*  Humility

In practising trail-running, an activity in open country, humility is a behaviour that is adapted as much to the natural environment as to oneself.

In natural surroundings, it relies upon taking into consideration the existing natural hazards, whatever the relevance and the quality of the measures taken by the organisation of a race to ensure the safety of its participants. Humility, in the face of nature, supposes the capacity to show caution and can go as far as renouncing the race or the envisaged project. For that which concerns each individual, humility is based on the consciousness and the knowledge of one’s limits so as not to question one’s physical or mental integrity.

As a type of behaviour, humility is an inseparable attitude of listening and learning for better understanding of the principles which govern natural environments or the fundamentals of practising an intensive sport in natural environments.

Organization

ITRA is composed of:

Founding members

Private individuals that have signed ITRA’s constituent act: Didier CURDY, Arnaud DE STAEL, Jean-Marc GARCIA, Carlos GARCIA PRIETO, Bernard LANDREIN, Nicolas MERMOUD, José Carlos MORAIS DOS SANTOS, Alessandra NICOLETTI, Fabrice PERRIN, Jean-Charles PERRIN, Catherine POLETTI, Michel POLETTI, Pierre SALLET, Hervé SIMON.

Institutional members

IAAF Members or any other entity given responsibility for Trail-Running, in a given country, by the aforementioned IAAF Member or an association approved by ITRA if the IAAF Member is not involved or interested. There can only be one institutional member per country.

Race organiser members

Different from institutional members, any entity, associative or not, regularly organising Trail-Running competitions. There can be several race organiser members per country.

Athlete members

Any private individual, holding a licence from a national sport federation or not, who participated at least once in a Trail-Running event in the last twenty-four months before the first day of membership.

Honorary members

The Executive Board gives this quality. These members are exempted to pay a membership fee and are not entitled to vote during the ITRA’s General Assembly.

 

Composition of the new Steering Committee

ITRA is managed by the Steering Committee, also responsible for the control and supervision of the association’s activities. In this regards, it enjoys a general ability to treat any matter that the General Assembly or Executive Board is not made responsible for by the present ITRA Statutes.

 

The Committee is made up of 23 members including:

 

  • The IAAF’s President or his/her representative will be a member ex officio of the Steering Committee;
  • Two Founding Members;
  • Eight Institutional members;
  • Eight Race Organiser members;
  • Four Athlete Members;

 

Founding members

Jose Carlos SANTOS DOS MORAIS POR
Michel POLETTI FRA

Institutional members

Jose Antonio Martins FERNANDES Confederação Brasileira de Atletismo
Michel HUERTAS French Athletic Federation
Pablo VEGA Real Federación Española de Atletismo
Piotr BETKOWSKI Polish Athletics Federation
Richard BOLT USA Track & Field
Tito TIBERTI Federazione Italiana Di Atletica Leggera
Rui PINHO Associação Trail Running Portugal
Daniel PEREZ GARRIDO Confederación Atlética del Uruguay

Organizers members

Cristina MURGIA ITA
Enrico POLLINI ITA
Mario LEAL POR
Janet NG HKG
Fernando GONZALEZ DIAZ ESP
Alen PALISKA CRO
Krzysztof GAJDZINSKI POL
Michael DE HAAST ZAF

Runners members

Gediminas GRINIUS LTU
Nathalie MAUCLAIR FRA
Sébastien CHAIGNEAU FRA
Sidney TOGUMI BRA

Composition of the new Executive Board

 

The Executive is composed of the President, the four Vice-Presidents, the Treasurer and the General Secretary. Members of the Executive Board are elected by the Steering Committee amongst its members. The President is the first to be elected.

 

President

Michel POLETTI FRA

Secretary General

Enrico POLLINI ITA

Treasurer

Janet NG HKG

Vice-presidents

Jose Carlos SANTOS DOS MORAIS POR
Nathalie MAUCLAIR FRA
Cristina MURGIA ITA
Daniel PEREZ GARRIDO URU