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Snowdon race won by teenager

Posted 26 July 2010
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Snowdon race won by teenager
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The 35th annual Snowdon Mountain race was won by a teenager from Scotland.

Robbie Simpson, an 18-year-old from the Deeside Athletics Club near Aberdeen, beat off all-comers in the ten-mile race up and down the highest mountain in Wales, which was held on Saturday (July 24th).

He completed the course in 67 minutes and 59 seconds, commenting afterwards that he did not realise he was winning until the closing strait, having passed Italian Alex Baldaccini - who he thought was still ahead of him - without noticing.

Those who fancy a go at fell running themselves may wish to pick up some running gear at their nearest Go Outdoors store, as well as ordnance survey maps to help track their routes.

People living in Scotland like Robbie Simpson may be interested in the Braemar Gathering Hill Race in September, when the Highland Games event includes a dash from the showground in the town to the top of Morrone and back.

This event is traditionally attended by the Queen and other members of the royal family.

Posted by Dan Mirza