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Balmoral champions compete on European stage - 5 July 2013

Two RunBalmoral race champions, who both come from the Deeside area, are representing Great Britain in separate European championship events over the coming week.

On Saturday (6th July) the St. James's Place Wealth Management 15 mile trail race champion, Robbie Simpson, is competing in the European mountain running championships at Borovets, Bulgaria.

Robbie, from Banchory, has high hopes of a top ten finishing position and perhaps even a medal in the team competition.

Then, next Friday (12th July), ConocoPhillips 5K winner Rhona Auckland will compete in the 10,000m at the European under-23 track and field championships at Tampere, Finland.

Rhona, 20, from Torphins, is currently placed in seventh position in the Euro under-23 rankings.

Robbie and Rhona have been regular competitors at Balmoral since their scholdays and we are delighted to see them going on to perform at such a high level. We wish them the best of luck. 

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