Team announced for Snowdon Mountain Race

England Athletics are pleased to announce the representative team selected for the Snowdon International Mountain race which will take place on 20 July in Llanberis, North Wales

England has a long tradition of success at the Snowdon International Mountain Race, with numerous team and individual victories, but last year both teams finished 2nd so this year we are more determined than ever to regain the team titles. We’ve entered two of our strongest teams for some years. This year the race has the added international flavour of being part of the Mountain Running World Cup.

Team manager Mark Croasdale commented, “We always have high hopes of success at the Snowdon Mountain race, it’s a tough ascent and the descent burns your feet, it’s very different to many international mountain races, but is a classic race that many athletes want to win.”

Team

  • Dan Haworth (Matlock AC)
  • Michael Cayton (Ribble Valley Harriers, Martyn Bell)
  • Billy Cartwright (Matlock AC)
  • Joe Baxter (Pudsey and Bramley AC)
  • Hatti Archer (Hallamshire Harriers, Bud Baldaro)
  • Katie Walshaw (Holmfirth Harriers, Mark Croasdale)
  • Jemima Elgood (Ilkley Harriers)
  • Kelli Roberts (Helm Hill Harriers)

Dan Haworth won our trial at the Settle Hills Race and is having a great season, Dan was 2nd at the Inter Counties Fell Race and was the GB&NI reserve for last season’s World Mountain Running Championships. Mike Cayton is another having a great season and finished 2nd last weekend at Settle Hills, Mike has also run a 30m 29s 10km this season, and last represented England 19 years ago. Billy Cartwright is making his England debut after probably his best race of the season finishing 3rd at Settle Hills last weekend. Joe Baxter is another making his England debut and follows in a long line of Pudsey and Bramley athletes to represent their country, Joe finished 4th in the trial race last week.

Hatti Archer has represented GB&NI and England on numerous occasions achieving fantastic results on every surface possible, this season Hatti won the Inter Counties Fell race and won the Settle Hills trial race breaking the course record in the process. Before the Snowdon race Hatti will be representing GB&NI at the European Mountain Running Championships in Zermatt, Switzerland. Katie Walshaw is one of our most experienced female athletes and has represented GB&NI and England on numerous occasions. Katie was 3rd at Snowdon in 2015 and hopes to regain that impressive of form at this year’s race. Katie finished 3rd at this year’s Inter Counties Fell Race and 3rd in the trial last weekend. Jemima Elgood has represented England on the mountains as a junior but this is her first senior vest. Jemima was 4th at Settle Hills and has run a 35mins 33sec 10km this season. Kelli Roberts is currently leading the British Fell Running Championships and is 2nd in the English Championships, Kelli also finished 2nd in the Inter Counties Fell Race and this great form has led to her selection to represent England.