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Athletics: Ilford AC runner Peter Spelman hits heights in Swiss Alps

PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 August 2017

Ilford AC runner Peter Spelman travelled to Switzerland for a series of races in the Alpine town of Davos last week (pic: Ilford AC)

Ilford AC runner Peter Spelman travelled to Switzerland for a series of races in the Alpine town of Davos last week (pic: Ilford AC)

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Ilford AC member Peter Spelman travelled to Switzerland last week to take part in the Swiss Alpine Davos Running event.

The meet sees runners take part in a series of different races and trail runs, and is often popular with tourists.

Spelman’s first race was last Tuesday when he took part in a 4k race on a hilly course around Lake Davos, in which the Ilford man finished as the third fastest M65 athlete in 25 minutes 34 seconds.

On Saturday, Spelman then took part in K31 race, which was a 31k run that started in Davos, travelled through the Wiesner viaduct and finished in nearby Filisur.

Spelman finished 25th in his age group for the race, after clocking a time of three hours 49 minutes and 10 seconds.

The following day saw Spelman run the D22 event, a 22k run trail run that involved 1,150m of climbing.

During the race, competitors could opt to shorten their distance but Spelman ran the 22k in 3:57.

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