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Couple enjoy glory in Snowdon race

Posted 24 July 2012
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Couple enjoy glory in Snowdon race
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There was a household triumph in the Snowdonia International race as Murray Stain won the weekend's Snowdon International Mountain Race, before seeing his partner Tessa Hill become the first female runner to cross the line.

Stain improved on second last year and third place in 2010 as Andi Jones, winner in five of the last seven years, had to pull out with an injury halfway round the course, the Daily Post reports.

Commenting on the misfortune suffered by Salford-based Jones, race organiser Stephen Edwards said: "He made a good start but told me he didn’t feel right and pulled out before the halfway point.

"But he's already told me he'll be back next year."

Eryri Harrier Rob Samuel was the first Welshman over the line, in sixth place, as hundreds of keen athletes donned their running shoes to take on the challenge.

The race, which has been run since 1976, starts and ends in Llanberis, racing to the top of Snowdon and back via the Llanberis Path, which runs along a similar route to the Snowdon Mountain Railway.