Coulson Added To British Team For European Championships Half Marathon

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British Athletics today confirmed that Jessica Coulson (coach: Mick Woods) has been added to its team for the half marathon Team Cup at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 6-10 July.

Coulson, the 2015 British half marathon champion, replaces Scotland’s Susan Partridge (Steve Jones) on the team, who has withdrawn due to fitness concerns.

“I am grateful for this opportunity and excited to compete at my first major summer championships,” said Coulson. “I hope to put in a great performance for the team in Amsterdam and I wish Susan all the best with her return to full fitness.”

Men’s Team:
Callum Hawkins (Robert Hawkins)
Tsegai Tewedle (John MacKay)
Derek Hawkins (Robert Hawkins)
Dewi Griffiths (Kevin Evans)
Scott Overall (Alan Storey)
Jonathan Hay (Mick Woods)

Women’s Team:
Alyson Dixon (self-coached)
Tina Muir (Steve Picucci)
Charlotte Purdue (Nic Bideau)
Gemma Steel (Rob Denmark)
Lily Partridge (Mick Woods)
Jessica Coulson (Mick Woods)

The full British Athletics squad for the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam will be announced following the British Athletics Olympic Trials on the 24–26 June 2016.


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First published on: 8 June, 2016 12:00 am