Winter Hill Runner Antonio Codina travelled to Scotland to take part in the Ben Nevis Ultra recently and ran a fantastic race to finish in the top 25.

The Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra is a challenging mountain ultra, set in the most tremendous mountain scenery.

The race has the considerable objective of summiting the highest mountain in the UK within its route of 52km and 4,000m ascent. Ben Nevis is certainly not the only Scottish ‘Munro’ in the route - four other Munros are summited, famous glens are visited, tremendous waterfalls, rivers, gorges and lochs are passed, while two distinctly different mountain ranges are traversed: The Mamores (twice) and the loftier Grey Corries.

Certainly, one of the most scenic paths at 20km will be the passage along the airy CMD Arête, that connects Càrn Mòr Dearg summit to Ben Nevis itself.

Inbetween the mountains, the route follows a mixture of ancient established paths, glen paths and forest tracks - many of which are the type of superb single track that trail-runners dream of.

The final section of the route completes the last of the three Munros.

World-class in all respects, this stern route is a tremendous achievement, with a return to Kinlochleven in sub 12-hours.

Very rarely is the bad weather route run, but this year there was no other option as torrential downpours and gusts of wind over 50mph lashed the Scottish mountain course.

Despite the weather being so bad and visibility at points being zero, Codina ran a fantastic race finishing 21st overall in 8hrs 1min.