Fell running legends including Joss Naylor have written an open letter to the Fell Runners Association (FRA) asking for a ban on the use of GPS navigation in races.
Colorado’s Hardrock Hundred ultramarathon disqualified two runners for the first time in its history. Racer leader Xavier
Thevenard was thrown out for receiving assistance outside a check point; and
Dime Feinhaus for cutting the course, although without “malicious intent”.
A trail runner was detained for two weeks after accidentally crossing the border from Canada to the US. The 19-year-old French citizen, on holiday in Canada, ran along a beach and into the US – and a lot of trouble.