25th January 2018
11 TO REPRESENT THE BRITISH TEAM AT THE IAU 24 HOUR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
A team of 11 will represent the country at the IAU 24 Hour European Championships in May, taking on the challenge of endurance in Timisoara, Romania.
Reigning European champion Dan Lawson headlines the squad alongside three other members of the silver medal winning men’s team from 2016; Marco Consani, Steve Holyoak and Patrick Robbins.
Brighton’s Lawson covered a total of 162 miles on his way to the gold medal almost two years ago, and will fancy his chances again this time around on the continental stage.
At the world championships last summer, Jess Baker achieved a notable seventh place so will be one of the contenders in the women’s race in a few months’ time. On that occasion she covered 147 miles which was her furthest ever distance covered during that time period.
John Pares, the Team Leader commented:
“I’m delighted we are sending a strong team out to the Europeans at the end of May. We have a good tradition at these championships, with a number of medallists from previous editions, and we will be challenging the best in Europe once again.
“We have a lot of experience in this squad, balanced with a number of athletes making their first ever appearances in a British vest so I am looking forward to seeing them embrace this exciting opportunity.”
The British Athletics team for the IAU 24 Hour European Championships on 26-27 May 2018 in Timisoara, Romania: