Louise in the running for Snowdonia success

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RACE ace Louise Mercer has been selected to represent Scotland at the junior hill running home international in Wales later this month.

The Teviotdale Harrier competed in the same race last year in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland and finished in fifth place.

And she is hoping to improve on that performance in the valleys on September 24.

She told the Hawick News: “It feels good to get picked again and I’m always excited going to these type of races.

“It’s being held in Snowdonia and I’ve never raced there before, so I’m hoping to run injury-free and well.”

Louise is currently recovering from a sprained ankle sustained at the start of last month. But she is keeping her fingers crossed she’ll be at full fitness for the international.

She added: “My ankle is slowly on the mend.

“It’s still holding me back but hopefully it will be better in the next few weeks.”