03 April 2012
October is traditionally a transitional month in the athletics calendar with the focus of attention on road races and the early cross country events.
UKA is pleased to announce that Dewi Griffiths (Kevin Evans), Gemma Steel (John Nuttall) and Jo Pavey (Gavin Pavey) are included in the nominations for the European Athlete of the Month Award for October, organised by European Athletics.
Griffiths, the 21-year-old British runner was an impressive winner at the McCain Bristol Cross Challenge on 28 October, covering the tricky 8.29km circuit in 29:44 and will go to the SPAR European Cross Country Championships on 9 December as one of the favourites for the under 23 race.
Steel was the first European home at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, finishing seventh in 71:09, while Pavey clocked 53:00 for 10 miles in Portsmouth on 28 October, the fastest time in the world this year.
The voting will close on 19 November at noon CET.
The European Athlete of the Month initiative was launched in January 2007 and is designed to recognise outstanding performers at all levels of the sport in Europe.
Click on the link below to cast your vote.