Brit pack head to Switzerland...

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Fri 10 Aug '12


Marco de Gasperi going for number 3 at Sierre-Zinal

The Sierre Zinal race this weekend is one of the world’s top mountain races. With such British winners in it’s 39 year history as Jeff Norman, Angela Mudge, Jack Maitland and Veronique Marot, this one means a lot to the UK elite…

So, no surprise to see the likes of Tom Owens, Robbie Simpson, Tessa Hill, Joe Symonds, Lauren Jeska and Nick Swinburn taking on 2011 winner Marco de Gasperi and the might of European and world mountain and Skyrunning then.

Read the full iRunFar preview here.

Reactions so far
  1. stuart roberts Aug 14, 12:41 PM

    billy burns is fastest brit ever at sierre zinal( 2hr 34 mins),the last brit to win it , 5 podium places in 12 runs , and one of two athletes ever to beat the record holder jonathon wyatt at sierre zinal . And hes not even mentioned ! Then at fast approaching 50 beat rest of the top brits . He doesnt make excuses , even though he could at his age !

  2. Matt MST Aug 14, 02:49 PM

    Thanks Stuart

    I was passed info regarding the pre-entries and along with Murray Strain I didnt realise Billy was running. I am also in awe of him and his performances at this race. He is in the race report and I am hoping to do a feature on him and his upcoming participation in the Trans Alpine Run with Morgan Donnelly – a force to be reckoned with no doubt.


Comments closed

Report an offensive post

Latest comments

  • Adair Broughton 03 Jun '14(Andi and Katie are Great in Keswick)

    Fantastic event to watch and …

  • Don 03 May '14(Bragg settles for a podium place at the Fellsman)

    Didn’t the leading 2 have …

  • Peter Mackie 24 Apr '14(3 Peaks - the joy of winning)

    The closest I’ll get to …

About MST

Mud, Sweat and Tears was dreamt up some time ago. I had returned to the sport of running (competitively) after around a 15 year layoff due to injury.

Read more…

Alex Vero
Great story. Great film making...
Athletics Weekly
The don dada of running magazines
Fell photos
These shots are top notch emotion
The FRA's site, still strong...
The all-seeing eye
The very best coverage for all things ultra-trail, and much more!
Jonathan Wyatt
The greatest hill runner of our time...
New and eeeven better!
Original Mountain Marathon
Does what its says on the tin
Run Snowdonia
Iain and Sarah Ridgway's excellent mountain running guide service!
Runner's World
The mag for the masses
Running over Mountains and around the World
International blog from Moira O'Sullivan
Dont sleep on this one!
Trail Running
Great trail running resource, take a peek
Trail Running Magazine
UK magazine devoted to the exciting, adventurous world of off-road running!
UK Athletics
Track and field, and other stuff
Welsh Fell Runners Association
World Mountain Running Association
IAAF's global up hill, down dale, site
Friends & Family
  • After Market logo
  • Block Interactive logo
More Videos

Check out the MST collection: