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
For anyone that CGAF: I last ran the @SnowdonRace in 2011, aged 34. I finished 11th. Today, aged 41, I also finished 11th but was nearly 3 mins quicker. Well done @smithcj_5, another youngish man, who gubbed me to finish 4th #ageisnothing pic.twitter.com/jebhRg8iCF
— Alasdair Anthony (@fiction_al) July 21, 2018