Italian job for Simpson

Banchory’s Robbie Simpson will represent a Great Britain select side in this weeken’s 54th Trofeo Vanoni international mountain-running relay race at Morbegno, Lombardy.

It will be the third time the Deeside athlete has competed in this prestigious European event and he is hoping for another good performance.

In 2010 Simpson’s team finished fifth and last year he produced a stunning performance on the third and final stage to take second position behind a strong Italian side.