Almond blossom

Kenyan favourite Mark Bett was the overall men’s winner of Albufeira’s traditional Almond Blossom cross country meeting on Sunday.

He was closely followed home by Morocco-born Team Conforlimpa runner Yousef el Kalai, whose performance saw him crowned Portuguese national champion.

The women’s field was led home by Dulce Felix well clear of Sara Moreira and Faro’s Ana Dias.