26th October 2022


There have been a couple of updates to the Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad heading to Thailand for the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (4-6 November) next week.

Naomi Lang (coach: Lewis Walker, club: Carnethy HRC) has earned a late call-up to the senior women’s up & down race following the withdrawal of Phillipa Williams due to an arm injury.

As a result of the withdrawal, Kate Avery (Shildon) will now also race in the uphill only and up & down race, as she doubles up in Chiang Mai.

Unfortunately, Tom Evans has also withdrawn from the men’s 80km trail race.

The Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships:

Trail Running

Senior women – 40km Trail race:

Elsey Davis (self-coached, Preston)

Catriona Graves (Tracey Brindley, Highland Hill Runners)

Nichola Jackson (Billy Cartwright, Keswick)

Sharon Taylor (Helm Hill)


Senior men – 40km Trail race:

Tom Adams (self-coached, Ilkley)

Jon Albon (Isfjorden IL)

Billy Cartwright (Matlock)

Kristian Jones (Swansea)

Brennan Townshend (Keswick)


Senior women – 80km Trail race:

Meryl Cooper (David Roche, Deeside Runners)

Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn (self-coached, Keswick)


Senior men – 80km Trail race:

George Foster (Martin Cox, Matlock AC)

Harry Jones (Martin Cox, Mynyddwyr De Cymru)

Ryan Smith (self-coached, Rocky Mountain Runners)


Mountain Running

Senior women – uphill only:

Scout Adkin (Angela Mudge, Ambleside)

Kate Avery (Shildon)

Ruth Jones (Duncan Mason, Salford)

Holly Page (Lewis Walker, Dartford)


Senior men – uphill only:

Jacob Adkin (Robbie Simpson, Keswick)

Dan Haworth (Matlock)

Chris Richards (Duncan Richards, Helm Hill)

Joe Steward (Salford)


Senior women – up-and-down:

Scout Adkin (Angela Mudge, Ambleside)

Kate Avery (Shildon)

Holly Page (Lewis Walker, Dartford)

Naomi Lang (Lewis Walker, Carnethy HRC)


Senior men – up-and-down:

Alexander Chepelin (Carnethy)

Andrew Douglas (Sophie Dunnett, Inverclyde)

Ross Gollan (Sophie Dunnett, Shettleston)

Chris Richards (Duncan Richards, Helm Hill)


U20 women – up and down:

Jess Bailey (Matthew Long, Leven Valley)

Emily Gibbins (Sally Malir, Ilkley)

Rebecca Flaherty (Karen Glerum, Bingley)

Ellen Weir (Anne Hegvold, Hercules Wimbledon)


U20 men – up-and-down:

Edward Corden (Michael Doyle, Stockport)

Fraser Gilmour (Robert Hawkins, Kilbarchan)

Finlay Grant (Dark Peak Fell Runners)

William Longden (Terry Fowler, Buxton)


Team staff:

Team Lead: Mark Croasdale

Team coaches: Kim Collison, Angela Mudge, Jackie Newton and Adrian Stott

Physios: Lachlan Bromley and Graeme Everard

Doctor: Meinir Jones


*Photo credit: Bobby Gavin