Scout lands overall silver in Mountain World Cup – and wins uphill gold

Monday 16th October 2023

Scout Adkin celebrates her uphill only race win on Friday evening in Gran Canaria (photo by Marfco Gulberti)

Scottish athlete Scout Adkin has again under-lined her global status in mountain running with a fine overall performance in the World Cup.

The World Mountain Running Association event is over a number of races across the summer period.

Scout took third place on Sunday in a race over 22k on Gran Canaria and that was enough to elevate her to the silver medal position on the overall podium (after starting the event in fifth place).

Kenyan Joyce Njeru took the overall gold after a series of wins including the Gran Canaria race.

Scout for her part had enjoyed the winning feeling on Friday evening in the uphill only race in the island. That performance ensured the Scot won the overall uphill series in the World Cup.

Well done to Scout, who is coached by our own Angela Mudge, and is short-listed for our 4J Athlete of the Year title at the 4J Annual Awards.


1 Joyce Njeru (KEN) 295

2 Sout Adkin (GBR) 230

3 Philaries Kisang (KEN) 215

4 Andrea Mayr (AUT) 190

5 Lucy Murigi (KEN) 190

World Cup podium from Gran Canaria (photo via Hector Rubio for WMRA)


Tags: mountain running, Scout Adkin, WMRA, World Cup

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