Again! 2 course records fall at the 2017 Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace

Press Release – Ourea Events

The Saturday of the Skyline Scotland weekend, yet again, two course records fall, this time on the Ring of Steall Skyrace.

On a wet, slippery Saturday high in the Scottish mountains, the male and female record breakers from Friday’s Salomon Mamores VK race smashed their respective Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace records too! Cartwheeling over the finish line, an energetic Stian Angermund-Vik (Team Salomon) from Norway took almost a minute off his 2016 time. Team mate Laura Orgué from Spain annihilated the 29k course with 2,800m ascent in 4:05, taking 34mins off Georgia Tindley’s time at the inaugural race last year. Breastfeeding her young boy at the finishline, 3rd lady Oihana Azkorbebeitia from Basque Country (Spain) said the race was, “Very tough but very enjoyable.”166A1789Image Copyright – @guillemcasanova.com

Breaking news!

  • Stian Angermund-Vik (Team Salomon, Norway) took almost a minute off his 2016 time.
  • Team mate Laura Orgué (Spain) ran 4:05, 34mins off Georgia Tindley’s 2016 time.
  • Both won & broke records on the men’s & ladies Salomon Mamores VK race yesterday.
  • 2nd male Pascal Egali 3:25; 3rd male Kris Jones 3:26
  • 2nd female Sheila Avilés 4:05; 3rd female Oihana Azkorbebeitia 4:15 CD2A3085166A1771Image Copyright – @guillemcasanova.com

 

What?

  • The Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace is part of the Salomon Skyline Scotland event 15-17 Sept, from Kinlochleven.
  • The route goes over four high Scottish mountains including a scramble across the exposed, knife-edge Devil’s Ridge.
  • It’s a steep, difficult, technical Skyrace with airy scrambling ridges, only suitable for bold mountain runners.CD2A3133Image Copyright – @guillemcasanova.com

For more information about the Mamores VK & Skyline Scotland, check out http://www.skylinescotland.com

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