The GB team recently competed in the European Off-Road Championships in Adelboden in Switzerland and came home with a string of superb performances, led by Alastair Douglas’ two gold medals.
- Andrew Douglas, M35, of Inverclyde Athletic Club, overall winner of both the 8.8k Mountain Running Men’s Championships and 34.9k Trail Running Men’s Championships
- Lou Osborn, W50, of Ambleside AC, W50 Gold medal in the 8.8k Mountain Running Women’s Championships
- Paul Cornforth, M60, also of Ambleside AC, M60 bronze medal in the 34.9k Trail Running Men’s Championships
The races were as you’d imagine for a Swiss Alps event – hilly and high with the finish line sitting at 6500ft for the 5-mile uphill event. So, it was particularly exciting to hear we did so well in what can only be described as an extreme event. British Masters runners are nothing but tough! We even beat Switzerland in one or two of the age groups.
For one runner, Paul Larkins, it was his first European Masters event and he was understandably excited to be representing GB and reports that there’s nothing to fear about running up a mountain, even if you do live – as he does – in the Fens and don’t even have slopes to run about, let alone hills.
You can read Paul’s full report at: exceptional.com
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