Kirsteen Takes Aim Very High In Snowdonia
Kirsteen Welch was aiming very high in the Always Aim Higher, Snowdon Marathon Trail race on Sunday the 14th of July. With clear skies the conditions were dry underfoot, the higher altitude air slightly cooler which helped make it possible for Kirsteen’s outstanding performance in the Welsh mountains.
She has been training extremely hard this year, winning some very gruelling races along the way. So, it would not come as a surprise to hear that she pushed herself deep into the ‘pain cave’ during this event. Considering the altitude difference between Devon and Snowdonia she ran well and averaged a 9:11minute/mile, climbing a staggering 5,132ft of elevation gain. Also worth noting that many segments of this race she has now claimed as the fastest Lady recorded (Strava time).
She was the 1st Lady across the line coming 22nd over all in just 4h07m52s (chip time). There was an extra incentive to this event for the first two men and the first two ladies across the finish line. It comes in the form of a Team GB Shirt with a place in the World Mountain Running Championships in Argentina later this year. This is a well deserved achievement and the whole of SRC wish Kirsteen the very best of luck.