26 Jul

Scots Success At Snowdon

Snowdon Mountain Race

The Scots easily retained their team title at Sunday's Snowdonia International Mountain Race as Murray Strain made up for the disappointment of narrowly missing out on winning last year's event by taking first place in Llanberis, Wales. He completed the course with a time of 01:05:10 while Robbie Simpson, who was the 2010 winner, came second and newly-crowned British Fell Running Champion Joe Symonds fifth. The women's winner was Tessa Hill of Hunters Bog Trotters.

The race is part of the 2012 Skyrunner World Series and attracted a strong field of international mountain running talent as runners journeyed from Britain, Ireland, Australia and across Europe to take part.

Strain said: "I felt great on the mountain today. The guys went out pretty hard and although Brian (MacMahon) summited first, I knew that I would be strong on the descent". That proved to be the case as Strain completed the five-mile descent in a swift 22:58.

For a full report visit the Scottish Athletics website.