Mountain Running team selected for Slovenia event
England Athletics re pleased to announce the team selected for the Smarna Gora mountain running event to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 7th October.
This is an important development opportunity for England U23 athletes and is intended as a stepping stone to senior GB representation. The Smarna Gora Mountain Race is a prestigious race in the mountain running calendar and attracts top athletes from across Europe.
- Callum Davidson (Club: Rossendale, Coach: Roy Davidson)
- Tom McGuiness (Club: East Cheshire Harriers, Coach: Jack Dobson)
- Ruth Jones (Club: Salford Harriers, Coach: Duncan Mason)
Callum was a regular England representative at junior level, finishing 10th at last year's Junior Home International. He has started his transition from junior to senior international mountain running, with a creditable performance in the senior European trial.
Tom performed well in the England U23 international trip in September last year (pictured above), and has earned selection again this year with good performances in the senior trials for the World and European Championships.
Ruth has excelled in her first year of mountain running, gaining her first England vest at U23 for the Senior Home International, where she finished an excellent 4th.
Team Manager Neil Wilkinson told us, "Callum and Tom have continued to progress from the Junior ranks and Ruth has performed well in her first year at mountain running. Competing at U23 level in International competition will give them valuable experience to work towards senior England and GB representation."
More information at the official event website: www.smaragora.com