7th October 2022
SQUAD OF 11 SET OF IAU 50KM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be represented by 11 athletes at the inaugural IAU (International Association of Ultrarunners) 50km European Championships in Avila, Spain on Saturday 8th October 2022.
Following the two trial races held on the 3 April at the 50km race at the Anglo Celtic Plate in Perth, and the Manchester Marathon, six men and five women were selected for the Championships.
Nigel Martin earned his first British vest following his 2:15.29 clocking over the marathon distance in Manchester, a personal best time for the Sale Harriers Manchester athlete.
Previous GB & NI senior internationals Andrew Davies (Stockport), Alex Milne (Hercules Wimbledon) and Dan Nash (Self-coached, Cardiff) join the men’s squad of six. Nash was third at the 2019 IAU World 50km Championships, while Milne was 15th. Davies was fifth at the 2016 edition, so the trio add valuable experience to the British team for the European edition of the event.
Also joining the team will be Will Mycroft (Cambridge and Coleridge) and Ronnie Richmond (Bideford) who have been called-up to a British team for the first time in their careers.
In the women’s quintet, Chloe Richardson (Marc Scott, Birchfield) gained automatic selection in Manchester back in April after running a time of 2.33.25 over the 26.2-mile distance. The Birchfield Harrier will make her maiden appearance for GB & NI when she pulls on the vest this Saturday.
The four athletes alongside her in the team will also be making their international debuts and they include Rebecca Bunting (Jacob Howe, London Heathside), Ali Lavender (Andrew Walling, Oswestry), Sally Ratcliffe (Geoff Watkin, Aldershot, Farnham and District) and Elizabeth Renondeau (Vale Royal).
The British team for the IAU 50km European Championships in Avila, Spain:
Andrew Davies (Stockport)
Nigel Martin (Sale Harriers Manchester)
Alex Milne (Hercules Wimbledon)
Will Mycroft (Cambridge and Coleridge)
Dan Nash (self-coached, Cardiff)
Ronnie Richmond (Bideford)
Rebecca Bunting (Jacob Howe, London Heathside)
Ali Lavender (Andrew Walling, Oswestry)
Sally Ratcliffe (Geoff Watkin, Aldershot, Farnham and District)
Chloe Richardson (Marc Scott, Birchfield)
Elizabeth Renondeau (Vale Royal)