Perth 24 Hour race selectionsEngland Athletics are pleased to announce the team selected for the Perth Ultra Fest 24 Hour race taking place on 4th/5th September 2010 in Perth, Scotland.
- Richard Quennell (Rugby & Northampton)
- Chris Finill (Harrow)
- Christopher Carver (Otley)
- Pat Robbins (Unattached)
- Vicky Skelton (North Devon R.R.)
- Marie Doke (Unattached)
- Angela Sadler (Tewkesbury A.C.)
- Sandra Brown (Surrey WC)
The first 3 men selected all ran well at the 24 Hour World Championship at Brive La Gaillarde in France on 13th/14th May 2010, coming 12th, 55th and 47th respectively. Richard is advised by Hilary Walker and Chris Finill is advised by Andy Smith. Pat Robbins has no less of a pedigree - he came 10th in the 24 Hour Commonwealth Championship at Keswick, Cumbria last year and placed 1st at the Grand Union Canal 145 mile race with a time of 26 hours 24 minutes at the end of May.
For the women's team, Vicky, Marie and Sandra acquitted themselves well at the Commonwealths in Keswick with placings of 2nd, 4th and 13th. Marie Doke and Sandra Brown have also recently competed in France, with a 16th position for UK top ranked Marie at the 24 Hour World Championship in Brive La Gaillarde in May, and 6th Position for Sandra (advised by Richard Brown) who completed 187.53 km at the 24 Hour event on 6th March in Bourges.
Team managers are Norman Wilson, Andy Smith and Eleanor Robinson. After the success of last year's Commonwealth 24 Hour Championship the team go with high hopes to win both the Men's and Women's team events - we wish them all the best.