Calder Valley’s Ben Mounsey jumped at the unplanned opportunity to compete in one of his all-time favourite races, the prestigious Trofeo Vanoni mountain running Relay.
As part of the Great British team, Ben (centre of the photo) joined fellow athletes Andrew Douglas (SCO with Blue No 12) and Zak Hanna (NI with Red No. 12) in the beautiful Italian village of Morbegno for this international race. Each leg involves running a lap of 7k with over 400 metres of climb. The team finished an excellent 5th position overall, in a highly competitive field. France took first place, with the top Italian teams taking second and third.Read More
Ben says: “It was great to be back racing, but it was definitely a shock to the system after so many months of absence. Zak and Andy both had outstanding performances and I was really pleased that I could hang on to fifth place on the last leg ahead of Slovenia.” Time for a well deserved Spritz.