Former Mansfield Harrier Emmie Collinge sets new Snowdon Super Cup record

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Former Mansfield Harrier and Joseph Whitaker student Emmie Collinge has set a new record for the ascent of Snowdon.

With her time of 46.55 minutes set during the Snowdon Super Cup on 18 July, Collinge raced to sixth position overall and was first female in an elite field of 30 mountain running specialists.

The five-mile, uphill-only Snowdon Super Cup was held in conjunction with the prestigious 40th anniversary of the Snowdon International Race, and saw runners race from the village of Llanberis up to the summit at 1,085 metres.

Based in Italy, the 27-year-old translator took 12 seconds off the previous record, which was set in 1993 by Carol Greenwood.

The conditions were far from ideal on Saturday, with high winds and limited visibility for the second half of the race.

Battling injuries over the past six months, Collinge is delighted to have set a record but has high hopes for future mountain records once her fitness returns to full form.

This September she’s targeting the World Mountain Running Championships where she’s hoping to represent Great Britain.