Five Banchory wins on the trot for speedy Simpson

Published: 27/12/2013

Great Britain mountain running international Robbie Simpson showed his winter training is going well by leading home a field of close to 200 participants in the Banchory Boxing Day run.

The Deeside athlete, 22, who returned home a few days ago from a spell of warm weather training in Lanzarote, became the first runner in the long history of the run to dip under 15 minutes for the three mile course when recording 14min 59sec.

It is the fifth year in a row Simpson has been first home in his local run and it sets him up nicely for a busy spell of more testing races over the next ten days.

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