British Athletics has today announced their full team to #REPRESENT Great Britain & Northern Ireland on home soil at the European 10,000m Cup at Parliament Hill in London on May 19.
Jennifer Nesbitt (David Walker; Worcester) leads the six women selected, fresh from her Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast where she received a late call up for Wales in the 10,000m and will be joined by compatriot, Charlotte Arter (Chris Jones; Cardiff) who is set for another British vest after earning selection for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in March. She’ll be joined by Phoebe Law (Mick Woods; Kingston & Poly), British bronze medallist from 2017, Katrina Wootton (David Dix; Coventry), Louise Small (Mick Woods; Aldershot, Farnham & District) and Claire Duck (Mike Baxter).
"I ran in the Euro Team cup in Turkey in 2016 and claimed Bronze, and it'll be a real honour to represent GB in the event again as part of a really strong looking team, and have my family able to come and support. I really love the event at Highgate, i've run there for the last 3 years, and got PBs and this year the atmosphere promises to be better than ever, so i'll be looking for another great time." said Jenny.
And Charlotte commented “I’m really excited to be representing Great Britain again so soon after racing as part of British Athletics’ team at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia. This will be my first British Athletics ’vest on the track, and I couldn’t think of a better place to do it – Highgate is one of my favourite meets of the year, the atmosphere is unbelievable and I’m sure there will be a lot of support for the British athletes”.
Welsh Athletics, National Endurance Manager, Chris Jones, who will lead the team said: “The European 10,000m Cup is an important marker on the 2018 calendar and we are pleased to announce a full British team for what will be a great event. By selecting a full team of 12, we are showing our intent to earn the highest possible placing in both the men’s and women’s team standings. The team is a good mixture of those used to big events, including the European 10,000m Cup, and promising talent on the pathway to future major championships. We are encouraged by the performances so far this year and look forward to coming together as a British team to achieve our best in London.”