What a moment for Scottish hill running as Charlotte Morgan of Carnethy took gold in Poland at the WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Champs.
It was a superb performance by the V40 Scot, who was seventh in this event last year and won the Masters XC in Kilmarnock earlier this year, and headed the GB and NI women and all the rest of the opposition on Sunday as she clocked 3.08.24 on the 36.2K course.
Polish home favourite Dominika Stelmach was second – with Charlotte’s winning margin some 22 seconds after more than three hours of effort.
The race was in Karpacz and the WMRA put it superbly in their Tweet: ‘Neither mud, rain nor rock could deny Charlotte Morgan top place on the podium at the 15th World Long Distance Champs.’
Morgan’s performance helped GB and NI to the women’s team silver medals.
Murray Strain of HBT took a fine top ten finish in the men’s event with the Hunters Bog Trotters athlete the top Brit at eighth with a time of 2.46.30, while Georgia Tindley was 28th in the women’s race, on her GB and NI debut, in a time of 3.33.38
Many congratulations to Charlotte, her family on a superb achievement at global level with no fewer than 52 women in the race.
Neither rain, rock nor mud could keep CHARLOTTE MORGAN (GBR) off the top step of the podium at the 15th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Results can be found here: https://t.co/9Ps76BP8Wu pic.twitter.com/E0uVVdLYsh
— WMRA (@WMRAmountainrun) June 24, 2018
So Cambridge mountain running training isn't too bad… 8th in the world! https://t.co/BIhmBKfF6p
— Murray Strain (@murraystraining) June 24, 2018