Passing of WMRA President Danny Hughes
The World Mountain Running Association has sadly announced the passing of its long-time President Danny Hughes. Danny was a strong friend and supporter of mountain running in Australia. In 1998 he visited Canberra and ran over the then championship courses on Mt Coree and Mt Rob Roy to provide his advice on course design. He particularly enjoyed running up Mt Coree as it was as high as Ben Lomond, the highest mountain in the UK, and it was covered in trees, unlike most mountains in the UK. Danny also ran in the North Canberra Three Peaks race and was particularly impressed with the ability of Paul Crake.
AMRA has passed on its condolences to the WMRA Council, English Fell Running Association and Danny's family.