled

 
COMPRESSPORT® stars at Limone finals

Elisa Desco, 2014 Skyrunning World Champion and COMPRESSPORT athlete: (c)iancorless.com

The 2014 Skyrunner® World Series draws to a dramatic close this weekend at the Limone Extreme. The stunning backdrop of Lake Garda provides an incredible natural arena for what will potentially be a highlight of the skyrunning year.

 
SCOTT Sports at Limone Extreme

Elisa Desco, SCOTT Sports athlete. © Fabio Menino

A dynamic trio of three SCOTT Sports athletes will toe the line at the conclusion of the 2014 Skyrunner® World Series in the stunning location of Limone on the banks of Lake Garda.

 
Elisa Desco takes 2nd at Matterhorn Ultraks

Elisa Desco, 2nd at Ultraks. ©iancorless.com

Skyrunning World Champion and COMPRESSPORT® athlete, Italian Elisa Desco continued her good form on the trails and mountains in and around Zermatt at the second edition of the Matterhorn Ultraks 46K.

 
Desco and Bak at Matterhorn Ultraks

Ryan Bak, Scott Sports. ©Mario Colonel

Shadowed by the impressive and iconic Matterhorn, race sponsor and Skyrunner® World Series sponsor, SCOTT Sports lined up two world class runners; Italian, Elisa Desco and American, Ryan Bak to go head-to-head against some of the worlds best mountain runners in the Swiss town of Zermatt at the 2nd running of Matterhorn Ultraks 46K.

 
inov-8 star at Sierre-Zinal

Victoria Wilkinson, 9th at Sierre Zinal. (c)iancorless.com

 The 41st edition of the iconic Course de Sierre-Zinal, third race in the Skyrunner(®World Series, took place this past weekend in Switzerland. Offering a challenge to all, the course has a total elevation gain of 2,200m in the short but fast, 31km course. With a summit of 2,425 meters high, it provides a spectacular addition to the Skyrunner® World Series.

 
COMPRESSPORT® in action at Ice Trail Tarentaise

Caine Warburton. (c)iancorless.com

ust two weeks after the Skyrunning World Championships in Chamonix, the Skyrunner® World Series headed out to the stunning location of Val d’Isère for the 65 km Ice Trail Tarentaise and the VK Face Bellevarde.

 
COMPRESSPORT® - a world title and four top tens!

Elisa Desco, Skyrunning World Champion. (c)iancorless.com

Elisa Desco reigned supreme at the 2014 Skyrunning World Championships and added another world title for COMPRESSPORT®, Official Sponsor of the Championships. 3,400 athletes from 47 countries came to Chamonix, the endurance capital of the world, to race over the classic distances of VK, SKY and ULTRA...

 
Arc'teryx athlete Florian Reichert - the beauty of racing

Florian Reichert, 24th on Zegama course. (c)iancorless.comOne year ago, German school teacher Florian Reichert, a trail, cross and road runner, had never heard of skyrunning. Leading Canadian outdoor brand Arc’teryx, Skyrunner® World Series partner, gave him the chance to find out...

 
inov-8 excel at inaugural World Series event

Jokin Lizeaga.(c)iancorless.com

Leading footwear brand inov-8, partnering the Skyrunner® World Series, started off the season with Spain’s legendary Zegama-Aizkorri, one of the most competitive races on the circuit, the challenge comes not only from the world-class field, but the often extremely challenging 42km course...

 
COMPRESSPORT® takes top honours at Zegama

Elisa Desco, Compressport athlete, 2nd at Zegama. ©iancorless.com

COMPRESSPORT® athletes, Italians Marco De Gasperi and Elisa Desco both took second on the podium in the first Skyrunner® World Series race of the season on May 25.  The Zegama-Aizkorri in Spain’s Basque Country, is renowned for attracting a highly competitive world-class field. This year was no exception, and the dynamic Desco...

 
SCOTT Sports - Desco and De Gasperi excel at Zegama

Elisa Desco (SCOTT Sports) 2nd at Zegama. ©iancorless.com

For ten years, Spain's Zegama-Aizkorri has been a permanent fixture on the Skyrunner® World Series. It is a race of legends, myth, mud and mayhem and the 2014 edition was no exception.  After all, Zegama is Zegama!

 
COMPRESSPORT® kicks off at Transvulcania

Elisa Desco, Transvulcania Vertical Kilometer winner. ©iancorless.com

COMPRESSPORT®, Skyrunner® World Series partner, kicked off the season at the first events on the Spanish island of La Palma at the legendary Transvulcania Ultramarathon and the new Vertical Kilometer®...

 
SCOTT Sports takes off at Transvulcania

Pablo Villa in the Transvulcania Vertical Kilometer. Pablo Villa, Transvulcania VK. © Ian Corless

SCOTT Sports joined the 2014 Skyrunner® World Series on the island of La Palma, Spain, for the iconic Transvulcania Ultramarathon and the new Transvulcania Vertical Kilometer® where, with three of their top athletes, made their mark - a win, a 6th and a 9th place!

 
Inov-8 athlete, Robbie Britton takes to the Sky

Robbie Britton, inov-8 athlete, prepares for Saturday’s Transvulcania.© Ian Corless

Skyrunner® World Series partner, inov-8, kicks off an extremely exciting year with the Transvulcania Ultramarathon and VK with inov-8 team member, Robbie Britton taking his first steps in a Skyrunning event...

 
SCOTT Sports partners with skyrunning

Marco De Gasperi, Team SCOTT Sports. (C) Droz Photo

The ISF is pleased to announce SCOTT Sports will partner with the 2014 Skyrunner® World Series, joining other prestigious outdoor brands: Salomon, Arc’teryx, inov-8, La Sportiva and Compressport.

 
Arc'teryx and skyrunning - a year of adventures, passion and podiums

Florian Reichert and Tessa Hill line up for the night-time VK. (C) ISF

 It’s been a long season full of adventures for the Arc’teryx team athletes competing in the 2013 Skyrunner® World Series.  Iconic races, such as Transvulcania, Zegama, the Mont Blanc Marathon and KM Vertical and Matterhorn Ultraks, together with the European Skyrunning Championships, have seen the Arc’teryx athletes on the front line...

 
UK brand, inov-8 aims to close 2013 Skyrunning season in credit at finals

Anna Lupton. Photo © iancorless.comUK brand, inov-8 have provided high quality run shoes for the trail, fell and mountain runner and in June this year, they celebrated a tenth anniversary with the launch of a new apparel range and a team to take Skyrunning by storm...

 
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