Published: 24/01/2017 10:36 - Updated: 24/01/2017 10:47

Anna races to victory for Scotland

YOUNG Moray running star Annan Macfadyen has notched up another major success wearing her Scotland international vest.

The 17-year-old Forres Harriers athlete won the women’s under-20 race ahead of 45 other runners at the Cardiff Cross Challenge on Sunday.

The Celtic Nations XC event, part of the British Cross Challenge series, pitted the best UK and Ireland cross country talent against each other in a range of age groups.

Forres Academy pupil Anna, from Roseisle, burst clear of main Irish rival Amy Rose Farrell to win by four seconds in a time of 18 minutes, 35 seconds over the 4.9km course.

Earlier this month the teenager produced a superb performance to finish third in the senior women’s national inter-district cross country race in Edinburgh, just behind former Commonwealth Games runner Morag MacLarty.

On her Cardiff win, the Scottish Athletics website said: “Anna Macfadyen is starting to make a real impact at U20 level in British terms and her terrific performance took British Cross Challenge and Celtic Nations XC gold."

Read more: Anna shines in the company of Sir Mo

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