Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Andy Cox at Ben Nevis

Andy Cox was in action in Ben Nevis Race on Saturday which Scottish Hill Racing describes as the The most daunting hill race in Scotland, with the roughest toughest descent” which isn’t that surprising for a 9 mile race with 4,400 feet up and down the biggest mountain in Britain.

The race was won, yet again for the 8th time on the bounce, by Finlay Wild of Lochaber AC in a time of 1:31:37. Andy had an excellent performance clocking 1:54:59 to finish in 36th position in a huge field of almost 500 including some of the best mountain runners from all over Scotland and Britain. Andy’s race was an 8 ½ minute improvement over his time from 2 years ago. 
Andy on the descent - being chased by a bloke in some interesting attire!

Also in action was Craig Mattocks from Peebles just inside the 2 hr barrier in 1:59:36 for 57th position. Full results here
There is a cracking video of the race with slo-mo sections and a good soundtrack showing Andy very far up the field, especially on the climb – check it out:

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