Scout finds her feet on Skiddaw

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It is probably her most raced mountain and familiarity with the territory helped Moorfoot Runner Scout Adkin to win the Skiddaw Fell Race in the Lake District on Sunday.

Returning home in a time of one hour, 21 minutes and 38 seconds, the 20 year-old physiotherapy student was nearly seven minutes quicker than last year and crossed the line 38 seconds clear of the second woman home.

The race was preparation for a second assault on Snowdon on July 20, this time in the Snowdon Super Cup, an invitation-only uphill race with a top international field.