Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace - Course Records Fall Again
On a wet, slippery Saturday high in the Scottish mountains, the male and female record breakers from yesterday’s Salomon Mamores VK™ race smashed their respective Salomon Ring of Steall Skyline™ records too! Cart wheeling 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.
Stian Angermund-Vik demonstrated is World Champion credentials to follow up his VK victory, with second course record the following day. © Guillem Casanova
Breastfeeding her young boy at the finishline, 3rd lady Oihana Azkorbebeitia from Basque Country (Spain) said the race was, “Very tough but very enjoyable.”
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, Devil’s Ridge and An Gearanach ridge.
Classic Scottish ridge terrain crushed by women's winner Laura Orgué © Guillem Casanova
Stian Angermund-Vik (Team Salomon, Norway) took almost a minute off his 2016 time to win in 3:24:51. Team mate Laura Orgué (Spain) ran 4:05:12. Both won & broke records on the men’s & ladies Salomon Mamores VK race yesterday.
Second male, Pascal Egali from Switzerland, came home in 3:26:23 and British Orienteering International, Kris Jones, completed the podium in 3:26:52. Second female Sheila Avilés from Spain finished in 4:05:56, with fellow Spaniard Oihana Azkorbebeitia completing an all Spainish podium in 4:15:21.
Male and Female Podium for the Salomon Ring of Steel Skyrace™ 2017 © Guillem Casanova