Heading for the hills . . . weekend events in Italy and Aviemore

Thursday 21st October 2021

Photo by Chris Pagett Photography

Trofeo Vanoni

Rory Abernerthy (Ochil HR), James Dunn (Corstorphine AAC) and Ross Gollan (Shettleston Harriers) are heading to Italy this weekend to take part in the 64th edition of Trofeo Vanoni – a three-man relay event.

Each leg is 7.3km with 435m ascent/descent and over 200 teams have entered. The start-lists include teams from England, France, Slovenia, Ireland, Wales and lots of Italian club teams. The women’s event is an individual race this year.

The following weekend Rory, Ross and Scout Adkin (Moorfoot Runners) will be competing in the Nations Cup.

This is a one-off event being held at the Val Bregaglia Trail, Chiavenna, over 19.5km.

The event was organised at a very late stage after the postponement of the World Championships to give international mountain runners an opportunity to compete at the highest level in 2021. Teams from USA and Europe will be attending.


North District Championships

The re-arranged North District Hill Running Championship is on Saturday (October 23), at the Meall a’Bhuachallie, Badaguish Outdoor Centre, near Aviemore.

Runners do a circuit of the hill covering 13km with 720m.

Entries include Finlay Wild ( who will be trying to add the North Title to his recent scottishathletics Athletics Hill Running title), James Espie, Kirsty Rogan and Caroline Marwick.

With thanks to Angela Mudge

Men’s medallists at Cioch Mhor – winner Finlay Wild is flanked by Robin Howie (left) and Alasdair Campbell (photo by Angela Mudge)

Tags: hill running

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