Scotland women win at Snowdon

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Snowdon race website

Scotland women took team gold at the Snowdon International as they edged out England for a fine win.

The outstanding performance on Saturday in individual terms from a Scottish perspective was a storming run by Miranda Grant to finish second in the race behind Wales and GB international Bronwen Jenkinson.

It was a particularly impressive performance after a season plagued with injury for the Hunters Bog Trotters athlete. Miranda capped a great day by leading Scotland women to the team prize, beating England by a whisker. Jill Stephen had a great race to finish fifth and Steph Provan was not far behind in ninth.

Leading man was  veteran international Al Anthony, completing the Snowdon race several years after his last appearance in a Scotland vest, who finished 11th.

Robert Simpson was with Al at the summit but couldn’t quite match him on the descent, finishing close behind in 14th.

Murray Strain, racing only a few weeks after coming home 8th for GB in the World Long Distance Championships, was first Scot at the top but struggled on the descent, ending up in 17th.

With thanks to Malcolm Patterson

 

 

Tags: Al Anthony, Jill Stephen, Miranda Grant, Murray Strain, Robert Simpson, Snowdon International, Steph Provan

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