24th June 2018


 Unfortunately Eilidh Doyle will be unable to defend her British 400m Hurdles title at this weekend’s Müller British Athletics Championships due to her continued recovery from an injury that was sustained during the World Indoor 400m final. Having managed the injury throughout the Commonwealth Games, Eilidh has spent the time since returning from the Gold Coast rehabbing with the British Athletics medical team with a view to returning to full fitness for this summer’s European Championships.

An athlete whose support of both the national championships has always been exceptional, Eilidh said:

“I’m really gutted to not be able to defend my title– the British Championships has always been a really important event to me and is something I always factor into my race schedule; it’s always a really proud moment to stand on the podium and be crowned British champion.

“With that said, I’m really looking forward to being there in person and taking the rare opportunity to experience the weekend as a spectator– the great weather forecast and a number of the events looking really competitive will make for a great champs.”

On her progress recovery-wise, she added: “The last few weeks have gone well – I’ll continue to work hard during my rehabilitation and am confident I’ll be in good shape should I gain selection for Berlin this summer.”