New female Snowdon ascent record
Lifelong vegetarian and VCAC member for several years 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, Emmie raced to sixth position overall and first female in an elite field of 30 invited 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 the runners race from the village of Llanberis up to the summit at 1,085 metres. On a rare visit from her base 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, Emmie 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 hoping to represent Great Britain at the World Mountain Running Championships.