The British team for the IAU 24 Hour European Championships which will take place in Albi, France on 22-23 October 2016 has been announced by British Athletics.
In 2015, the British team achieved their best result in the history of the event, with every athlete winning a medal. Robbie Britton headlines the 11-strong team after winning world and European 24 hour bronze last year. His distance of 261.140km (162 miles) moved him up to fifth on the GB all-time ranking, and he will be in confident mood heading into the 2016 edition.
Alongside the individual achievements, the men’s team won gold at world and European level in Turin last year. Five of those athletes return to the fray in October and will be seeking further European medal success.
The women’s team will be led by Self-Transcendence 24 hour winner Beth Pascall who will make her international debut in a GB vest. She will be joined by four members of the women’s team who won European bronze in 2015, including Izzy Wykes who was the fourth placed European on that occasion.
The British Athletics team for the IAU 24 Hour European Championships on 22-23 October 2016 in Albi, France:
Debbie Martin Consani