Scotland hill runners prepare for Snowdon International

Thursday 13th July 2023

Scotland team picked for Wales

Nine Scots will race the annual Snowdon International – or INTERNATIONAL RAS YR WYDDFAA as it is now known in Wales.

Runners race  500m on the flat before climbing 7.1km and 1085m to the summit and descending back down again.

Conditions are looking good with showers and cooler temperatures forecast.

This year the race also incorporates the British Mountain Running Championship and the Senior Home Countries International. Snowdon is a historic race and will be an excellent host for these titles to be decided.

Our Scotland team has both experience and first timers. Andy Douglas (Inverclyde) won in 2019 and will be in high spirits after his double victory in the recent European Masters Mountain Running Championships and Ross Gollan (Shettleston) won in 2022.

Andy and Ross are joined by fellow GB international Sasha Chepelin (Carnethy) and first timers Alasdair Campbell (Cambuslang) and Ritchie Gardiner (Corstorphine).

Our Report on the 2022 event 

The women’s team is also experienced with three of the team having raced Snowdon last year. Holly Page and Kirsty Dickson (both Carnethy) and Catriona MacDonald (Bellahouston) did so and this time are joined by Megan Crawford (Fife AC).

Congratulations to the athletes on selections and good luck for Saturday.

Tags: hill running, Snowdon, Snowdon International

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