Fermanagh woman Angela Speight has recently returned from Argentina after representing Ireland at the World Mountain Running Championships.

The event consisted of 44km with a mixture of terrain and water crossings.

The course took athletes on a long gradual climb up to the Cerro Bayo ski station and then the hard work began with a long step climb to the summit of Cerro Bayon.

The four mile section before hitting the summit, the course was covered in thick technical snow and that was then followed by a technical ridge section after cold tired legs.

Speight ran a very strong race to finish as the first Irish female athlete home, only 30 seconds behind the third Irish male.

This helped her to a position of 36th overall with over 100 in the event and Angela was only 40 seconds behind an elite Australian sponsored Hoka athlete.

In the team section the Irish team finished in tenth place.

And the hard work continues for Angela who is now set to begin training for an ultra trail event consisting of 54 miles in Scotland.

This event will help Angela in preparation for the next year’s World championship trials.