Collinge leads GB’s senior women to team silver, while Heidi Davies is also among the individual medallists at the event in Arco
Britain’s Emmie Collinge was among the winners at the European Mountain Running Championships in Arco, Italy, on Saturday (July 2).
The 2015 world silver medallist clocked 43:41 for the 8.54km up and down course to lead Great Britain’s senior women to team silver behind the host nation, which claimed the other two podium places through Alice Gaggi (44:08) and Sara Bottarelli (44:24).
Joining Collinge in securing team silver was Heidi Dent, who clocked 45:28 to place seventh, and Rebecca Hilland, who ran 46:27 for 13th, one place ahead of team-mate Sarah Tunstall (46:30).
Czech Republic, led by Pavla Schorna-Matyasova in fourth, claimed team bronze.
Twin brothers Martin and Bernard Dematteis claimed a 1-2 for Italy in the senior men’s race, finishing together to clock 53:33 and 53:34 respectively for the 12.31km race.
British trials winner Andrew Douglas just missed the podium, clocking 54:32 behind Turkey’s Ahmet Arslan (54:09) as Italy retained team gold ahead of Czech Republic and a GB team also featuring Chris Smith (55:49) in 12th, Tom Adams (57:25) in 17th and Ben Mounsey (58:07) in 26th.
Heidi Davies claimed individual bronze in the junior women’s race as she ran 19:09 for the 4.03km course, just one second behind silver medallist Giulia Zanne of Italy, while Czech Republic’s Michaela Stranska took the title in 18:03.
With Scarlet Dale fifth in 19:34 and Laura Stark 10th in 20:17, GB got team gold ahead of Italy and Czech Republic.
The junior men’s 8.54km race was won by Turkey’s Ferhat Bozkurt (39:00) from Italy’s Davide Magnini (39:35) and Turkey’s Mustafa Goksel (39:36) as Turkey claimed team gold, Italy silver and France bronze. The GB team placed fourth, with Ciaran Lewis (42:48) 13th, Gavin Bryson (43:37) 17th, Jake Smith (43:51) 21st and Josh Boyle (46:09) 26th.
Full results can be found here.