Sasha Takes Munros 24 Hour Record; WMRA cancels Youth Cup
Sasha Chepelin – broke Munros 24-hour record held by Jim Mann as he climbed 32 peaks (photo by Bobby Gavin)
It is not too often that we dive into the world of ultra hill climbing but delighted to make an exception for exceptional performance in Sacha Chepelin.
Few events can demonstrate the wide range of athletics in Scotland with a 24 Hour Munros Challenge as far from technical disciplines as hurdles and jumps as it is possible to imagine. A Munro is a mountain in Scotland over 3000 feet.
But what an impressive performance from Sasha, a Scottish one-stage junior hill racer and also involved in orienteering, having climbed no less than 32 Munros in the span of time – making it 23 hours and 10 minutes.
Jim mann had held the existing Munros 24 hour record with 30 staggered peaks during the period and we understand the rules are such that as long as the start and finish point is the same, runners can start wherever they want .
Thanks to the likes of Ally Beaver and Jacob Adkin for reporting Sasha’s accomplishments on Twitter and alerting us. Thanks also to Angela Mudge.
the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) canceled the International Youth Cup for U18 athletes later this year.
Ambleside in the Lake District was supposed to host the event in October, but local organizers don’t believe they can make arrangements to meet Covid-19 restrictions.
This of course means that there will be no Scottish selections for this event – but the good news for our young hill climbers is that the Cademuir roller coaster at Peebles is still ongoing.
saturday august 15 is the date of the races in the U18 and U15 categories and registrations are open here
NEW WOMEN’S FKT for British 100 km champion Sophie Mullins @RunsWritesCode run the 52km on Union Canal from Falkirk Wheel-Edinburgh on the clock in 4.07.15 just over 2 minutes outside the 2019 Sam Hewards Men’s FKT @scoathletics @AthleticsWeekly @FifeAC @ Fionaoutside https://t.co/QaUOPL58sk pic.twitter.com/8JQXWcEnU6
– Adrian Stott (@TaritTweets) August 1, 2020
From hill climb to ultra running again and Scottish international Sophie mullin joined James stewart and Joasia zakrzewski by delivering a good performance following the confinement of the training.
The Fife athlete rode the Union Canal 52km route through central Scotland and clocked the fastest time ever in the women’s division after initially hoping to beat men’s FKT.
Well done to Sophie and her support team.
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