Winners crowned as Salomon Skyline Scotland 2022 attracts thousands

Thousands of runners and supporters flocked to Kinlochleven for the 2022 Salomon Skyline Scotland at the weekend.

The two-day festival of sky and trail races saw two new events this year – Lochaber 80 Ultra and Mamores Stalker Trail Race – which both formed part of the Spartan Trail Ultra World Championship.

Lochaber 80 Ultra results

The action at Salomon Skyline Scotland began early on Saturday with the Lochaber 80 Ultra, the longest race of the weekend, as runners took on trails through the Lochaber wilderness.

Sweden’s Simen Hjalmar Wästlund edged out Poland’s Jacob Snochowsk and Ireland’s Eoin Lennon in the men’s race, while the women’s edition produced a British winner in Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn.

Ireland’s Emma Stuart came home second, with Elaine Bisson, another British runner, completing the podium.

Men’s podium:

  1. Simen Hjalmar Wästlund – 7:17:25
  2. Jacob Snochowsk – 7:39:19
  3. Eoin Lennon – 8:11:21

Women’s podium:

  1. Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn – 8:49:05
  2. Emma Stuart – 9:32:57
  3. Elaine Bisson – 9:47:39
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Naomi Lang takes victory in the women’s Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace. ©Salomon Skyline Scotland® | No Limits Photography

Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace results

Salomon Ring of Steall kick-started the weekend’s skyracing at Salomon Skyline Scotland, with a field of 700 departing from Kinlochleven.

The 29km route across the Mamores featured 2,500m of climbing, including plenty of ridge scrambling.

Both the men’s and women’s podiums consisted entirely of British runners, with Alan Cherry and Naomi Lang, racing in her home country, picking up wins.

Men’s podium:

  1. Alan Cherry – 3:44:34
  2. Daniel Connolly – 3:53:42
  3. Ruaridh Mon-Williams – 3:58:51

Women’s podium:

  1. Naomi Lang – 3:55:38
  2. Fiona Bunn – 4:41:52
  3. Anwen Darlington – 4:46:09

Salomon Glen Coe Skyline results

On Sunday, Salomon Glen Coe Skyline got underway, the most challenging and technical event of the festival.

The iconic 52km race, which follows the famous Curved Ridge and Aonach Eagach, featured 4,750m of ascent.

Andrew Lamont, another British runner, was victorious in the men’s race ahead of USA’s Evan Williams, while Switzerland’s Noëmi Löw claimed a win in the women’s.

Men’s podium:

  1. Andrew Lamont – 8:13:39
  2. Evan Williams – 8:19:51
  3. Ed Brewer – 8:43:43

Women’s podium:

  1. Noëmi Löw – 11:05:18
  2. Natalie Taylor – 11:23:12
  3. Clementine Mitchell – 11:33:17
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Competitors scramble up Curved Ridge during Salomon Glen Coe Skyline. ©Salomon Skyline Scotland® | No Limits Photography

Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra results

Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra, a 52km event featuring 4,000m of ascent up to the summit of Ben Nevis, rounded off the weekend’s skyracing.

Britain’s Jack Oates reigned supreme in the men’s, while Lynne Allen was winner in the women’s race in her homeland.

Men’s podium:

  1. Jack Oates – 8:06:17
  2. William White – 8:14:37
  3. Jamie Kennedy – 8:29:53

Women’s podium:

  1. Lynne Allen – 9:30:47
  2. Helen Burgess – 9:52:09
  3. Sophie McKeeman – 9:59:23

Mamores Stalker Trail Race

More trail races followed on Sunday, with the 27km Mamores Stalker Trail Race, the second of the two Spartan Trail Ultra World Championship events, boasting a very competitive field.

Spain’s Antonio Martínez Pérez finished clear of Englishman Nick Swinburn and Australian Brodie Nakervis to clinch victory in the men’s race, with Norway’s Andrine Benjaminse overcoming British duo Eleanor Davis and Beth Garland to take the women’s title.

Men’s podium:

  1. Antonio Martínez Pérez – 2:03:00
  2. Nick Swinburn – 2:04:12
  3. Brodie Nakervis – 2:11:35

Women’s podium:

  1. Andrine Benjaminse – 2:20:05
  2. Eleanor Davis – 2:25:05
  3. Beth Garland – 2:32:31

For full results from the 2022 Salomon Skyline Scotland, click here.

Olly Green
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Olly recently graduated with a degree in Sports Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University. When he's not crying about the current state of Man Utd you'll find him writing about a range of sports - from curling to football and trail running to rugby.