British Athletics Liverpool Cross Challenge


Wales name teams for the British Athletics Liverpool Cross Challenge on Saturday 29th November.

Senior & U20 teams will compete at the prestigious event which includes trial races for the European Cross Country Championships.

The best Welsh Athletes will hope to earn a place in the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Team to compete in Bulgaria on 14th December.

Welsh teams;

U20 Women
Ellie Atkinson Cardiff AAC
Olivia Gwynn Swansea Harriers
Georgina Outten Birchfield Harriers
Kate Seary  Cardiff AAC
U20 Men
John Cove Cardiff AAC
Matthew Edwards Cardiff AAC
Jac Hopkins Swansea Harriers
Iolo Hughes Menai T & F
Senior Women
Alaw Beynon-Thomas Swansea Harriers
Caryl Jones Swansea Harriers
Kath Matthews Chepstow Harriers
Kate Roberts Swansea Harriers
Senior Men
Joshua Griffiths Swansea Harriers
Jon Hopkins Swansea Harriers
Charlie Hulson Sale Harriers
Owain Jones Bristol & West AC
Team Management
Phil Banning Team Leader
Sharon Leech Women's Team Manager
Kevin Tobin Men's Team Manager


The British Athletics Cross Challenge is back for 2014 - 2015, taking in four key cross country fixtures across the UK, including a new venue, throughout the autumn and winter season.

The series offers four high quality and competitive cross country opportunities for athletes which culminates with the series finale in Birmingham in March 2015.

The Cross Challenge also gives up-and-coming athletes the opportunity to match themselves against established cross country stars with competitive fields catering for all age-groups; senior, under-20, under-17, under-15 and under-13.

The Cross Challenge events will be held at Liverpool, Cardiff, and Milton Keynes for the first time, with the series finale to be hosted once again at Cofton Park, Birmingham.

With cash prizes on offer, the British Athletics Cross Challenge guarantees fantastic racing opportunities as our athletes prepare for events such as European Cross Country Championships in Bulgaria in December 2014 and the World Cross Country Championships in China in March 2015. Further information on international selection can be found here.

British Athletics believes that the series is a fundamental pathway for endurance competitors and looks forward to once again working with the various organisers who deliver quality events each time.

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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